By David Snow for Enterprise CIO Forum
Not a single analyst firm missed the opportunity to list Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) or the Consumerization of IT as one of their top predictions of 2012. That said, most of the focus has been on how wonderful BYOD policies are, as hardware costs get shifted to employees and organizations need only provide a way to access data and applications.
Early adopters of BYOD, however, tell a slightly different story: one of unexpected costs and the need to maintain a level of IT involvement.
BYOD Brings Many Challenges
Many employees’ mobile devices are their preferred method of communication, for both work and home. With BYOD, employees think they can just bring their mobile device or tablet to work and have IT support it—but…
Article originally appeared at EnterpriseCIOForum.com. Excerpt appears with permission from John Dodge.
About John Dodge
John Dodge is an award-winning journalist and newspaperman, who has covered technology and business since 1980. He spent 16 years at PC Week (now eWeek) as news editor and editor and several years as editor-in-chief of engineering magazines EDN and Design News. His personal blog is The Dodge Retort. John Dodge is presently the community manager at enterpriseCIOForum.com, an online community for CIOs sponsored by Hewlett Packard and produced by IDG.