AppSense on Taking Another Look at Life Slicing
Does our preoccupation with efficiency create cyber-security risk?
At Citrix Synergy 2012, then-CEO Mark Templeton discussed an enormous change in our work-life paradigm driven by changes in corporate technology. Users were no longer tied to desktops running legacy applications from fixed terminals which sat within the corporate office. Instead, users could jump between their work and personal lives utilizing multiple platforms and devices, from multiple locations.
Templeton called it Life Slicing.
I enlarged on this topic at the 2012 AppSense Sales Kick Off. As technology users, we can easily fuse together our personal and work lives, jumping from various devices throughout the day, checking email in between dinner and/or watching episodes of Breaking Bad, EastEnders, Neighbours, or Baywatch – (dependent on your nationality or personal taste).
A typical evening of time slicing
After the Synergy conference, ZDNet ran an article on “Life Slicing” and posed the question, “Is this necessarily a good thing?” Article author Edwin Yapp reflected his concern that with the new paradigm that we would never “switch off” from work and speculated on how Life Slicing could affect our culture and lives.
Read the entire article here, Taking Another Look at Life Slicing
via the fine folks at AppSense.