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UT San Diego: Use of Personal Devices at Work Gaining Acceptance More Personal Devices Seen at Work

Nov 25, 2013 / by Joseph Javien

Growing BYOD trend still raises security concerns

These days, employees are bringing to their workplaces their own personal devices, like smart phones, tablets and laptops.

In the past, a lot of companies weren’t too keen on the idea of allowing workers to use their own equipment. The overriding concern was about security of company data, as well as being uncomfortable with employees storing work information on personal devices.

Now, it appears that such thinking is starting to change. There’s a phenomenon spreading through business across the country that’s known as Bring Your Own Device, or BYOD.

“As companies keep recruiting millennials, BYOD is going to be important in keeping them happy,” said Jim Matteo, CEO of San Diego-based Bird Rock Systems, which provides network security solutions for a wide variety of businesses.

For the full story visit:

http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/nov/25/tp-use-of-personal-devices-at-work-gaining/

Topics: BYOD, In The News, Jim Matteo, Security

Joseph Javien

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