Bring your own device – a 2013 resolution to Keep?

With the New Year, comes the litany of 2013 technology predictions. There is still a lot of discussion around BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) and what IT departments should prioritize this year. Through most of 2012 there was a push around creating BYOD policies internally organization, citing strongly the desire of employees and the added boost around productivity. Today, while there are still many proponents of this as a key factor in their decision, many are becoming skeptical as to the true organizational benefits to spending IT time or resources in this area.

Whether you believe this is an area of priority or not, the one striking prediction that has been popular (and I think is one of the likelier ones to come true this year) is that this year will see a major data breach of confidential information. If your company is one of the more than two-thirds of Canadian companies that allow employees to bring your own device to work, but do not have a policy in place regarding data security this seems to be a risky position. This discrepancy results in huge potential security risks for IT departments struggling to define the right policies and processes to meet and stay ahead of technology trends.

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What are your IT priorities for 2013?

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