Human resource policies don't always tie in nicely with IT policies, and there have been more than one (probably several thousand, if not more) companies that have found that although an employee is no longer with them, they're still lurking in the network. Or at least, they could be, if they wanted to.
Enterprises need to begin crafting policies in order to harness the productivity benefits of wearables while ensuring that sensitive data is secure and privacy rights protected. These policies should be based on existing BYOD policies, yet take into account some of the unique attributes of wearables.
As Mark Twain famously quipped, "Denial ain't just a river in Egypt." Unfortunately, some enterprises have not heeded Twain's admonition and are in denial about the reality of BYOD, an approach that will only lead to problems down the line.
Nearly 85 percent of enterprises said issues with data center power, space and cooling capacity have delayed or canceled application rollouts, reduced their ability to support customers and resulted in unplanned reallocation of resources away from strategic goals during the past year, according to a recent IDC study.