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Facebook Home: The Newest BYOD Headache for IT?

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Corporations are already struggling with how far they want to reach into their employees' Facebook personas -- though I have to think that enterprises may have valid reasons for wanting to know what employees are doing on Facebook, given the network's ability to easily share rich media which could contain sensitive company information. Facebook Home, I believe, introduces a whole new level of concern since it seems that Facebook will now have access or the ability to track all kinds of communications that go through Home. Hence the new headache prediction for enterprise IT.

My own feeling is that Facebook Home will not really be that popular, since I don't think it is the answer to any kind of problem people have with mobile devices today. It is more of a good thing for Facebook than it is a good thing for users, and those kinds of "advancements" hardly ever succeed. On the other hand, Facebook has billions of users so maybe Home will take off by default. If it does, you can be assured there will be people using it who also use their phones for work. Welcome, enterprise IT, to yet another thing for your already full to-do plate.

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