It used to be the IT department's answer was always no when an employee asked to use a personal device for work. IT often felt the risk was far too great to the company's network security to allow this.
First came the BlackBerry, but this was usually a company-owned device. The deal breaker came with the iPhone. The advent of Apple's smartphone turned everything around. Employees began to make inroads in cracking down the network manager's wall.
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