Consumerization of IT Good for SMBs, Says IDC

by Paul Mah

The trend of employees using their own tablets and smartphones at work -- the consumerization of IT -- is more opportunity than threat, according to IDC

It used to be that companies banned, or at least heavily discouraged, the use of personal technology devices at work. But times have changed with the rapid popularity of smartphones and tablets, and now more companies encourage the use of employee-owned mobile devices; so much so that the trend has its own catchphrase -- the consumerization of IT. Our colleagues at ITBE consider IDC's position.

The increasing use of advanced technology driven by the consumerization of IT is benefiting SMBs, says market intelligence firm IDC. As reported on eChannelLine, this is driven on multiple fronts that include the use of worker-owned smartphones, netbooks or tablet devices being used to access business applications or work documents on the corporate network.

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This article was originally published on Monday Feb 13th 2012
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