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Jonathan Feldman, InformationWeek
Jonathan Feldman, InformationWeek
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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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