The consumerization of IT means empowerment for users, a (potential) headache for tech professionals, and an opportunity for third parties that offer products and services that increase the productivity of non-technical workers.
The revolution is here! Power to the people! :-)
IT/Software will never be the same again. 5 years ago we made software for the desktop. Now we think mobile and cloud first. So much so that I can almost not imagine starting a new piece of software for Microsoft Windows only.
Here is a simple summary of how to seize the opportunity -
1. Data Anytime, Anywhere.
2. Pick A Tool, Any Tool.
3. Bring Your Own Device (BYOD).
4. Let Me In.
5. Be Social.
6. The Business Proposition.
7. I Can Do It Myself, Thank You.