The last six months has taught us that the consumerisation of IT continues to be the greatest challenge for businesses and that solutions are emerging, but perhaps one policy-based initiative could be the answer.

Long before the problem of employees using personal devices for work became such a challenge, a policy of 'bring your own device' (BYOD) to work had been adopted to reduce IT hardware costs and to enable remote staff to work on laptop devices. In a recent survey at an SC Magazine conference on mobile device management, 60 per cent of delegates supported a BYOD policy, while 32 per cent were planning to do so. Read more