Re: Responsability (sic)
No, you don't, you Prawnus Maximus. You find the slightest excuse to _not_ work with your colleagues, you delight in denying (small penis probably) your colleagues any change that would improve their productivity, environment, happiness at work etc.
Curious to know what you think IT are there for?
Improving Productivity and environment, sure, to some extent. Happiness? No, if anything that's down to the happy-clappy's in Human Resources to worry about. IT deals in resources, not emotions.
And ultimately the contract is with the employer, therefore the responsibility is to the employer. The employer may have delegated responsibility in some areas (such as providing/provisioning/supporting equipment with an eye to increasing productivity) but it's about making business decisions based on what the entire business needs, not just one user.
I've seen department's that use 'User satisfaction surveys' to try and achieve a balance. But you know what, they're often completely pointless. User's either want something that is outside of budgetary constraints, or don't bother to fill the survey out at all (I used to fall in the second group when I was a lowly user).
If you want to use your own device, that's great. Ultimately it's one less machine the business needs to provision, but it's the IT Dept's job to ensure that it isn't going to cause harm to the business. That means ensuring you aren't going to introduce malware, aren't going to absorb all the bandwidth playing CoD etc.
I'm not convinced IT needs to worry about whether you're going to spend all day on Facebook mind.
The point, though, is sometimes the administrative cost of this is far higher than saying "here's your work issued PC/laptop". It's got nothing to do with delight, hell really it'd be nice to be able to give an answer that doesn't lead to pissed off users phoning/emailing.
I remember when we toughened our removable media policies to comply with some new guidelines that our business had to adhere to. No USB sticks except company issued encrypted ones (nothing else would work, would email us though) and no optical write. Man there were some pissed users, but despite appearances it wasn't an IT decision, it was what had to be done.
There does seem to be a certain class of user who believe that work should be convenient to them. Sometimes that's not how it works, and it doesn't matter which department makes the decision the end result is the same.