10 Gadgets Your IT Department Wants You to Leave at Home

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    Don Reisinger

1. Apple iPad 2

1. Apple iPad 2

The iPad 2 is easily one of the most desired enterprise products on the market right now. The only trouble is, few companies allow it, due to concerns over productivity and security.
Maybe your special someone was especially generous this year, getting you a tablet or smartphone as a holiday gift. Or maybe you just treated yourself. But now that the holidays are over and it's back-to-work time, chances are you don't want to leave those cool new toys at home. You've probably even figured out ways that they could help you be more productive at work. But that doesn't mean your new gadgets are welcome in your company's IT environment. You may find if you bring that stuff into the office, you're in a bit of trouble with the IT guys. But when did you ever let that stop you. Here's a look at some of the products you might have received over the holidays, and why your IT staff just doesn't want you to bring them to the office. (Or if you are in the IT department, here's what you can expect your users trying to sneak onto the network.)
This article was originally published on 2012-01-06
Don Reisinger is a freelance technology columnist. He started writing about technology for Ziff-Davis' Gearlog.com. Since then, he has written extremely popular columns for CNET.com, Computerworld, InformationWeek, and others. He has appeared numerous times on national television to share his expertise with viewers. You can follow his every move at http://twitter.com/donreisinger.