Consumerization of IT: a Double-Edged Sword
The explosion of smartphones and tablets is only serving to intensify the trend of increased use of employee-owned devices in the workplace. A recent survey conducted by Enterasys Networks among attendees of Interop Las Vegas recently showed that IT professionals are conflicted about the consumerization of IT, particularly when it comes to security. "IT is struggling to strike a balance between enabling productivity by allowing an ever-growing list of new devices, and maintaining appropriate levels of compliance and security," said Ram Appalaraju, vice president of marketing at Enterasys Networks. That's never been more evident than it is today. Here's a look at what IT is saying about the challenges of the Consumerization of IT.