Monday, July 18, 2011

IDC: IT hasn't grasped consumerization trend

"More people are bringing their own tablets and smartphones to work but IT departments have been slow to support them and may not even be aware of the trend, according to a report funded by Unisys and conducted by IDC.

"IDC surveyed more than 2,600 information workers and 550 IT administrators in nine countries and found that IT administrators aren't aware of how many people use their own devices at work and how extensively they use those devices to access corporate applications.

"Eighty-seven percent of IT managers said workers get their smartphones and other mobile devices from the company, and that the company covers their costs. Yet more than half of employees with iPhones, Android phones and iPads said they bought the devices themselves, according to the survey."

Many IT organizations do not appear to be aware of the extent to which their employees are using their own ICT devices for work and do not support them, but it is happening anyway.

Network World

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