BYOD Improves IT and End-User Relationships

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 02-28-2013
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BYOD Improves IT and End-User Relationships

Rising Mobility Costs  68% of IT respondents say mobility costs will rise over the next 12 months due to the inherent risks associated with employee control over products.

There once was a time when the IT sector and employees weren't so friendly. The IT side viewed employees as a group of individuals that had meager appreciation for use policies, didn't understand the gravity of security breaches and showed little or no respect toward the IT team. Meanwhile, employees saw IT professionals as the folks that hand them new computers every few years and try to impose security policies on them that they couldn't tolerate.

But a new study from iPass, a company that focuses on mobile platform solutions for enterprises, finds that the once-tumultuous relationship between IT and the end-user has turned into one of greater understanding. That understanding has come by way of the increasing popularity of mobile devices in the enterprise. BYOD has also prompted the former combatants to come together and find a common middle ground. It's a surprising shift, and something that is often overlooked.

Don Reisinger is a freelance technology columnist. He started writing about technology for Ziff-Davis' Gearlog.com. Since then, he has written extremely popular columns for CNET.com, Computerworld, InformationWeek, and others. He has appeared numerous times on national television to share his expertise with viewers. You can follow his every move at http://twitter.com/donreisinger.


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