IT Management Slideshow: iWorkers: CIOs Are In The Dark About Tech-Savvy Employees

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 07-07-2010

iWorkers: CIOs Are In The Dark About Tech-Savvy Employees

FourFour is the average number of consumer-electronic devices that the iWorker uses every day.

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50%Half of the devices are used for personal and business purposes; data freely intermingles.

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30%Less than one third of businesses surveyed say they're likely to implement a digital allowance or stipend program within two years to fund employees' purchases of these devices.

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One-thirdOnly 33% of organizations say the usage of consumer tech in the workplace is needed for employee retention and productivity.

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84%More than eight in 10 employees say that the usage of consumer tech in the workplace is needed for their retention and productivity, contrary to what organizational leaders say.

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40%IM and text messaging is used for business by 40% of iWorkers.

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One quarterNearly 25% of iWorkers use blogs and professional online communities for business purposes.

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One-halfLess than than 50% of employers allow iWorkers to access enterprise apps via smartphones, despite the growing popularity of the devices.

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52%More than half of iWorkers say they can store personal data and files on company resources. Only 37% of employers say this is the case.

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10% - 30%Business use of Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and other social-networking tools is expected to increase 10%-30% within the next year.

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40%Four out of 10 organizations say they don't have guidelines for the use of social media in the workplace.

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46%Nearly half of iWorkers give their employers "extremely" low marks for their integration of consumer devices and social networks with enterprise applications.

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