The debate over whether or not BYOD (bring your own device) is an effective policy focuses on two major issues: productivity and security.
Proponents of BYOD stress the fact that allowing employees to use personal devices for business increases productivity immensely. A recent survey of over 500 executives by CIO Insight showed that 63% of the participants had an increase in productivity as a result of their BYOD policies.
On the opposite end of the spectrum, BYOD does create new issues in terms of security. It is well documented that many of the companies using BYOD often overlook the possible security threats it may cause.
Before you decide whether or not your company will institute a BYOD policy, let's explore some of the pros and cons in terms of productivity and security.