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?