Re: As always, enjoyable
Desktops not so much (but it does happen) but it's more common with laptops than you might think.
Yes tablets and phones get the most attention but it's WAY more common than you think that after Colin in Sales and three of the directors have spent a few months bitching it's suddenly
"They are using their macbook/ultrabook and X,Y and Z things aren't working properly. Why can't they put their 'bits they need at home' in this skydrive thing? Janice from other_major_firm we deal with sends my PA links to her email to a dropbox and everything is there, so they've all be sending stuff home for months and uploading it there. Jims iPhone 5 gets mail but mine doesn't, webmail didn't work when I was using my iPad at the golf club. By the way QA don't like that new CAD software but Derek bought something in from home he got off the net, his manager was going mental and he made IT_minion_1 cough up that pesky admin password thing......."
I could go on. BYOD isn't a flash in the pan, it's here. There's an ever growing percentage of folks who are (suddenly) happily spending a ton on the latest and "best" gadgets.
His boss just told him he's getting the budget galaxy ace android phone/blackberry and has to make his dell D620 last another 6 months or so. He has a brand new iPhone and macbook, an iPad, and a £99 android tablet he got before the iPad. All at home.
You bet he's spending the next 6 weeks whinging at his boss about how slow everything is, how much work he's having to do at home, evening and weekends. Guess what? People in teams all over the business atre doing this too. This means all those managers (who incidentally have forced IT_minion_1 to "make email work" on his/her iPhone and iPad already) arte whinging at directors. This means the IT director whinges at you and you're told, despite any obection you may raise, to make it all play together nicely.
don't forget "but we will save money" is a very powerful, seductive statement.