Bring your own technology (aka BYOT: Bring your own technology) is becoming increasingly popular in the worlds of business and education. Employers and/or students are encouraged to use their personal devices to access company/school/college resources.
Does it work?The idea is very appealing but there are potential security/safety issues. Sharing data across different operating systems can also be a technical headache - as this diagram suggests
Where is BYOD popular?In the developed economies the take up is believed to be around 40%. But in the Middle East and the BRIC (Brazil, Russia etc) BYOD operates in more than 70% of businesses