Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Millennials Impact on Security and Control

As the most tech savvy generation in history establishes a foothold in the workplace, the Millennials are confirming some of what many have predicted. They are presenting new challenges to control and security over IT, but also new opportunities.

Millennials have grown up using technology that is individualized to their needs, downloadable off the internet, and with unique methods to control their privacy and image. They are used to using their own technology that they have configured themselves and don't take kindly to corporate IT overlords dictating standardization policies to them. In fact they often ignore those policies or work around them.

Companies cannot ignore these factors and need to respond in a way that still retains a responsible level of control and security. According to a recent survey by Accenture, the good news is that it is not shaping up to be a war, but a collaborative effort where compromises will be made on both sides. For the survey, see the Accenture site.

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