Your company sends an employee overseas for three days to represent you at a big international biotech conference. Naturally, he takes his trusty smartphone along. During the course of the conference, the employee uses the device as he would stateside. He checks his email constantly, downloads attachments, texts, calls clients and colleagues, and relaxes after hours with a streaming video or two.
As for the bill, who cares? He’ll never see it.
Does your company really need a wireless policy? It’s a fair question to ask. After all, policy can be painful.
There is plenty of uncertainty about the future of corporate IT. Some are even going as far as saying corporate IT will soon fade away. Others are calling for IT departments to stop throwing up roadblocks to productivity and shift their focus to enabling users to get more work done, more efficiently, from more places.
It’s safe to say that nearly all of your employees carry a mobile device with them everywhere they go. And whether it’s officially tolerated by your company or not, you can be sure many of them are using their devices to do work.