@Nathan due to the hurricane, my husband had to work remotely this week (that only worked for one day because then the power went out). But the company issued its own laptop for that and did not want access to take place from a personally owned device. It also issues the Blackberry, which blocks whatever the company usually blocks at work. I should mention it's a bank, and banks are extremely cautious in that regard.
@Mary, same here. I was sick all week with flu-like symptoms, and I worked remotely. Except for when I was recovered today and met with a potential customer. I like the option. Having worked at home for 5 1/2 years, however, I prefer the office, but with the option to get out of the office and work where I need to. Be it a coffee shop or at home when I need to.
You got it, Mary. The biggest one is my use if iCloud on my personal device. At my work it's a giant "no-no". Storing corporate data on an untrusted network. Plus I don't at all feel comfortable keeping in touch with work on a device I use for personal and entertainment. Just seems... creepy.
It's important to keep personal and work devices separate for a lot of reasons, but perhaps most importantly, work data is often subject to regulations that require it to be stored and accessible in certain ways. If personal data creeps in there, it could compromise the company in some industries (financial trading, for instance).
I'm going to disagree here. I think the propensity to work extra hours has more to do with the job itself than the technology. I speak from experience. I was overworking 20 years ago when I did not have an iPhone and could really only work well in my office, with the necessary tools. Today, the trend is away from exceeding business hours too much, and I'm fully equipped to work anywhere.
Work duties are handled on personal devices with some regularity. I don't think anyone is using personal devices to access company data so that's not an issue. I do see people using personal phones to communicate with clients and supervisors outside business hours.
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