Consumerization of IT strategies provide user-focused value to enterprises because they can positively affect productivity, availability, job satisfaction, and workforce retention. Modern employees demand choice in how they execute their jobs, and employers can use the consumerization of IT as an attractive, differentiating factor when recruiting.
Consumerization of IT strategies also relieve IT personnel of many non-strategic activities, such as device purchasing, device handling, asset management, and provisioning. These operations can be performed outside the enterprise, thereby reducing operational expenses.
Although adopting a consumerization of IT strategy provides many benefits, it also introduces risks that must be addressed. Defining a strategy that includes methods for managing digital assets, security, and governance will provide the value of improving the security infrastructure of an enterprise.
Next month we will feature part two- How to Build a Consumerization of IT Strategy.