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View Poll Results: Do clients regularly allow you to use your own equipment on site?

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    Bit of a going on here https://www.contractoruk.com/forums/...ng-damage.html over whether clients allow own equipment to be connected to their network. So I thought a poll was in order.
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    Even when clients provide me with a laptop I will (and am right now) using my own
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    Depends on the client. Small places are usually OK with it, whereas big companies usually have an IT department that gets in a snit if they see something they don't own on the network.

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    I can use my own lappy to connect to Citrix desktop or to SharePoint, connecting over own wifi or tethering or client guest wifi. It's pretty painful and there are some corporate applications I can't access so in the end I asked client to provide a lappy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickFitz View Post
    Depends on the client. Small places are usually OK with it, whereas big companies usually have an IT department that gets in a snit if they see something they don't own on the network.
    More or less this. current record is about 50/50.

    Personally as long as there is an option to use my laptop I do it. Has nothing to do with IR35 paranoia etc. just my kit is better.

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    Small clients I always take my own laptop (and use my own Power BI license etc to run their reporting.) Big clients without exception require me to use company hardware and use their software licenses.

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    Can't see poll on my phone

    It depends on what I can access with my own kit

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    I've found it to be a mixed bag, but for the most part, when operating on smaller short term projects as a consultancy I've generally used my own device. In fact, when doing 'proper consultancy' (As in, contracting to a consultancy and going onsite under that) I've always used my own machine. And yes, that includes "big companies you've definitely heard of".

    No matter what, I always have my own laptop with me and use it where possible.

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    Current Clientco (FTSE100) allows BYOD. Connection is via Citrix to most applications, or RDP into VMs. They have to, a good deal of development is by external consultancies that use their own devices.

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    SC, List-X & NPPV3 will not (knowingly) let you use your own.

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