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Trends and issues related to adoption of consumer devices and services in the Enterprise
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Verizon and VMware Join Forces for Android Security

Their solution is called VMware Horizon Mobile, and it's designed to bridge the gap between consumerization of IT and enterprise IT. What does that mean, and can VMware and Verizon really shape the mobile landscape?
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Apple and Android, the slow pall bearers to RIM's eventual demise

RIM is losing the enterprise to Apple and Google even though Apple and Google haven’t put much effort into marketing their phones as business tools. Consumers are increasingly tech-savvy and know what the devices in their hands are capable of, and are insisting that IT shops provide mobile access to e-mail at the very least. While IT has historically been wary of consumer devices, it’s getting harder for IT shops to say no to the iPhone and Android because both have boosted support for Exchange ActiveSync, the de facto standard for bringing corporate e-mail to non-BlackBerry phones. BlackBerry offers more administration options, but most businesses may be satisfied with the core features available from competitors, like encryption, password unlock, forced PIN entry and remote wipes. The combination of consumer preferences, iPhone and Android becoming good enough for most business scenarios, and last week’s lengthy BlackBerry outage give businesses fewer reasons to stick with RIM.

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Blurb Launches $1.99 iPad eBook Publishing Service

Publishers pay $1.99 per book and get to keep 100% of the profit beyond that cost. Paper books from Blurb start at $10 each to print on demand. Two buck easy-to-make eBook publishing on demand sounds awesome.

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VMworld: Businesses Must have Mobile Computing Strategies

Consumerization cannot be avoided and businesses must include mobile devices in their IT strategies, according to VMware.
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Say, When Did Apple Become an Enterprise Company?

Perhaps its just that I havent dialed in to an Apple earnings call in more than a year since leaving my old job . But it sure sounded like a new thing to me when Apple CEO Tim Cook rattled off a list of large companies using the iPhone.
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Implications of Michael Dell's Vision for the New Role of the CIO - Forbes

Implications of Michael Dell's Vision for the New Role of the CIO - Forbes | Consumerization of IT | Scoop.it

At Dell World last week, Michael Dell hosted a variety of speakers, most of whom pointed to a vision of a new CIO, one who abandons the under-the-hood, component level focus in favor of vastly increased attention on business processes and crafting and configuring applications to support them. While the vision represents a coherent synthesis that addresses most of the challenges facing CIOs, several implications of the vision deserve attention in order for CIOs to avoid serious errors.

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Transforming CIOs from Benevolent Dictators to Product Managers - Forbes

Transforming CIOs from Benevolent Dictators to Product Managers - Forbes | Consumerization of IT | Scoop.it

Unquestionably, the end of the IT monopoly will require a structural change.

 

It is not that IT will have to say yes to everything end-users want to do. It is that IT will just not be asked. VPs and department heads will use what they can get their hands on to do their jobs.

 

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Managing the Deluge of Personal Hand-held Devices Into the Enterprise

Managing the Deluge of Personal Hand-held Devices Into the Enterprise | Consumerization of IT | Scoop.it
Until recently, many enterprise IT organizations prohibited the use of personal hand-held devices in the enterprise environment. With the consumerization of IT, it faced the daunting challenge of enabling employees’ desire to access corporate information using an array of personal hand-held devices. Ten years ago, employees came to work to use great technology. Now, with the battery of consumer devices available, they often have better PCs and printers at home than they do at work. Because user expectations and needs have also changed, enterprise must adapt.
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Consumerization of IT Raises New Security Challenges [article]

Much has been written about the “consumerization” of Information Technology (“IT”) happening in organizations with end users bringing into work personal devices such as smart phones and tablets and connecting them to the corporate network.

 

But consumerization of IT has spread beyond devices with end users and departments also BYO-ing Applications (“BYOA”) and BYO-ing Servers (“BYOS”). The net net is this consumerization/BYO trend is altering the economics of enterprise IT by shifting IT assets from outside the firewall to the cloud, and with it a new set of security challenges are emerging.

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Cisco and the Consumerization of IT

Cisco appears to be one of the players at the forefront of dealing with the implications of consumer devices in the workplace. All along, Cisco has made a point to pronounce this shift as not only unavoidable, but something to embrace. (Perhaps Cisco realizes that like social media in the workplace, you’re better off creating a policy to accommodate consumer devices rather than deny their use completely.) How are they extending the digital olive branch?
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Consumerisation-driven Open Source

Open source software isn't immune to the impact of the Consumerization of IT, argues Tomas Nystrom, Global Open Source Lead at Accenture.

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Beyond the Hype of Consumerization of IT, Part III: We Are Ready To Deploy!

Beyond the Hype of Consumerization of IT, Part III: We Are Ready To Deploy! | Consumerization of IT | Scoop.it

By now you’ve found out that a great part of your employees were already using personal devices to access corporate information. And likely, you were hopping mad. Look at it this way – This is a great opportunity for you to bring those early adopters into the fold and make them your test group. This approach often help’s bridge the gap between IT and the employees. IT underestimates personal device use by 50% or more, according to the IDC-Unisys Consumerization Study conducted with 2,659 iWorkers and 564 businesses in 9 countries.

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Beyond the Hype of Consumerization of IT, Part I: The Data

Beyond the Hype of Consumerization of IT, Part I: The Data

 

Yes, consumer technology is raging a war against the enterprise, creating a demand for CIO’s to grant access to precious network resources from devices the employee owns. However, many are quick to grab the magic quadrant technology (read: devices) to solve the problem without looking holistically at the situation. What really needs to happen to address this consumer trend and what happens when the next new widget hits the marketplace?

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Why the 'Consumerization of IT' Is a User Revolt

Why the 'Consumerization of IT' Is a User Revolt | Consumerization of IT | Scoop.it
The State of the Consumerization of IT Study finds that usage of personally owned devices is growing, but they're stilll pretty much used to augment traditional...
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Managing Enterprise Mobility in a Bring-Your-Own-Device World: Trends, Challenges and the Role of Outsourcing | Article

Managing Enterprise Mobility in a Bring-Your-Own-Device World: Trends, Challenges and the Role of Outsourcing | Article | Consumerization of IT | Scoop.it
It is the era of the 24/7 employee but no one seems to be complaining. Cloud computing, collaboration convergence and the need for access-on-the-go have driven a surge in mobility technologies.
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Consumerization of IT? Well…

Consumerization of IT? Well… | Consumerization of IT | Scoop.it

First I have to say that I’ve never been that fond of the words [consumerization of IT], mostly because I think they create some confusion and because they’re very overused. While I do think there is a clear definition, I think that the words themselves conjure up all sorts of scary (from a CIO standpoint anyway) images of employees running rampant on the company network.

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Dealing With Rogue IT

Dealing With Rogue IT | Consumerization of IT | Scoop.it
Remember when low-cost servers were introduced? Frustrated business units bought their ownand soon realized how costly and difficult it was to manage their impromptu server farms. They promptly plopped them back in ITs lap.
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Managing and Using Your Office Assets in a Tablet World - Device-based Access Management

When it comes to securing Office data, I think about three primary types of controls:

- Securing information found locally on the device’s hard drive

- Securing information accessed remotely from the device

- Securing the passing of data from remote sources to devices

Local device storage protection tends to revolve around methods of encryption and how to lock someone out of local storage until they can provide as many factors of authentication as required to prove they are who they say they are.

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Steve Jobs: Grandfather of consumerization

Steve Jobs is the Grandfather of consumerization. And while Apple's focus has always been on the consumer, I'd argue his legacy will be even greater in the enterprise. Because Jobs was the Grandfather of consumerization.

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Cisco security GM: Consumerization drives everything

Cisco security GM: Consumerization drives everything | Consumerization of IT | Scoop.it
Employees love using their own devices to do corporate work, but the practice, known as consumerization, is rife with security risks.
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5 steps for easing gadgets into the enterprise

The consumerization of IT refers to people wanting to use their Apple iPad tablets, Android smart phones and other wireless handheld devices at work just like they do at home. It is as simple as people wanting to access information, exchange messages and take care of business wherever they can get a wireless signal, which these days means just about anywhere.

 

But the small devices raise big issues for IT departments that must ensure that government business is handled effectively and securely. Some agency IT officials want to keep consumer devices at bay. Others view them and all they represent not as a threat but as a great opportunity to boost workplace productivity and maybe even save some money.

 

Here are five ways the IT department can get into the driver’s seat when it comes to consumer mobile technology in the workplace.

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Steve Jobs's unintentional legacy: The consumerization of IT

Steve Jobs's unintentional legacy: The consumerization of IT | Consumerization of IT | Scoop.it
Consumers carried their lofty, Apple-nurtured expectations into the office, forcing a change in how tech was deployed to workers...
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Garth Fort on Consumerization of IT - Viewpoints [video]

Garth Fort on Consumerization of IT - Viewpoints [video] | Consumerization of IT | Scoop.it
Garth Fort, General Manager of Microsoft's Security and Management Division, discusses what IT leaders are starting to see as a result of consumerization of IT, the security and management implications, and offers advice on ...
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Beyond the Hype of Consumerization of IT, Part II: The Device and Its Role

Now that you’ve looked at the IT architecture [in Part I], you need to examine which devices should be enabled to get the data, and how you’re going to deal with them. There are several approaches to achieve great success in device management at a relatively low cost to the enterprise.

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