Date Added: Oct 2011
In recent months, CIOs have found themselves in a difficult position. Employees from executives to junior new hires are excited by the productivity potential they see in their lives away from the corporation, as consumers. Social networking, high-speed Wi-Fi access and highly-capable new Smartphone's allow them to communicate and collaborate in ways that could not be imagined just a few years ago. The technology is here, it is available but it is not yet adapted for corporate use. CIOs are asking what security policies must be put in place to safeguard network services and company data if these devices are accepted to the workplace. It is a challenge, but if it can be overcome, organizations will be able to realize significant productivity gains.