Today an email was sent out from our IT group saying that any personal computers logged in through the company network need to be removed “ASAP.” I pretty much the only person logging in with a personal computer so I guess that means me. . .
Back in March I wrote about my reasoning for using two computers at work and I think the reasoning still stands up. I don’t think it is reasonable for me to necessarily do my blogging, Flickr, Second Life, etc. from my work computer. While some of those things are work-related, they are also personal and portable.
I wonder if this prohibition applies to any outside system? Does this mean that clients, vendors and partners are prohibited from accessing the Internet through our network? Should I assume that the inverse is also true – not work computers accessing the Internet through non-work networks?
This is troubling and disappointing news . . .
[tags]work computers personal professional bummer[/tags]