There are numerous arguments in favour of such actions: a fear of the unknown, a lack of understanding, the concern that employees won't work with online distractions around, and so forth. To some extent, these concerns are valid.
For businesses, the dangers of increased and unmanaged traffic levels over corporate networks are immense. Each application running over a network (like Twitter, or videos, or Facebook), drains the network's resources a little.
European CIOs are shunning the benefits of social media for business. I am concerned that as a result, CIOs risk alienating customers, creating ineffective marketing strategies, demotivating staff and eliminating their competitive edge by not embracing social media.
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) describes the recent trend of employees bringing personally-owned mobile devices to their place of work, and using those devices to access privileged company resources such as email, file servers, and databases.