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Jonathan Feldman, InformationWeek
Jonathan Feldman, InformationWeek

Do Employees Want Their Personal Device Controlled By IT?

In the end, most employees will give up some privacy in return for convenience if their employers level with them.

A recent post by Lori MacVittie on F5's DevCentral site raised a lot of good questions about the future of the consumerization of IT. I re-posted her column, "Why MDM May Save IT From Consumerization," on my Facebook page and asked one key question: "Do you WANT your personal device managed by IT?"

The answers were generally along the lines of "hell, no." Admittedly, I have geeky friends who might be a little more particular than the average consumer about who manages their data or systems, but after shopping this questions with other friends and family, I think the knee-jerk answer is "no."

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