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Industrial considerations for BYOD

04.01.2013  |  Forbes, H.,  ARC Advisory Group, Burlington, Massachusetts

Keywords: [wireless] [cellular] [wifi] [mobile] [tablets] [smartphones] [IT]

With the “bring your own device” (BYOD) trend beginning to take hold in the process industries, plant managers and IT groups are taking more interest. Not only do they have legitimate security concerns, but, in refineries and petrochemical plants, field devices must be certified to operate in hazardous locations—a requirement that excludes most consumer devices.

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