Poor Mikey! First he blogs about his company furnishing a Blackberry to his department’s managers—a distinction that amazingly includes him:
blockquote>you do NOT understand the ramifications of being issued a BlackBerry. Among other things, if you have one, your boss can Email, IM, call or SMS you 24/7 and expect you to reply. This wasn’t the case for me prior to being issued one as I always had the “I’m sorry I wasn’t able to call you back. My phone went dead” excuse and the “I’m sorry I wasn’t able to email you back, my DSL got cut today. You see, … [Read More]
For the US smartphone market, ChangeWave research has compiled some detailed, yet ultimately not surprising, data. The iPhone has reached the 11% mark. RIM, out of apparent desperation, has worked hard to push its Blackberries over the past year. Its share is now up to 42%.
The “Naked CIO” has an interesting proposal:
Organizations must start to develop standards and guidelines for out-of-hours use of devices such as BlackBerrys and other remote working tools.
They must also explicitly state what is expected of employees who use these devices and whether their compensation includes out-of-hours access.
Sounds good right? Maybe not.