O'Connell's colleague, Steve Schick, senior director of corporate marketing at Blue Coat, said the new iPad could be a bigger network threat than previous mobile devices brought in by employees. IT shops everywhere are facing the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) issue already. IT officials from a variety of companies discussed the trend at the CITE conference this week.
"Bringing your own device to work is becoming an emotional thing," Schick said. "Everybody across the board loves these devices for watching video or reading something, which is more pleasurable or easier to do than on a laptop or desktop. Even top execs bring them in, as well as the receptionist."
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