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Friday, 02 August 2013 15:33

BYOD Remains a Security Issue, But Does Apple Have a Solution in the Works?

I swear I could write about BYOD and the potential security problems every day until the foreseeable future. But I have to wonder if we are approaching the risks in the wrong way.

A new study by managed cloud services provider NaviSite found that while 80 percent of 700 IT decision makers agree that BYOD is the “new normal,” only 45 percent have a formal BYOD policy in their workplace.

That number is awfully low when you consider that even though BYOD is being thought of as the “new normal,” it isn’t exactly a new concept. After all, employees having been using personal computers and laptops for business purposes long before there were mobile devices. And mobile devices have now been around in the workspace for several years.