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Perhaps the U.S. Can Learn Some BYOD Lessons from China

Smartphone owners in China don't want to carry around a personal and a corporate phone. Instead, they're accessing work data from new-fangled phones under emerging corporate policies known as BYOD, or bring-your-own-device.

Many U.S. companies take a narrow view of BYOD and don't support Android devices. The common refrain is that Android is too fragmented and too leaky a vessel to carry sensitive corporate data. The many flavors of Android also can lead to a managerial and native app development headache.

In China, though, companies don't have the luxury of limiting choice, at least not with smartphones - consumers buy new phones on a whim.

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Keywords: supply chain management IT, value chain IT, BYOD initiatives in enterprise

Many U.S. companies take a narrow view of BYOD and don't support Android devices. The common refrain is that Android is too fragmented and too leaky a vessel to carry sensitive corporate data. The many flavors of Android also can lead to a managerial and native app development headache.

In China, though, companies don't have the luxury of limiting choice, at least not with smartphones - consumers buy new phones on a whim.

Read Full Article


Keywords: supply chain management IT, value chain IT, BYOD initiatives in enterprise