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Netbooks

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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Netbooks were once all the rage in the enterprise. But since tablets became popular and more companies warmed to the idea of adopting the iPad, all that has changed. Netbooks are laptop and tablet wannabes. And for most employees, they're useless.



 

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