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How IT can scare off BYOD monsters in the closet

David Taber | Aug. 12, 2013
When it comes to security risks, BYOD is the gift that keeps on giving. But what about the devices that your employees used to use, gave up on and, months later, finally dug out of the closet to sell? That's another issue to wrestle with. Here are seven ways to beat the monsters.

Of course, procedures and add-on software like this all cost money, making that "free" device the user pays for a costly little item indeed. This is what economists call an "externality," as it causes downside and risk for people who aren't making a decision.

If you really think it through, it may be cheaper for your company to provide Android devices-all with known configurations and identical hardware-instead of letting users bring their own.

Ah, the price of "free."

 

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