BYOD Lessons for Corporations From the Clinton Controversy

For those organizations that haven’t yet had a wake-up call about “bring your own device,” or BYOD, the recent fallout from Hillary Clinton’s use of a personal rather than an official email account during her tenure as secretary of State can be especially instructive.

Using personal email and devices is a massive trend facing corporate America. Like ringing a bell, BYOD cannot be undone. In January, Vodacom released a survey in which 95 percent of respondents said they use at least one personal device for work. A close look at the Clinton controversy can help us understand what corporations can do better as they walk the line between empowering a workforce with technology and engaging in risky behavior.