The silver lining, of course, will be a sudden drop in "My computer mysteriously broke down, and of course it wasn't me (or any of the gazillion applications I managed to sneak past the firewall onto my harddisk)." type calls to IT helpdesks all over the world. Yes, there are overreaching admins and locked-down-to-death platforms, but the damage done by insecure, outdated or plain crappy software run without official sanction in offices every day is not exactly peanuts, either. And there are few things as crippling to a company than 'inheriting' such a - usually undocumented and fragile - shadow infrastructure once the people responsible leave.
Sensible companies develop sensible IT policies and provide procedures to get required software included into the platform in a stable and supported way. Yeah, I know. They are few and far between. But they exist, and they do hold a significant advantage over their competitors. And the more such measures as the one announced in TFA are being recognised as state of the art and prescribed as such by certifications and standards, the more financial incentive there will be to be sensible. It took until the mid-Eighties for seat belts to be mandated by law. Give IT time. (Ha ha.)