A few years back I wrote a post about how different generations view computing. Now there are more studies of what motivates the new employees entering organizations today. Pew Research Center Study on Millennials shows that they are “Confident. Connected. Open to Change”, but with the economic downturn under more pressure than recent generations.
The new workers entering the enterprise have different expectations of success. Some articles describe these expectations as unrealistic while others make the much more stability focused than consumer focused. Consistent though is that no matter where they work or play, they have information access expectations.
IT organizations have many pressures driving them to support new devices and it’s not just the millennial workers who are driving technology adoption. The consumerization of IT is pushing everyone to think differently about what the limits are.
One thing is true; Millennials are the next generation of consumers, heads of households, business owners and so on. To stay competitive, enterprises must be prepared for a future where new services can be rolled out quickly, efficiently, and cost effectively.
HP’s response to this demand is the Instant-On Enterprise enabling organizations able to deliver, whenever, wherever.
It does make me wonder if there are any millennial readers of this blog (besides my kids who read it ever so often).
- How do you see the Instant-On Enterprise fitting your vision of the future of business?
- Where do you see technology headed in the next decade?
- Does your workplace meet your expectations of technology? If not, what does it need?
- How do you expect the business world to adapt to new technology? Or should it be the other way around?