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When companies started issuing BlackBerry phones, the world changed. With the advent of the iPhone and Android, the world changed again. Employees started using the newer, hotter technologies, and many carried the company BlackBerry and the iPhone or an Android handset but did not like carrying one device for work and one for personal stuff. Some companies started issuing iPhones and Android phones. Others simply said "Bring Your Own Device" and either supplemented the costs or did not. Either way, employers had to figure out how to support the new BYOD world.
Peter, you raise some key technical and legal issues that come with adopting BYOD. However, there are ways for enterprises to avoid these concerns; namely mobile application management (MAM) solutions. An effective MAM program can help a company’s IT department manage their security and data directives, by making certain that employee’s personal information is separate from corporate data. There’s a lot more to it, but at its core MAM is about providing control and security for corporate data, and privacy for end users personal data.