The buzzwords -- bring-your-own-devices -- to work emerged years ago as mobile use became more popular. The biggest problem with the trend is in securing and protecting company assets against hackers and data thieves, especially when employees have access to a company network and trade secrets. The research company Gartner forecasts that supporting BYOD will cost enterprises $300 per employee annually by 2016.
Gartner estimates that by 2017 half of companies both large and small will require employees to BYOD, including PCs, smartphones
and tablets. Gartner defines a BYOD strategy as an alternative strategy that allows employees, business partners and other users to use a personally selected and purchased client device to execute
enterprise applications and access data.
The co-founders behind Divide worked at Morgan Stanley, along with some of the executives. Others came from IBM and McAfee.
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