When we talk about consumerization trends these days we often concentrate on the device, the ‘D’ in BYOD. But enterprise employees have been using consumer-grade applications in the workplace for a lot longer – just think about the popular IM or email clients provided by Yahoo, Google and others for the past 5+ years. Thanks…Read More
Google recently announced Android 4.1 ‘Jelly Bean’ at its I/O conference in San Francisco. The latest flavor of the world’s #1 mobile OS promises better user experience and sexier UI. But does it really make any easier for IT to secure and manage those personal devices used for work? Generally speaking, 4.1 is an incremental…Read More
My spelling-crazy son is also a collector, which means that he likes to collect words with unique spellings, such as examples of supervocalics. A supervocalic is a word that contains all of the vowels – think “sequoia” – and they turn up in unlikely places. One day he heard me say the word “consumerization” in…Read More
There’s always two-sides to a story. Which do you agree with? Key into the first in a series of lively “Beerside Chats” — this one between Cesare Garlati, Director, Consumerization & Patrick Wheeler Mobile PMM as they debate the issues surrounding security, innovation & growth of mobile apps for the Enterprise. Which is best iPhone or…Read More
Rather than resist it, organizations should embrace Consumerization to unlock its business potential. This requires a strategic approach, flexible policies and appropriate security and management tools. The Consumerization of IT is the single most influential technology trend of this decade. Companies are already well aware of it, as they wrestle with the growing influx and…Read More
For all its hype iCloud does not represent a fundamentally new problem. Employees are already bringing personal devices to work and wanting to use them in their jobs, and these unmanaged devices are mixing personal and corporate data on a system that is outside the control of the security and IT teams.
Apple’s announcement last week of the new iCloud service has generated a lot of buzz, and a lot of questions from IT directors and secadmins.
IT vs. Consumers. Control vs. Freedom. Will work-life/personal-life separation technologies – whether “walled garden” or mobile virtualization platforms – yield significant Enterprise adoption? In the Gartner research report: “Four Architectural Approaches to Limit Business Risk on Consumer Smartphones and Tablets” (Publication Date: 15 December 2010), the authors – John Girard and Ken Dulaney – caution…Read More
iPass just published the latest edition of the Global Mobile Workforce Report. Along with the usual great insights on mobile device penetration (now 98%) and mobile applications usage, this time the iPass survey reveals some more personal habits with regard to the use of mobile technology – including its use in the bedroom.
I recently had an interesting chat with the operator of our snack vending machine while making a coffee in the kitchen. She was restocking our machine and had her iPad sitting on the table. In their 2 person company they now have 2 iPads and a PC. They do their inventory control and tracking while onsite at customer premises via the iPad.