The perplexing powers of the IT administrator

By Kathleen Atkins

These days, many companies make agreements with their employees regarding the business and personal use of mobile devices.

When the employee owns the smartphone and takes it with her when she quits, is the company within its rights to wipe the data on the mobile device remotely? After all, some of that data belongs to the company.

Forum member Techie brought this question to his IT colleagues: is it safe to merely change a former employee’s business passwords, or is e-mail still readable on a device until an IT admin wipes it? What’s correct policy? See what the members of the forum have to say. More»

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Kathleen Atkins is the Windows Secrets associate editor. She's also a freelance writer, editor, and photographer. Prior to joining Windows Secrets, she worked at Microsoft Press.