Businesses Learn to Love Consumer IT

Businesses Learn to Love Consumer IT

Businesses Learn to Love Consumer IT

88% of executives say their employees freely use their own personal tech devices for business purposes.
Managers and IT folks freaked out when workers started bringing their smartphones and tablets to work. Now? Not so much, according to a survey from Avanade. See also 10 Ways IT Deals With Consumer Technology. Users expect organizations to green-light and even support the use of personal devices, and many shops are happy to oblige. “Progressive CIOs and IT organizations have moved from gatekeepers of consumer technology to enablers of these innovative devices, applications and services,” says Tyson Hartman, Avanade’s global chief technology officer. “The consumerization of IT can transform the role of IT from a function focused on mitigating risk into a strategic enabler that leverages the breadth of today’s powerful consumer technologies to drive business results.” More than 600 global C-Suite level execs, IT decision makers and business-unit leaders took part in the research. For more about the survey, click here.
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.

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