The Anti-Consumerization of IT

B. Washburn
B. Washburn

Summary Bullets:

  • Business IT support of consumer-side computing and communications long predates talk ofconsumerization.’
  • Consumerizationdrives complexity;IT departments will spend more to manage it all.

When people talk about theconsumerization of IT,’ the concept that technology starts in the consumer market and then spreads into the business, often what they really mean is:Why doesn’t my company support my iDevice?”  Consumerization is an effective shorthand term, but it does not reflect reality; the trend was around long before the term was coined, and technology-wise, there is not much new. Continue reading “The Anti-Consumerization of IT”