In pictures: 12 BYOD disaster scenarios

Everyone seems to be jumping on the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) bandwagon, but it's a bumpy ride. There are many ways to fall off and get a bloody nose (or worse). As the BYOD reality catches up to the hype, here are 12 very real disaster scenarios.

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The widening trust gap

BYOD was supposed to bring people together. Employees could use technology of their choosing, and IT could shake the naysayer moniker.

Then the relationship got a little dicey when IT asked employees to sign a draconian BYOD end-user policy that makes short shrift of an employee's expectation of privacy.

Only three out of 10 employees completely trust their employee to keep personal information private, according to a MobileIron-commissioned survey of 3,000 workers. The flip side is that the rest aren't so sure. And a widening trust gap can quickly escalate from head-shaking to finger-pointing to employee lawsuits claiming privacy rights violations.

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