Veronica Wendt

In addition to the technical considerations and risks, the strategy must include legal implications. While DoD is working a strategy to accept a defined group/set of BYODs, companies such as Rosetta Stone already implement the practice of supporting employee-owned equipment. Their CIO, Pradeep Mannakkara, brought up a great point during a recent CIO discussion on the topic. Essentially, employees have the option to BYOD. However, for legal reasons, employees may be required to relinquish their devices if they leave the company or if e-discovery issues arise.