Considerations for a Successful Consumerization of IT Architecture

Enterprise drivers for consumerization of IT strategies include increasing productivity, refocusing IT on strategic initiatives (rather than device management), and attracting and retaining valuable employees. To pursue these goals through a consumerization of IT strategy, an enterprise must consider business value, work styles, organizational policies, legal and financial issues, infrastructure, and support.
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.