"Personal data to legal is like toxic waste, they don't want to touch it," Ingram Micro's Conner told me.
Nevertheless, the privacy issue threatens to stymie BYOD adoption. It took Ingram Micro months to draft a BYOD policy. It's a lengthy process that can hold up progress, says Adam Noble, CIO at GAF Materials, a manufacturer of roofing materials, which also just put the final legal touches on a BYOD policy.
"Initially, everyone was going BYOD," says Noble. "But we're starting to see some pullback," with policies and privacy getting in the way.
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