Bring Your Own Device

Impact on the Individual and Role and Place in the World

What is Bring Your Own Device or BYOD?

Bring your own device is just what it sounds like. BYOD enables students to bring their own technology such as a smartphone or laptop to school.

Purpose of BYOD

BYOD is meant to help students and workers throughout their daily activities. It provides information right at a person's fingertips. It is intended to make people more effective and give them the power to do even better work.

Use/Guidelines for BYOD/BYOT in North Canon City Schools

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD / BYOT) Student Instructions

Benefits on the Individual in a Work Environment

  • Connected: allows students and workers to keep in contact outside of their designated workspace
  • Efficient: in times of emergency, BYOD enables people to reach out to each other faster or send a mass message
  • Increases Productivity: with the latest technology, workers are able to perform tasks easier and
  • Maintains Privacy: business computers or school devices are managed by a company or school so you cannot do whatever you want; personal devices allow for use of a plethora of apps and options
Business Mobility - Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), Mobile Device Management (MDM) and Security

Current News

  • The U.S. Supreme Court recently considered this issue in the City of Ontario, California. Quon Quon involved a search by a city concerning an employee’s (a police officer in this case) alleged use of the city’s device for personal texting (including sexually explicit materials) both on and off duty. The police officer argued that the city’s actions represented an unreasonable search in violation of the Fourth Amendment of the US Constitution.
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  • The benefits of a mobile-enabled workforce are undeniable and far-reaching. For business owners, increasing operational and business velocity is no longer tethered by time and place. The untethering benefits of mobility extend to employees, too, both in their personal productivity and in balancing their personal and work lives.

  • For IT, however, equitably facilitating workforce mobility across all of an organization’s factions with each faction defining workforce mobility in its own terms is, to say the least, challenging. Too often IT is forced to make compromises. And with these compromises, one or more of the factions will be unsatisfied, potentially to the level that their dissatisfaction materializes in negative consequences elsewhere. Unfortunately, what was once considered an equitable compromise turns out to be a barrier in capturing the full benefits of workforce mobility. Ultimately, technology can minimize compromises such that more or even all of the factions consider themselves winners.

  • The largest school district in Canada is rolling out a $14 million Wi-Fi network that embraces a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) approach for students. The Wi-Fi rollout to 562 schools and other buildings in metropolitan Toronto, based primarily on Cisco gear and software, is expected to be complete next year and serve all 246,000 students, plus staff. Many arrive each day with at least two different computing devices each. Hardware of various shapes and sides -- and running different OSes -- including older Windows laptops as well as newer Android, iOS and Windows tablets and smartphones, routinely comes through school doors, "Technology plays a very critical role in meeting the needs of today's learners, and BYOD is taking off," Peter Singh, CTO for the Toronto District School Board, said in an interview.

  • An online survey done in April and May in the U.S found that 53% of businesses allowed no BYOD, up from 34% in 2013. No BYOD means that a company provides smartphones and tablets to workers and bans the use of personal devices for work. Also, just 7% of those surveyed said they allow a BYOD policy where the company takes no responsibility for devices. Another 40% allow a BYOD policy, where the company provides some devices but allows some personal devices to access company systems.
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  • In 2013, smartphones were the most used BYOD devices and were also the largest market share in 2013 as well. Mid to large businesses accounted for over 75% of the overall market in 2015. North America led the market and accounted for over 34.7% of the global market share in 2015. The global BYOD market is expected to reach USD 239.39 billion by 2020.

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Bring Your Own Device

Impact on the Individual and their Role and Place in the World


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