In pictures: 12 BYOD disaster scenarios

Everyone seems to be jumping on the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) bandwagon, but it's a bumpy ride. There are many ways to fall off and get a bloody nose (or worse). As the BYOD reality catches up to the hype, here are 12 very real disaster scenarios.

Sneaky workers rip off employer

Left unchecked, workers can take advantage of your BYOD program. They can rack up thousands of dollars in overseas charges. They can expense entire family plans, upgraded phones and termination fees. They can sign up for maximum data plans.

A tech company with 600 workers, for instance, paid $300,000 over budget in the first year of its BYOD smartphone program. "It was just outrageous," David Schofield, partner at Network Sourcing Advisors, a mobile consultancy that helped the tech company rein in costs, told CIO.com.

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