The growing popularity of bring-your-own-device (BYOD) usage in the workplace is a headache for the IT department. One security measure being implemented by some companies is “geo-fencing,” which limits sensitive data that can be accessed if the device is a certain distance from the office.

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There’s little doubt that the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend with smartphones and tablets has rattled a lot of nerves for IT managers.

The situation will only get more nerve-wracking in 2014 because of the 30% annual growth through 2017 expected for smartphones purchased under a BYOD approach, and the further emergence of Windows Phone as a third platform behind Android and iOS.

Businesses are concerned about supporting three smartphone platforms, and while HTML 5 was expected to solve the headaches of supporting multiple platforms, HTML 5 just has not progressed fast enough, “leaving IT managers to wrestle with issues related to cross-platform applications,” research firm IDC wrote in a note earlier this month.

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