So you want to bring your own IT devices to work?
BYOD Company policy (see #5 – data encoding) recommends that you limit your choices to:
- Display Device – your recording/display device should be pPads (paper pads). pPads should should be lined and no larger than 8.5 by 11 and should have a brightness of no less than 92. Clay tablets are now deprecated.
- Peripheral Entry Nodes (PEN) shall be limited to either yellow (2B) PENcil or ball-point or felt PEN – preferably black. Violet is strictly prohibited. Use of all forms of wooden wedge sticks are now deprecated.
- Annotation Pads (aPad) shall be limited to the Yellow (Info), Blue (link) or Red (to do) varieties. Semi sticky adhesive only to avoid damaging the original record. pClips and and other connectivity devices should be avoided. Highlighting of text on a record shall be accomplished only with a yellow aPEN. Blue and red are strictly forbidden.
- Data Base – the company provides you with cabinetry in each department to store company records. All records should be submitted through the dBase administrator (department secretary). Copies of records can also be provided by the dBase administrator. Do not attempt to store/retrieve a record by yourself. Removal of records off company premises require at least director level approval.
- Data encoding – all data must be in English and if other languages are included have to be linked to or have an English translation included. Please avoid the use of acronyms, and if absolutely necessary, use only those on our company list of approved acronyms (LOAA).
It is important that all employees comply with these controls. Without such controls our company would descend into chaos, with negative effects on our bottom line. (and senior management bonuses).