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Infographic Friday:  6 Key Questions about BYOD

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BYOD, or bring your own device, is a hot issue in legal circles.  For corporate counsel, BYOD carries inherent risks.  For law firms, BYOD is yet another aspect of technology that contributing to “soft target” perception, and may be a contributing factor that some market watchers predicting a major breach in 2015.

To be sure, there are strong and often passionate arguments on all sides.  Consider the following:

So when we first spotted this BYOD infographic on Pinterest (with a hat tip to the ALA Gateway chapter) – we knew it was worth considering for a Friday Share.

The infographic, which was originally developed by BizTech, examines BYOD across six key questions and from an IT policy perspective. Those questions examine the impact of BYOD from three different vantage points – the good, the bad and the ugly – and include:

  • Who buys the devices?
  • What is the right policy?
  • What is the employee’s role?
  • What’s the impact on IT?
  • How do we tackle security?
  • How about apps?

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For example, the infographic suggests businesses should subsidize device purchases and contribute to the bill for data usage to ensure employees treat it the device with the abundance of caution reserved for work tools.

That seems like sound advice, but let us know what you think – are there questions that law firms or inside counsel should consider that are not already included?

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Frank Strong
Frank Strong is the communications director for the LexisNexis software division located on NC State’s Centennial Campus in Raleigh. In this capacity, he leads communications efforts in support of software products for law practice and law department management and also litigation tools – across large law, small law and corporate counsel segments. With more than 15 years of experience in the high-tech sector, Strong previously served as director of public relations for Vocus, which developed marketing, PR and media monitoring software. He has held multiple roles both in-house with corporations, ranging from startups to global organizations, and has also endured the rigors of billable hours, having completed gigs at PR firms including the top 10 global firm Hill & Knowlton. A veteran of two year-long deployments, Strong has concurrently served in uniform in reserve components of the military for more than 20 years, initially as an enlisted Marine and later as an infantry officer in the Army National Guard. Strong holds a BA in Film and TV production from Worcester State University, an M.A. in Public Communication from American University, and an M.B.A. from Marymount University. He is a PADI-certified Master Scuba Diver and holds a USPA "B" skydiving license.
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