But Gartner analyst Tom Austin suggests central IT simply can't put a cap on consumer tech, a fact it finds "embarrassing." In the blog entry "Admit It, IT Is Out of Control," he suggests IT pros are failing in their effort to control consumer and Internet-based technologies. And they're as frustrated as end users about the pace of change, he says. "Most IT organizations that are doing outstanding work implementing and evolving critical enterprise-class systems know full well that the ability of users to be creative, to innovate, to team and to lead suffers under the slow rate of progress that can generally be driven from central IT citadels."
So what's it going to be with browsers as the new options expand this month? Is your company going to try to control what employees use? Or let the free-for-all rage?