IT Management Slideshow: Acceptable Use Policies: The IT View

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 11-10-2010

82%

The majority of IT decision makers polled say their enterprise has acceptable-use policies in place for computers, mobile phones, and smartphones.

82%

52%

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."

52%

41%

41% of IT decision makers polled believe their end users view IT as "educators, not just technicians."

41%

21%

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."

21%

11%

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&#151or care."

11%

Compliance

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."

Compliance

33%

A third of IT decision-makers say employees fail to comply because they believe "IT is there to protect them if something goes wrong."

33%

12%

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."

12%

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."

No Social Media

35%

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."

35%

13%

Only 13% of IT decision-makers say their companies currently allow employees to use social media applications at work for business purposes.

13%

68%

The majority of IT decision-makers polled say that video communication will become more important to their enterprise in the future.

68%