This blog post is based on my talk at the annual “IDC Asia/Pacific CIO Summit” held last July 28, 2011 in Singapore. The world of enterprise IT is going through lot of changes right now. One of the most important trends that’s causing these changes is consumerization. Now, what is consumerization? Simply put, it’s the trend…Read More
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.
The lack of a strategic approach to the Consumerization of Enterprise Mobility creates security risks, financial exposure and a management nightmare for IT. Employees around the globe are increasingly becoming more mobile as wireless devices and mobile data networks become ubiquitous, simple to use and affordable. The business benefits of extending enterprise data and applications…Read More