Originally posted on Gigaom:
IT pros besieged by demands to support all manner of once-unsanctioned tablets and smartphones in the office really want users to know why they hesitate to do so.
The bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend puts IT departments in a bind. Employees — often led by C-level execs — want to use their iPads(s aapl), iPhones and other devices for work. But while those devices are easy to use, they’re not so easily integrated into corporate IT, especially in an age where IT staffs have been cut while their workloads have not.
My story last week on this issue — based on new Forrester(s f) research — struck a chord with IT pros. They didn’t disagree with the idea that if IT “locks down” personal devices — stripping iPhones of Siri as IBM is doing for example — employees will just use the devices anyway, but without IT awareness or sanction. Their beef is more…
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