Microsoft Consumerisation of IT

Consumerisation
of IT

Microsoft Viewpoint

Consumers today have more choice, more options, and more flexibility in the technology that they use every day—from powerful mobile devices and computers to the social networks that they use to connect with each other. As that technology spills over into their professional lives, the line between the personal and the professional is blurring. People want to use the same technology at work as they use at home. And although consumer technology offers some great potential benefits for the business, it also represents added risk in terms of security, privacy, and compliance. For IT, it’s about striking a balance between user expectations and enterprise requirements.

A Better Experience for Users and IT

At Microsoft, our goal is to help you achieve the right balance. We’re delivering a range of Windows-based devices—from smartphones to tablets to PCs—that people love to use and that are ready for the enterprise. Having more devices means increased complexity, so our focus is on minimising that complexity. For IT, an end-to-end security and management platform can simplify how you respond to the consumerisation of IT, regardless of the devices that your users bring into work. For users—whether they are working on a PC, from a tablet or phone, or through a browser—having familiar tools can help them stay productive. And for your developers, it’s all about putting user-centric experiences at the heart of application development and enabling faster development across devices.

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Customer Evidence

Medcoenergi

MedcoEnergi

"With Exchange Online, we can avoid the cost of additional Exchange Server deployments at new office locations."

Cecep Saefudin
Manager–Infrastructure Services, MedcoEnergi International

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Chelgrave Contracting

Chelgrave Contracting

“One of the biggest benefits of Windows Intune is the peace of mind it gives me that our computers will be updated with the latest security protections. It helps us ensure business continuity.”

Greg Scott
General Manager, Chelgrave Contracting

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Fortescue Metals Group

Fortescue Metals Group

“With Office 365, we have enabled our existing IT staff to step out of their traditional IT silos and provide more strategic services to the business.”

Vito Forte
Chief Information Officer, Fortescue Metals Group

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