Provide devices for your employees or let them bring their own …. that is the question. It seems that pendulum continues to swing. The upside to BYOD, save on hardware costs and don’t ask employees to carry multiple devices. The downside is generally focused on security issues and costs associated with managing that risk. It seems that company-provided devices are winning out right now. Check out the latest article from Computer World.
What are we seeing with our GeoJot+ field data collection app? Government agencies and large companies are leaning towards company- provided devices. However, with some smaller companies and larger companies that outsource to contracting companies, they will let or may even require that contractors provide their own devices. These employees are pushing data back into the company but generally are not pulling any data from the company which lessens the security risks.
What are you seeing?