This is Part Two of our consumerization thought leaders post. Click here for Part One.
David Mitchell Smith, Stephen Prentice, Gartner – The long-time Gartner analysts made one of the first formal declarations of the CoIT trend way back in 2005 when they announced in a press release that “Consumerization Will Be Most Significant Trend Affecting IT During Next 10 Years.” The foretelling release contended that “… the majority of new technologies enterprises adopt for their information systems between 2007 and 2012 will have roots in consumer applications… As technology providers increasingly design products for consumers, enterprise IT managers have to learn how to manage these products as employees bring them into varieties of workflows and processes.” Smith and Prentice combined forces again two years later on a well-read report entitled, “Consumerization Gains Momentum: The IT Civil War.” They defined new markets for CoIT, and examined productivity and security concerns. For what’s next in CoIT, keep an eye out for new reports from Smith and Prentice.
The consumerization of IT is one of our favorite topics (you may recall a blog post Rich wrote earlier this year, pointing out the fact that this concept isn’t really new). As mobile devices become ubiquitous and workers expect to be able to connect “anytime, from anywhere,” increasing numbers of employees are using personal devices at work. This trend is creating significant challenges for corporate IT departments in terms of support, compliance and risks to corporate data and intellectual property.
This week: MDM, BYOD, Windows 8 and why desktop virtualization hasn’t taken over the world.
Well, we’re one week closer to the beginning of a new year, which means we only have one or two more news round-up posts in 2011. Scary how fast time flies, eh? As we mentioned in last week’s post, 2012 promises to bring with it exciting news in the tech world – the release of Windows 8, for example. This week’s round-up will cover news surrounding MDM, BYOD, Windows 8 and why desktop virtualization hasn’t taken over the world – or has it? Take a look at Virtual Patrick’s latest post, inspired by a ZDNet column, to read his take on the impact of desktop virtualization adoption.
Why hasn’t desktop virtualization taken over the world? This was the question Dan Kusnetzky asked in a column yesterday on ZDNet. His premise was that if desktop virtualization offers so much benefit, and create a more secure, reliable and manageable IT environment, why hasn't its adoption been more widespread?
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