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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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.
Dell and Intel today released findings from the final phase of a multi-year research effort that shows IT consumerization is dependent on an open-minded approach by organizations, and most likely to succeed with specific, pre-defined parameters.
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With technologies that automate, manage and secure corporate IT, RES Software helps IT professionals master the impacts of IT consumerization, changing employee work styles, bring-your-own-device initiatives and cloud technologies.
ROUND ROCK, Texas -- Dell and Intel today released findings from the final phase of a multi-year research effort that shows IT consumerization is dependent on an open-minded approach by organizations, and most likely to succeed with specific, pre-defined parameters.
Employee transparency: the issue of transparency with employees regarding IT decisions that affect them presents a challenge for management, with business leaders noting that if any aspects of a company's IT consumerization policy are hidden from employee view, they may backfire.
Current market trends such as device diversification and IT consumerization make profitability a challenge.
On college and university campuses today, more students and faculty want to use their own devices - including laptops and tablets - and IT departments aim to increase mobility and a trend toward increased IT consumerization," said Peter McKay, CEO, Desktone.
The first step toward IT consumerization often involves accessing corporate email in non-corporate settings, largely as a result of increasing smartphone penetration, with 30 percent saying they routinely check email before they go to bed
The research highlights that many organizations are struggling to decide how to address the challenges and opportunities presented by IT consumerization.