BYOD (short for "bring your own device"), is all the rage these days. Well, at least you'd think so based on all of the on-line talk about it. See, e.g., this post on the WSJ Blog, CIO Report. The basic idea is that employees are using their own electronic devices, such as smartphones and...
Over the past year, more and more employers are letting their employees connect personal smartphones or tablets to the employer's network. Some companies have even stopped supplying their employees with computers; instead, employees bring their own laptops to work (or work remotely from home).
As employees increasingly demand to use their preferred
electronic device in the workplace, employers are working through whether the
" Bring Your Own Device " (BYOD) concept is a good idea, or an
employee perk to ban for security and cost reasons. In my next few blog
posts, I plan to explore...
As I set out in my last blog post, " Who
is Demanding BYOD? ", the demand for bringing your own device to
work may come from all corners and levels of the company. In this post, I
set out the benefits of BYOD.
REQUESTS: The most obvious benefit to embracing BYOD...
As I set out in my previous blog posts, the demand
for bringing your own device to work continues, and is largely driven
by the many
benefits of embracing BYOD. In this post, I set out some of the
costs and risks of BYOD.
TECHNOLOGY COSTS: For every benefit to
In this fourth piece on Bringing Your Own Device to work,
I build upon my past posts that set out the benefits, costs and risks of
So you've now decided to jump in (or some other reckless
decision maker in your organization has), and you now have to develop your BYOD
program. Here are...
by Mario R. Bordogna
Human resources used to be so much simpler than it is
today. In the olden days, most HR professionals just worried about which
payroll deductions to withhold, how to keep track of vacation, and whether
there was an attendance problem in the workplace. Now, all the key issues...
According to a survey released yesterday by the Pew Internet & American
Life Project , 61 percent of Americans own a smartphone. Employers need to
pay attention to this number. Ownership of smartphones has reached a critical
mass in our society.
Given the proliferation of these devices, it...
“Risks and Rewards of a BYOD Workplace” was the subject of one of my presentations at our annual employment-law seminar last week. [*] More and more employers are adopting BYOD policies. BYOD, which stands for “Bring Your Own Device,” eliminates the need for employers to give...
If there wasn’t reason enough to ensure that employees refrain from texting while driving so that they do not endanger themselves or others, OSHA has reminded employers that the employer has a legal responsibility to prohibit texting while driving. “It is a violation of the OSH Act if employers...
By Peter F. McLaughlin
From reliable surveys and less dependable anecdotes, opinions point to the almost inevitable expansion of BYOD – bring your own device – as a cost-saving model for employers.
Advisors assure company decision makers that direct savings will flow by avoiding the...
At 1 pm today, Apple will formally unveil its Watch to the public. While other companies have launched smartwatches, because it’s Apple, today’s launch of the Apple Watch will officially herald the beginning of the era of wearables.
If the era of wearables is upon us, it means that as...