Spotlight: BYOD provides a ready-made disaster plan

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BYOD can provide a built-in disaster response plan, observed Colin O'Donnell, chief operating officer at Control Group. One of the side benefits of allowing BYOD is that it provides a ready-made approach to disasters, such as the recent Hurricane Sandy, he wrote in a blog. If employees are already bringing their own devices to work and are able to work from home more often as a result, then it is hardly a break in the routine if they work at home when their office is flooded. "At the end of the day, the IT department should support an organization, not hold it hostage to old ways of working," O'Donnell wrote. Read more.