Category: Data management
3 August, 2012
The education of staff is one of the most important steps to take before implementing a BYOD policy.
Allowing staff to bring in their own personal devices increases the risk of data loss, through negligence, theft or damage, with data recovery made more difficult, as it is not a company-owned item.
"Education of users [will become more important] as well, whether they be staff or barristers - education is really important," Matt Torrens, director at SproutIT.co.uk, said.
However, this needs to be an ongoing process, as any policy created today could well be out of date in a couple of months due to the rapid improvements happening in technology at the moment.
He added that there realistically needs to be someone overseeing the risks and regulations associated with BYOD schemes so that any changes can be implemented in the company before they become an issue.
But Mr Torrens suggested that this kind of ongoing education should be becoming best practice even without BYOD schemes in place.
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Posted by Lucy Hill