I am a software developer at a company that currently does not allow associates to use personal devices at work (ethernet and guest wi-fi alike). This makes it very hard to work on side projects (like school) during lunch, or other down times.
I'm a programmer and not an infrastructure/ IT security guy, so from my point of view I see it as a win in many areas such as morale. But I know there are security concerns (as well as old-school management styles where internet access is seen as a time sink).
I want it and would love to have a good argument as to why it is a good idea. However, in general I want to be more educated on the subject.
Are there blog posts/articles/books that discuss this issue and its pros/cons?
EDIT: We can assume that a separate network can be created that protects the internal corporate network, so that personal devices won't pose a direct threat to company devices within the network.