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Coping with content chaos

From IT Adviser

The bring your own device (BYOD) trend continues to stir a strong debate, but there is one thing we can all agree on – BYOD is here to stay and we are just now starting to understand the impact. Enter content chaos.

Gartner predicts that by 2017 about half of the world's companies will have introduced BYOD programmes, which means they will no longer provide corporate-owned computing devices to employees. But while this may be a liberating statistic for employees, it has potentially debilitating implications for IT managers.

Popular file-sync and share solutions can provide immediate productivity relief to the problem, but they simply further individual silos and content chaos. What happens if an employee leaves? The content they shared using their own consumer drive in the cloud is never recovered. What happens if the shared Dropbox account gets compromised? Losing a customer, facing a fine or even prison term for being careless with customer data are all legitimate concerns.

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NCC Weekly News Update 18 November 2013

 

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