A survey on the consumerisation of IT point to security concerns as a key barrier to enabling employees to use personal devices and consumer applications for work.
Like many free-floating fears, IT managers’ security worries aren’t just paranoid fantasies — they do have some basis in reality. For example, 70 percent of IT respondents to our survey cited employee-provided smartphones as security threats.
The research shows that consumer and social technologies are entering the workplace about 50 percent more quickly than IT realizes, so in a sense, the situation that IT managers see as a threat is intensifying.
So what actions are IT executives taking to accommodate this fearsome reality? The short answer is “not enough.”