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IT Management Slideshow: Not Office Safe: Ten Products To Keep Out of the Workplace

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 01-04-2012
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The Amazon Kindle Fire is a fine consumer tablet, but as an enterprise-focused product, it falls short. The device lacks the kind of security you're after, and it comes with too many consumer-facing services built-in. Keep it at home.

Have you really looked around your office lately? Chances are, you'll see a wealth of products and services that you wish your employees weren't using. Employees are often deciding for themselves what products they want to use at work. At the same time, some CEOs and other top-level executives are leaning on CIOs and IT leaders to permit consumer-focused products into the workplace. It's beat ‘em or join ‘em time, and the fight against consumerization of IT appears to be a losing battle. That said, there are still some products and solutions that flat-out don't belong (say, Netflix) or should be permitted only for certain users and with very specific use policies spelled out (say, Facebook or Twitter). Check out our rogues' gallery and see whether you agree.

 
 
 
 

 

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