IT Management Slideshow: Acceptable Use Policies: The IT ViewBy Don Reisinger | Posted 11-10-2010
The majority of IT decision makers polled say their enterprise has acceptable-use policies in place for computers, mobile phones, and smartphones.
Just over half of IT decision makers polled believe end users view the relationship with IT as a "strategic one based on regular, open communication."
41% of IT decision makers polled believe their end users view IT as "educators, not just technicians."
Just over one fifth of IT decision makers worldwide describe the relationship between IT and end users as "strained and dysfunctional, we're here to fix things when they break."
11% of IT decision makers say end users "don't feel we have a strategic relationship at all." An equal number say "I don't think employees really understand our role and value—or care."
37% of IT decision-makers polled believe employees fail to comply with acceptable use policies because "they do not think there is enough risk to be concerned."
A third of IT decision-makers say employees fail to comply because they believe "IT is there to protect them if something goes wrong."
12% of IT decision-makers worldwide said that employees fail to comply with acceptable use policies because the IT department "does not communicate policies to company employees."
No Social Media
36% of IT decision-makers think employees SHOULD NOT be allowed to access social media applications at work. They say: "They are not real business applications and employees will waste time."
An almost equal percentage think employees SHOULD be allowed to access social media applications at work. They say: "Other businesses are benefitting from social media applications and we are falling behind."
Only 13% of IT decision-makers say their companies currently allow employees to use social media applications at work for business purposes.
The majority of IT decision-makers polled say that video communication will become more important to their enterprise in the future.