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Tracey Caldwell finds out how Leeds city council became device agnostic – and employees' unexpected reaction to the scheme, by Tracey Caldwell. Guardian Professional, Monday 2 April 2012. "Rising employee demand for smartphones coupled with an ageing Windows Mobile operating system have driven Leeds city council to take the first steps towards bring your own device (BYOD).
Over 6,000 council employees are supplied with corporate-owned mobile devices, 800 of which are smartphones on Windows Mobile 6.5. "We had an operating system on the corporate mobile devices that was end of life, and then we had the pressure from 'bring your own device light' as we call it," says Marcus Hunter, who handles ICT strategy, architecture and commissioning at the council..."
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