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BYOD breeds distrust between workers and IT

John P. Mello | July 11, 2013
Nearly a third of U.S. workers distrust company software on their mobile devices

"The challenge is to make sure that the enterprise can control the privacy and security of corporate data in the world of BYOD without touching the personal data on a device," he said.

To do that, many businesses have implemented mobile device management systems (MDM). Those systems control, through rules or policies, what devices can do when they connect to a network, as well as give a network administrator the power to do things like wipe a phone remotely if it's misplaced or stolen, and prevent it from being modified, or "jailbroken."

"It can become very intrusive to the end user," said BlackBerry's Senior Director for Enterprise Developer and Tech Partnerships, Gregg Ostrowski. "I can see how an end user could jump to the conclusion that IT is out to get them."

 

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