Enterprise Strategy Group
IT consumerization and the massive influx of mobile devices are affecting many large organizations. CEOs want immediate network access on Monday after buying the latest iPod version over the weekend. Young employees think nothing of using work PCs for updating their Face book status or using Dropbox to move documents to their home computers. Sales managers are demanding that the global sales force be provided with access to cloud-based CRM applications on their smart phones so they can access and update records from the road. How should enterprises handle IT consumerization? While some Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) would prefer to simply prohibit and block these activities, industry research indicates that only about one-third of organizations take this type of extreme position.