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Dear colleagues,


We are currently finding more and more staff members are bringing their own IT devices (laptops, tablets, smartphones) and requesting ways to use them to access university resources.

At the moment our IT group simply provide tip sheets on how to set up email access through personal devices, with smartphones and tablets restricted to Apple and Android devices only. I am aware some of the users are smart enough to set up access to shared drives and other IT services, but we do not formally provide support to it.


I would like to ask you a couple of questions:

1.       Does your organisation experience increase in BYOD within your staff members?

2.       Do you have a BYOD policy to ensure the organisation is not exposed due to this new trend, and if so are you able to share your policy?

3.       Have you invested in further infrastructure such as virtual desktop, endpoint device back up solution, etc to allow more secure and controlled BYOD implementation?


If a similar discussion has occurred recently, I would appreciate if you could point me to it.


Thank you in advance.



Newton Braga

Head of ICT Services

UNSW - Australian Defence Force Academy

Northcott Drive, Canberra ACT Australia 2600

Phone: +61 2 6268 8134 | Fax: +61 2 6268 8150 | Email:





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Hi Newton,


EDUCAUSE  has a few resources that may be helpful to you as you think about creating a BYOD policy for your school.

Rolling Out a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Program,

Spotlight on Mobile Computing: Enterprise Mobile Technology Services Best Practices,

Please let me know if you have any questions, thank you.

Colleen Keller
Electronic Resources Librarian

  Uncommon Thinking for the Common Good

282 Century Place, Suite 5000, Louisville, CO 80027

Ph: (303) 939-0309 / Email: / Twitter: @EDUCAUSElibrary