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More and more companies are asking employees to “ B ring Y our O wn T ools” (i.e., laptops and PCs) or “ T elecom” (mobile and smartphones). Consumer tech is advancing so quickly, and is now so interconnected that this should be the norm—not the exception—if companies want happy, productive employees. People are frustrated with their office tech There are only two kinds of technology in the world. The first kind is the technology that you choose to use; the second is technology you are forced to use. At home, we have a tremendous amount of choice between desktops, laptops, tablets, mobile phones, etc.
By Michael Hickins CORRECTED : This post has been corrected to reflect that Wyse Technology plans to allow employees to connect their own iPads to the company network. An increasing number of companies are asking employees to bring their own smartphones to work, pulling back from the standard practice of procuring and assigning company-owned equipment. Executives discussing their companies’ plans for managing fleets of smartphones, laptops, tablets and other mobile devices at a technology conference in Palm Desert, Calif. this week said they are either testing or implementing policies for having employees bring their own technology, and then reimbursing them for part or all of the associated costs. Kevin Summers, the chief information officer at Whirlpool, said that, eventually, the appliance-maker expects 60% of such equipment to be employee-owned.