"...48 percent of information workers buy smartphones for work without considering what their I.T. department supports.
"Throughout the information age, the corporate I.T. department has stood at the chokepoint of office technology with a firm hand on what equipment and software employees use in the workplace."
- See below for more excerpts from "More Offices Let Workers Choose Their Own Devices" By VERNE G. KOPYTOFF, New York Times, September 23, 2011, on page B1 of the New York edition
- See also: "Whatever you're doing now is wrong” - Gilbert's Corollary to Moore's Law [About centralizing/decentralizing tech support.]
Following are more excerpts from "More Offices Let Workers Choose Their Own Devices" By VERNE G. KOPYTOFF , New York Times, September 23, 2011, on page B1 of the New York edition"
"the consumerization of I.T. At Kraft Foods, the I.T. department’s involvement in choosing technology for employees is limited to handing out a stipend. Employees use the money to buy whatever laptop they want from Best Buy, Amazon.com or the local Apple store.
“We heard from people saying, ‘How come I have better equipment at home?’ ”
"Corporate I.T. departments often resist allowing consumer technology on their networks because of security concerns. Adding a hodgepodge of devices and services also complicates their job.
"Netflix’s 'bring your own device' policy takes into account the blurring of the lines between work and personal time.
"Letting workers bring their iPhones and iPads to work can also save companies money. In some cases, employees pay for equipment themselves and seek tech help from store staff rather than their company’s I.T. department. 'You can basically outsource your I.T. department to Apple,' said Ben Reitzes, an analyst with Barclays Capital.
"Some government agencies that handle classified documents use his service to disable cameras on employee smartphones inside the building."
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