How to Build a Consumerization of IT Strategy

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As technology becomes more central in people’s personal lives, consumer technologies have been steadily entering into the workplace and increasingly blurring the lines between home and work. This trend, known as the consumerization of IT, has the potential to play a significant role in improving business productivity and agility for enterprises.
The consumerization of IT helps organizations realize increased productivity and enhance workforce capabilities, while maximizing IT investments.
This white paper presents:
  • An introduction to the consumerization of IT. This description discusses general industry drivers and the Microsoft perspective about mobile workforces and the consumerization of IT.
  • The value proposition of adopting a consumerization of IT strategy. Benefits include increased employee productivity and satisfaction.
  • Enterprise device options. This section highlights the trade-offs between agility and control (business-centric versus IT-focused decisions).
This white paper is one part of the “Microsoft Recommendations for a Consumerization of IT Strategy” series. This series introduces the phenomenon known as the consumerization of IT, including strategies for supporting the proliferation of devices in the workplace and supporting work tasks on personal devices at diverse locations.