IT consumerization


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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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In this context, IT consumerization plays an important role in changing the relationship between employees (as IT consumer) and the organization.
As a result, there is a gap insofar as the evaluation of employee perceptions regarding IT consumerization is concerned.
Other IT consumerization references covered in this research deal with changes in IT strategy (Hartveld, 2012), corporate network security (Mahesh & Hooter, 2013), security and fraud (Tokuyoshi, 2013), use of BYOD adoption models (Liang, Huang, Yeh, & Lin, 2007), effects on IT performance and management (da Silva & Macada, 2017), interaction with digital information panels (Ballagas, Rohs, Sheridan, & Borchers, 2004) and impacts of consumerization on the corporative environment (Moschella, Neal, Opperman, & Taylor, 2004).
Corporate mobility policy has become increasingly complex with employees using personal devices in the workplace as part of a tendency called "IT consumerization".
This is the very issue that "supporting the trends toward IT consumerization and bring-your-own device" refers to in EDUCAUSE's top 10 issue list of 2012.
The International CIO Study on Impact of IT Consumerization was conducted by research firm Vanson Bourne, which polled 520 CIOs from large enterprises in the U.S., Europe and Asia-Pacific.