With the advancements in technology and the cost reduction of obtaining it, more people have mobile computing devices, like laptops, tablets, and smartphones. The increased ownership of these devices and the ability of business to integrate these devices into the workplace, employees are starting to bring their devices to work with them. This new trend is referred to as BYOD (bring your own device).
Employees are looking to use their personal devices to access company e-mail, files, and other information. The ability to do so is available, but the security surrounding the ability is the difficult part of making the integration possible. IT departments must find ways to secure the phones and data, so that information is kept secure and private. However, if the security can be set up and maintained properly, a business can stand to save lots of money on technology costs. Their employees would bear the bulk of the cost, being that they purchased the devices themselves and not the company. As technology continues to advance at increasing rates, it is in the best interests of many companies to find ways to embrace the BYOD trend.