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Guess What? Your Employees Don't Care What You Say

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 12-11-2012 Print

A strange thing is happening in the enterprise. Whereas once it was the CIO who decided what technology would be used in the workplace, nowadays employees are often making that decision. With BYOD and consumerization impacting companies around the globe, employees are now deciding which mobile devices they will use in the office. And when it’s time for them to use a computer to do their work, they are increasingly opting for their own PCs rather than those supplied by the company.

This freedom in the enterprise has helped companies in certain respects. Employees who use their own devices tend to work more and be more productive. Plus, the cost of acquiring new hardware--long a drain on IT budgets--has dropped. However, with freedom comes trouble. Despite the IT's best efforts at keeping employees restricted to certain services, employees are not listening to CIOs, according to a new study from enterprise storage provider Nasuni. In fact, whenever employees are limited to certain services, they usually find ways to get around the policy. It's a major issue in the workplace for CIOs.


54% of respondents work at organizations that ban access to file-sharing services. However, half of these employees access file-sharing services anyway.


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