Is security the greatest problem with BYOD?

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While most of the discussion of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy centers around security risks that come with giving the employees’ personal devices access to critical data and systems.One aspect of the issue that is not often raised is the potential for lowered productivity as users spend their time playing Words with Friends and using other social outlets. When debating the BYOD policy within your company, did loss of productivity enter into the discussion?

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  • guslepe
    Connecting people with peers to connect to solve problems. I have 3 facebook groups that I am a part of that answer questions about I.T faster and specifically to what I want to know because it is my social circle. It’s not BYOD that’s the issue, it’s the type of people you hire.
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  • ToddN2000
    If it productivity then you need to block access to certain site. Where my sister works they block Shopping sites like e-Bay, HSN,QVC and some social media sites like Facebook, Netflix and others. It all come down to trusting your employees and their work habits. But with 5,000 plus where she works , you can't monitor everyone all the time so they blocked offending sites. The add more as they see fit.
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  • Kevin Beaver
    If it doesn't, it should! Just make sure it's not an IT-centric discussion but rather an HR/management discussion.
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  • TomLiotta
    Of course, BYOD also means many such devices can connect to their own networks, so blocking isn't very meaningful. As long as a device can choose what to connect to, there is no good way to control productivity infringements. . Tom
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  • CIOApps
    I think it evens out. Yes they will check Facebook and other non-work sites/apps. But you gain productivity as the user is now connected 24/7. Also, we all know EVERYONE checks facebook right. So imagine how many seconds are saved in one work year without having to switch devices to check, said social/game sites. -DD
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