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BYOD's Battle Royale Pits IT vs. Employee

By Tom Kaneshige, CIO
November 06, 2013 09:50 AM ET

CIO - The "Bring Your Own Device" super trend has ignited an epic battle between IT and employees. In one corner, IT frets about data security and perhaps losing control over devices and apps. In the other corner, employees want to choose the devices and apps for work and play, and they're a little tired of IT telling them what they can and cannot do. So who's winning?

Workshare just released findings from a study tracking the blow-by-blow brouhaha, and right now it looks like employees are kicking butt. Here's a taste of what's happening: 78 percent of finance employees use free file sharing platforms but only 35 percent are authorized by IT.

In the same vein, 88 percent of legal employees use free file-sharing platforms but only 33 percent are authorized their IT department.

For more, check out Workshare's infographic below.

Tom Kaneshige covers Apple, BYOD and Consumerization of IT for CIO.com. Follow Tom on Twitter @kaneshige. Follow everything from CIO.com on Twitter @CIOonline, Facebook, Google + and LinkedIn. Email Tom at tkaneshige@cio.com

Read more about byod in CIO's BYOD Drilldown.

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