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BYOD Could Hurt You

Ipad2Recently employees have begun asking, in some cases demanding, to use their personal smartphones, tablets and laptop computers at work. If you haven’t faced Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) issues yet, you will, and you have to manage the change.

via What You Don’t Know About BYOD Could Hurt You | The New OPEN Forum.

The linked article discusses some of the issues both good and bad related to the growing trend of staff members using their personal computing devices at work.

The biggest danger for a dentist is if a team member (or the dentist for that matter) uses a personal device such as a cell phone or an iPad to connect with the office and then loses the device. That is considered a security breach and has significant liability attached to it.

Other concerns are device compatability and the introduction of malware from a BYOD device.

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