Control over end user devices, once a given at so many companies, is loosening. Employees insist on being able to use their Apple, Android and BlackBerry devices for work and being able to access all their apps and files however they want to. Along with smartphones, consumers are adopting tablets such as Barnes & Noble Inc.'s Nook, Apple Inc.'s iPad, and Amazon Inc.'s Kindle.

To ride the tide, many banks are starting to craft Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies, which establish how employees who use personal devices at work can also access corporate assets.

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