We are having a discussion on campus on whether faculty and staff members should be given administrative rights over their (university distributed) computers to allow them to install any desired software application on these computers. Our current position in IT is to lean toward the security side and not allow administrative rights as a default, but we are receiving pushback on this position.
I wanted to see if others have experienced this balancing act with regard to granting administrative rights?
Thank you for your consideration.
Thomas (Ty) Brennan
AVP for Technology / CIO
Salve Regina University
Newport, RI 02840...