Many organizations use the term consumerization to mean many things. It is time that we define what exactly consumerization is and what to do about it.
The trend of BYOC is inescapable, to ignore it, would be the same as denial. Having said this, we need to be aware not to confuse the messages surrounding BYO trends with established, well known and understood principles. The next few blog postings will address what I believe are some ever growing myths surrounding BYOC as it exists today. This posting will address the cost aspect.
Many businesses look at the consumerization of IT and assume that the definition is really a BYOC discussion. The reality might be that the two are entirely different.
The trend for BYOC has continued since I originally wrote a point of view white paper in 2010. Since then, what has really changed? The answer may surprise you.
Depending upon who is asked, there are certain trends in client computing that are undeniable. The trends have placed IT in an interesting position. Timing is everything in preparing top adopt these megatrends- is your organization ready?