@garthm9: Meanwhile, many companies in my area have been amending/updating their employee manuals to ban the use of any personal equipment for business purposes, and prohibit use of personal computers and storage devices to access company data. Violation is a "major infraction."
@garthm9: That's a most interesting take on it. I'd even go so far as to say the office as we know it has been antiquated by modern technology, with us not only having our own computers, but the availability of video conferencing and desktop sharing. So yes, we could (and do) have offices at home instead of a big building somewhere, and we can get away with it. The office may have to be called a pre-internet, even pre-computer relic, from a time when it was almost imperative that employees be located physically near to one another.