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Friday, June 15, 2012 - 1:45pm

WORKING: Bring Your Own Device

Updated: 5 years ago.
Brandon Smith explains why some companies are foregoing buying mobile technology for their workers and instead asking them to “BYOD” – bring your own device. (Photo Courtesy of Noel Abejo via stock.xchng.)

Mobile technology – laptops, smartphones, and now tablets – are becoming increasingly common at work.

Now, a growing trend in the business world could dramatically change how you use that technology at work.

It’s called BYOD – bring your own device – and Brandon Smith explains how it can further blur the already fuzzy line between work and personal life.

Brandon Smith teaches about leadership, communication, and workplace culture at Emory University's Goizueta Business School. More of his advice is on his blog and at And while you’re there, ask him your workplace or career question. We might use your question on a future radio segment.