You have heard about type 1 and type 2 companies. What are the differences?
We think that they are modes rather than types.
Gartner uses a word called "bimodal" to describe different patterns in the I.T. industry. Mode 1 refers to highly regulated environments whereas mode 2 refers to experimental, bleeding-edge environments. Thus a financial institution with private records would be an example of a mode 1 business. A video game designing company would be an example of a mode 2 business.
Mode 2 businesses may have a "bring your own device" policy whereas a mode 1 business may require development without access to the internet. In a mode 1 environment, software packages (such as .deb or .rpm packages or clones from GitHub) may require a security team to review and approve.