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By Mike Herrington

“Bring your own device” (BYOD) is a big trend in business technology, and while it has several advantages, there are also some pretty serious challenges associated with it that should be considered before jumping on the bandwagon.

Let’s define BYOD a little bit. "Bring your own device" refers to a current technology trend where users are bringing their favorite devices to work. They want to be able to work from a phone, a tablet, their favorite laptop and many other connected devices. They also want to have access to all their work applications on these devices so that they can be productive anytime and anywhere.

There are several advantages for businesses that embrace BYOD:

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