Poll: Millennials tend to ignore IT policies

More than half of working members of the millennial generation polled for an Accenture Ltd. study said that they are either unaware of their companies' IT policies or don't follow them.

For example, of the 169 employed college graduates up to age 27 who were surveyed, 31% said they don't know whether their employers have policies for posting company or client information online. Some of the 40% who know their companies prohibit posting such information said they ignore the rules.

Gary Curtis, Accenture's chief technology strategist, suggested that companies appeal to millennial workers on "a logical, sound basis" to ensure that they understand that following IT rules is in their best interest.

This version of this story originally appeared in Computerworld's print edition.

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