"What can I help you with?" IBM employees cannot hear that familiar soothing voice of Siri. Why? IBM recently imposed a ban on the usage of Siri, DropBox and iCloud as a way to protect the company's intellectual property, among other things.
In an age of Bring Your Own Device, it's easy to see how well-meaning employees might arrive at the concept of Bring Your Own Service, especially when that service is easy-to-use, fast, cheap, and reliable.
Being honest with yourself as the founder of a startup is the first major step towards success. Entrepreneurs who refuse to see past their own marketing hype are doomed to fail by it. Venture capitalists and potential investors are not going to be so rosy-eyed.