In an ever demanding world, the lines between work and home are blurring, and technology is becoming an integral part of how we live our lives. New, more advanced and feature - rich mobile devices and applications are launched each day. At the same time, mobile working continues to increase. The enormous choice and high - level functionality of modern consumer form factors has led to a significant shift in the expectations professionals have of their corporate technology. In fact, Gartner predicts that consumerisation is the trend that will make the largest impact on enterprise IT in 2012 and the coming years; challenging CIOs and IT to balance employee wants and business needs.
Stories by Paul D'arcy
The last 24 months have brought an explosion of new devices, web applications, and social media platforms. With every new product release or social network launch, CIOs are getting pressure from their employees, including senior executives, to open the corporate network to consumer devices and allow access to more of the Web. This migration of consumer devices like smartphones and tablets into enterprise computing is making CIOs very nervous.