5 ways IT can prepare for wearable devices at work

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Wearables will initially appeal to consumers, but as with smartphones and tablets, buyers will want to use wearables at work

Just when IT execs are getting a handle on how to accommodate employees' personal smartphones and tablets in the workplace, the technology industry has thrown up a new challenge -- wearable computers.

These devices are just starting to trickle into the marketplace, but now is the time for enterprises to start thinking about how to control these new gadgets and also how to leverage them.

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