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IT consumerization

The adoption of electronic devices by consumers first and IT second. It used to be the other way around. For example, computers were the domain of IT professionals from the 1950s to late 1970s, at which time they became personal and ubiquitous. Starting after the turn of the century, employee-owned laptops began connecting to company networks, followed by employee smartphones and tablets several years later. This all led the IT department to integrate the devices and provide management and technical support. See BYOD.
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WedgeIQ is the newest technology addition to Wedge CND, an orchestrated threat management platform that combats the shifting threat landscape associated with cloud, mobility, Internet of Things and consumerization of IT.
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Going forward, Apple will continue to benefit from consumerization and will continue to evolve Macs to take on more iOS characteristics, which will contribute to acceptance of Macs in the enterprise.
BARCELONA--The consumerization trend has hit IT as an unstoppable force, as 821 million smart devices (smartphones and tablets) will be purchased worldwide in 2012 and pass the billion mark in 2013, according to Gartner (gartner.
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Enterprise spending on Apple products is predicted to increase during the next two years as the consumerization of IT and the rise of bring-your-own-device policies drive demand for iPads among the nation's chief information officers, Forrester Research says.
The age-old disconnect between business and IT is at risk of widening," said Steve Tack, CTO at Compuware, which commissioned a study into the impact of consumerization.
Smart organizations can no longer ignore the consumerization of IT phenomenon and should be aware of the forthcoming changes and assess how best to adapt IT to meet growing employee demands.
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