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BYOD Improves IT and End-User Relationships

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 02-28-2013 Print

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.


Where Did My Budget Go? IT staff might also be frustrated with the loss of control over their mobility budgets. The number of IT respondents that said they still control mobility budgets declined from 53% last year to 48% this year.


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