As mobile devices become more ubiquitous in the workplace, employers can take advantage of new technology with Bring Your Own Device programs, which can enhance employee productivity and connectivity. Still, employers should prepare for potential problems by drafting clear policies and thoughtful procedures to handle the influx of smart phones and tablets that employees now bring to the office.

“Organizations that have embraced BYOD have reported improved productivity and employee retention, enhanced mobility, a more flexible work environment and improved IT value to the business. Other benefits include enhanced collaboration and mobility, expanded mobile access to resources, reduced spending on sourcing and support of devices, lessened responsibility for device lifecycle management, as well as consolidation of infrastructure and tools across many IT disciplines,” says Dan Eckert, director in PwC’s advisory practice focused on mobility.

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