Originally Posted by slance66
Except, as I said earier...it IS my asset. I own it and can use it as I like. I understand that if the company provides the BB, they can control it as they see fit. However, where the employee owns the BB (I had to pay for it under company policy) any IT policy should be as limited as possible and should try to balance security and support concerns with the user's rights to use his/her device as they see fit. For example, I can't even download themes and ringtones. That's nothing but laziness on the part of the admin in any policy (even with company owned devices). They didn't take the time to ban just those items that pose a security threat, and instead banned everything.
My network, my support staff. When you call because your device is not working properly, I don't want to try to guess what 3rd party apps conflict, how many ringtones are eating up the memory, etc. Security and support is why we impose restrictions on ALL computing devices in my shop.