Interesting, a consumerisation push ahead ? I can relate to the article that the gap between (old) technology used in companies today vs what is really the latest and greatest is becoming bigger and bigger …
… Enterprises hoping to maintain tight control over future adoption of mobile technologies should open their minds and embrace the notion that consumer devices will continue to filter their way into the workplace, whether they like it or not, according to some wireless market experts.
Presenters at the Mobile Internet World conference in Boston said Thursday said that the “ship has sailed” when it comes to the continued encroachment of mobile systems designed for consumers in the workplace.
As workers get their hands on new mobile tools that offer them greater ability to integrate their jobs and personal lives, said the industry watchers, they will inevitably employ the systems they find most useful in both settings — regardless of any corporate efforts to slow or block adoption — said Zeus Kerravala, a Yankee Group analyst who oversees the firm’s infrastructure research and consulting business.
Just as enterprise efforts to stop users from bringing consumer messaging and voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) applications into the office have failed, and many firms have capitulated and allowed people to utilize the tools under certain guidelines, companies will have to allow mass-market mobile technologies to come in the door and try to dictate their use with strong policies, Kerravala said. …
Consumers to drive enterprise mobility
Fri, 16 Nov 2007