IT Management Slideshow: Acceptable Use Policies: The IT View

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 11-10-2010
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The majority of IT decision makers polled say their enterprise has acceptable-use policies in place for computers, mobile phones, and smartphones.

Does your enterprise have acceptable-use policies in place for employee computers, cell phones and smartphones? Do you know whether your employees are actually complying with these policies? An eye-opening study conducted by Cisco reveals a startling disconnect in the perceptions of IT and end-users when it comes to the acceptable use of technology in the workplace. Dubbed "The Connected World Report," the results compare the views of IT decision makers with those of enterprise end users on such issues as compliance with IT policies, using social media in the workplace, and the importance of video communication. The report is based on online surveys of 1,303 U.S.-based enterprise end users and 1,309 U.S.-based enterprise IT decision makers, plus additional responses from these two groups in 12 other countries, including Brazil, France, U.K., Russia, China and Japan. The results show just how disconnected the average enterprise really is. Here, we highlight the views of IT decision-makers. In the next installment , we take a look at how enterprise end users around the world view their relationship with IT professionals at their respective organizations.



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