The Rise and Risk of BYOD

The Rise and Risk of BYOD

The “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) trend is no longer new: It is the “new normal” for many companies. Enabling your workforce to use personally-owned devices at work – iPhone 6 anyone? – brings increased productivity and flexibility, yet it also poses rising risks to your company’s data.

Rather than respond to these risks with ever-tightening restrictions and policies, IT managers should consider recognizing these risks and embracing BYOD with the right solutions.

  • Consider endpoint backup in your overall backup plans by adopting a backup solution that protects data on endpoints, including smartphones and tablets.
  • Institute a data loss prevention (DLP) strategy, including encryption and remote wipe capabilities.
  • Develop a backup and remote wipe policy to ensure data protection while preserving user privacy.

With the risks known and the right solutions in place, your IT team can balance the productivity gains resulting from the consumerisation of IT while eliminating the possibility of data loss or breach – achieving a satisfied workforce and a BYOD policy that keeps up with the pace of change.



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Jennifer Burnham

Director of Content and Marketing Communications

Jennifer is Head of Content at Druva. She leads Druva's marketing strategy across inbound marketing, blog, social media, events and customer advocacy. Her focus is to build an audience for Druva by creating content that educates and delights. Prior to Druva, Jennifer was a Producer at Apple, a Go-To-Market lead at Adobe, and Director of Social Media & Content Strategy at

1 Comment

  1. Joseph Concannon 1 year ago

    Great post but I would argue that BYOD was here before it was announced and recognized by the Industry. I’d like ot hear more about how you would take someone’s private smart device and partition it half work, half play and still maintain the performance……I’m a skeptic, sorry.

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