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Big banks open up to iPhones as IT consumerization marches on | Tech Sanity Check | TechRepublic.com

September 11, 2010

A new report suggests two big banks could soon allow employee-owned iPhones and Android devices, which would mark a new milestone in the spread of IT consumerization.

In the battle over the consumerization of IT — employees using their own devices and applications for work tasks — there has often been what were considered a few safe havens: Government, financial services, and health care. The security and compliance risks were simply too great in those industries to allow consumerization to gain much of a foothold.

However, a new report suggests that two big banks are not only letting Apple iPhones and Android devices in the door in place of the standard-issue BlackBerrys, but are also looking at supporting employee-owned devices.

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