BYOD – Pros and Cons

The most obvious benefit of BYOD is that organisations do not have to purchase a significant number of costly devices for employees. Breakages and wastage are also likely to be reduced as people tend to take better care of their own stuff and any repair costs are likely to be the employee’s problem anyway. There are a number other benefits that BYOD assists with:

There are also a number of disadvantages that needs to be considered that are likely to have a negative impact on the digital forensic readiness of the organisation.

These disadvantages are also likely to have a negative cost impact for the organisation:

In summary, while BYOD might significantly reduce costs and increase employee productivity, the forensics readiness issues listed above will need be addressed before BYOD is implemented by the organisation.


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