Put Your Own Tech Devices to Work at the Office

Be sure to safeguard your data if you use your cell phone or computer for the boss.

Gadget lovers no longer need to distinguish between business and pleasure. Many offices are adopting a “bring your own device” (BYOD) policy, encouraging workers to use the mobile electronics they already own (cell phones, tablets and laptops) for business tasks, whether users are on the go or in their cubicles. Technology research firm Gartner predicts that by 2017, half of employers worldwide will require employees to supply their own mobile devices.

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Miriam Cross
Associate Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Miriam lived in Toronto, Canada, before joining Kiplinger's Personal Finance in November 2012. Prior to that, she freelanced as a fact-checker for several Canadian publications, including Reader's Digest Canada, Style at Home and Air Canada's enRoute. She received a BA from the University of Toronto with a major in English literature and completed a certificate in Magazine and Web Publishing at Ryerson University.