A paradigm shift for bring your own device (BYOD)

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Americas Conference on Information Systems 2018: Digital Disruption, AMCIS 2018, 2018
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© 2018 Association for Information Systems. All rights reserved. The present paper aims to understand the effectiveness of the current adoption models in newly-built concept of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and also the role of IT departments in adopting BYOD in organizations. The paper extends the literature on adoption and combines them with the body of work on BYOD. The article compares these two concepts to build a theoretical framework in which BYOD can be examined. The paper presents the lessons learned from four different case studies in Australia, United Kingdom and Denmark. It was found that BYOD requires adaptation as opposed to adoption of technologies. Adaptation is a process in which an employee customises software in a way that allows them to do their task on their own device, at their own place and in their own time. The paper also reports that the adaptation process dictated by BYOD can lead to either innovation or errors and difficulties made by inconsistent use of technologies. The article informs IS researchers that there is a need to study the phenomena of technology adaption further. The research also rises awareness among practitioners on the significant changes that need to be implemented to run BYOD practices.
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