Is the New Mobile Workforce Causing IT Policy to Bend or Break?

November 3, 2010 - 3 Comments

As the workforce becomes increasingly mobile and employees demand greater flexibility, IT policies will have to evolve. But with concerns like security and productivity weighing heavy on the minds of IT policy makers, are they up for the challenge? On Monday, November 8 at 8:00 a.m. PT, Cisco will host a live Internet TV broadcast and Q&A session to announce key findings from Part II of its Connected World Report.

The latest set of results from the study will examine the challenges IT organizations face as social media, device proliferation, and new communication tools like video take precedence inside and outside of the workplace and test the limits of corporate policies and risk management.

Among the questions that will be answered during the live session:

  • If workers are aware of company policies, do they adhere to them?
  • What causes employees to break corporate IT policies?
  • Do workers think IT policies reflect today’s real-world needs with regard to device usage, mobility and work flexibility?
  • How many IT workers think employees don’t understand security concerns?
  • What percentage of employees around the world are restricted from using Facebook and Twitter while at work?

The show will feature a panel of special Cisco guests, including:

  • Marie Hattar, vice president, Borderless Networks
  • Ray Smets, vice president and general manager, Wireless Networking
  • Nasrin Rezai, senior director, Global Information Security

To watch: Go to just before 8:00 a.m. PT on Monday, November 8.

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  1. Very interesting topic especially after hearing on the news of many security breaches in the government and large corporations. The stories of laptops and memory sticks being left on a train are ridiculous, and should not happen in todays “cloud” infrastructures.

  2. It’s a good way to sort out of this IT problems, where boundaries are no longer an issue.The idea is to organize the professionals of IT into moral and code of ethics conducting the business exercise as an example.Or do many brainstorming to big corporate

  3. I cant wait to check this out