Two things caught my eye in a media release from IDC Australia following a bring your own device survey which says two-thirds of businesses now allow some form of BYOD.
First, when asked, employees named Blackberry as their first brand choice for smartphones and tablets. It looks like the troubled phone maker still has a future – at least in Australia.
Second, the move to BYOD is riskier than most businesses understand. IDC reports:
an alarming number of businesses have no formal policy for managing the BYOD trend. Some 55% have no formal BYOD policy for smartphones, 49% have none for tablets and 41% of businesses have none for laptops.
And that’s a worry because:
corporate data is more exposed to a host of security vulnerabilities from malware attacks to exposing an untold number of endpoints to corporate data.