Is “BYOD” Creating Mobile Inequality?

We’ve all heard of BYOB. Well how about BYOD?

That stands for “bring your own device,” a term that’s becoming more and more popular in the workplace.
A new study by Gartner, an IT research and advisory company, predicted that by 2017, half of employers will require their employees to supply their own electronic devices at work.

The idea behind this is that it will reduce costs for employers while increasing employee satisfaction.
Yet a recent article in Wired addresses if BYOD is breeding “mobile inequality.”

Think about it: Electronic gadgets like smart phones and tablets, while becoming more accessible, are still pretty expensive. Are junior staffers given allowances for keeping up with the level of technology used by more senior staff? Will your access to new and emerging technology now be a factor in how quickly you can get ahead?

Changing gears, I have news for all my fellow 50 Shades of Grey fans. The film adaptation of the book just got pushed back to Valentine’s Day 2015. It was originally supposed to come out next summer, but now they need time to prep the new male star, The Fall‘s Jamie Dornan.

I’m not afraid to admit that yes, I will be there in line when it comes out! You know what? If you put your brain on the shelf for a minute and just let yourself be entertained, it’s a lot of fun in a grab-the-popcorn sort of way.

Will you be lining up at the box office for date night when it comes out? Tweet us your thoughts using the hashtag #DNAtv.

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