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To: Swordmaker
But Forrester says it found 41 percent of businesses it surveyed are now blocking access to their networks with employee-owned Macs, a situation it says must end.

Any company that handles privileged customer information that could be used for identity theft and lets employee owned compters onto it's network is eventually going to pay dearly for it.

6 posted on 11/02/2011 4:28:51 PM PDT by tacticalogic
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To: tacticalogic

Gee most M$ users want to be free to do all the power stuff, yet you would bind them down. How Steve of you.


9 posted on 11/02/2011 4:42:31 PM PDT by itsahoot (There was a bloodless coup in 08, and no one seemed to notice. God help us.)
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To: tacticalogic
> Any company that handles privileged customer information that could be used for identity theft and lets employee owned compters onto it's network is eventually going to pay dearly for it.

As a rule I would say that employee-owned computers -- OF ANY TYPE -- do not belong on a corporate network. I've maintained that rule on the corporate network I administer and it has worked out well.

The cases where an employee has taken their company-issued (Windows) computer home and let their kids play on it (against the rules) have been awful -- they bring it back in and it's filthy (software-wise) and causes problems.

I think Macs can be just as productive in general, sometimes more so and sometimes less so, than Windows PCs. Depends on what you have to do with the computer. But there's no justification or excuse for letting uncontrolled machines on a corporate network, regardless of operating system.

14 posted on 11/02/2011 5:43:21 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: tacticalogic

“Any company that handles privileged customer information that could be used for identity theft and lets employee owned compters onto it’s network is eventually going to pay dearly for it.”

A better approach is:

“Any company that handles privileged customer information that doesn’t properly segregate it at the network level is eventually going to pay dearly for it.”

USB drives are far more ubiquitous than Macs. Also, the vast majority of positions at almost all companies requires no access to such information.


19 posted on 11/03/2011 6:33:36 AM PDT by PreciousLiberty (Cain '12 - Take Back America!!!)
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