To BYOD Or Not To BYOD: Is Your Own Business Secure?

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Andrew Hunt

Managing Director, Kinetics Group Limited, Auckland, New Zealand

"What we've found in years gone by is that when we supplied gear it got damaged because it got [treated] pretty hard. [Employees are] going out to see clients. Laptops get a real beating. Many years ago, we actually changed our whole thinking around it. We said, 'We won't supply you laptops. We'll pay you a monthly allowance for you to bring your own laptop in.' We've been BYOD as a mandatory way of working way before BYOD was a term. It's worked out really well. Because all our data is provided to our guys, we've provided a secure system to deliver information to our engineers on-site. It's the same for smartphones too. It's just another device."

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