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Macs

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 01-04-2012 Print

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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Riding the coattails of iPhones and iPads, Macs are popular with consumers and boast incredible ease-of-use. While they've been in the enterprise particularly in creative sectors such as publishing and the arts for over a decade, Macs are now entering other enterprise sectors. The problem? They're costly, and many common enterprise programs are not yet Mac-friendly.



 

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