Technology in the Workplace: How To Manage Employees' Use of Personal SmartPhones and Tablets For Work
Rather than using the company-issued Blackberry, many employees are now asking their employers if they can instead use their personal smartphone for work. And many employers are saying yes. Saying yes makes sense: employers can reduce the number of phones they have to purchase, and employees no longer have to carry two separate devices. Seems like a win-win. Not so fast (no, lawyers -at least this one - don't get added pleasure from raining on parades). Allowing employees to use their personal gadgets for work presents a host of privacy and information security issues. Many smartphones and tablets lack the necessary security features that companies and their customers have come to expect and depend upon. Given these issues, companies are now starting to implement processes to protect their vital business information.