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Trends and issues related to adoption of consumer devices and services in the Enterprise
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Jack Gold: Apple iPad Will Lose Consumer Tablet Dominance

"Apple's iPad will lose its current domination of the tablet space by 2014-15, according to a new analyst report. Meanwhile, Microsoft will gain.

 

"Apple will lose its overwhelming dominance of the consumer tablet space within
the next three years, according to a prediction from analyst Jack Gold."

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Garth Fort on Consumerization of IT - Viewpoints [video]

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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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Microsoft management tool targets consumerization, embedded devices - News - Windows for Devices

Microsoft management tool targets consumerization, embedded devices - News - Windows for Devices | Consumerization of IT | Scoop.it

Microsoft management tool targets consumerization embedded devices News Windows for Devices: Microsoft announced a Release Candidate version of a tool designed to simplify management of smartphones and embedded devices alike.

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The Consumerisation of IT in the Enterprise: A View From the Field - Microsoft Around the Globe - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

The consumerisation of IT is a trend that has gathered momentum in recent years and refers to the ways in which the consumer sector and business sector are converging. It is used as an umbrella term covering many things, including allowing employees to buy or bring to the workplace devices of their choice. This will sometimes replace being given designated computers or other devices, but it can also supplement the traditional model. The IT consumerisation tag can also be used to refer to the way in which some companies (or individuals) use consumer software and services such as Facebook and Twitter to accomplish business tasks.

 

This paper focuses largely on the first aspect as allowing staff to select their own devices is a highly visible change that can lead to clashing opinions, ranging from those who consider their consumer devices vastly preferable to those who regard consumerisation as a dangerous trend that can lead to disorder and compromise security.

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