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


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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