Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/03/16/end_user_computing_study/

The changing nature of end user computing

Remember those days?

By Dale Vile

Posted in Reg Technology Panel, 16th March 2011 11:00 GMT

Tech Panel Life used to be pretty straightforward. An employee joined the organisation, and they were allocated a desk with a PC on it. The IT department controlled what was on that PC, always knew where it was, and generally had pretty easy access to it.

Today it's different; at least for most organisations. The PC is now likely to be a laptop, and the employee is increasingly using one or more other mobile devices. But how far has this gone?

It's been a while since we've asked Reg readers about this, so we felt it was time for a check-up. Is it a case of everyone exaggerating the degree to which mobile devices are actually being used in business? Or perhaps the emergence of iPads, Android slates and next-gen smart phones is driving things much faster than any anyone anticipated.

Let us know what's going on in your organisation, and we will report back so you can judge how you measure up. And as usual, we'll also undoubtedly learn some lessons that will be useful for the Reg community as a whole.

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