Should You Be Able to Bring Angry Birds to Work

Should You Be Able to Bring Angry Birds to Work

By John Dodge for Enterprise CIO Forum

CIOs and IT are finally getting a grip on who calls the BYOD shots

At some point, ‘digital natives’ will be charged with the same BYOD challenges that face us who grew with pencil and paper.

CIO.com’s Tom Kaneshige’s “5 BYOD pitfalls and how you can avoid them” is a must-read for CIOs who want to take control of smart devices, apps and mobility.

Before I expound on Kaneshige’s five pitfalls, let me expose a myth about BYOD: that enterprises must let employees have any device and app they want. I have yet to hear of an employee who quit their job because IT would not let them have an app of their Angry Birds.

Let’s get real about the workplace: companies set policies, not the inmates. Enterprises cannot fear generations of `digital natives’ who grew up with smart phones and free apps. At some point, the ‘digital natives’ will be charged with the same BYOD challenges that face us who grew with pencil and paper.

Ok, there will be some Silicon Valley exceptions where developers and technical expertise are in such high demand, some employees will job hop or quit if they can’t have their Angry Birds. —Enterprisecioforum.com | Article continued here.


Excerpt appears with permission from John Dodge.

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