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Spare a thought for your IT manager -- around 75,000 people in the UK got hand-held PDA devices for Christmas, and they are putting IT networks at risk as they connect up to corporate systems. Companies must draw up policies for hand-held and palmtop use in the workplace, according to Psion, which found that 70 per cent of IT managers are concerned about integrating mobile working applications into office networks. "Lots of people received palmtop devices for Christmas and are bringing them into the office for business use," warned Nick Martin, Psion's corporate sales director. "Although some of the hand-helds on the market are great for personal and consumer use, the real future lies in functions that maximise business and professional working practices. Company policies should recognise the potential for both harm and creativity. This is a new phenomenon that has to be addressed now."
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Title Annotation:usage of personal digital assistants
Publication:Financial Management (UK)
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Feb 1, 2001
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