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Consumerization 2.0: IT's Only Road To Relevance

Consumerization 1.0 was "we don't need IT." Today, we need IT to bridge the gap between consumer and business tech.
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ramakol
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ramakol,
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11/19/2013 | 11:30:50 PM
Enterprise grade content management - Need of the hour!
Thanks for the great insight to the next phase of consumerization Chris. Completely agree that IT should be in the front driver seat to provide guidance and the right tools/gear to increase business productivity, which increases their relevance at the same time. When IT bans consumer grade services such as dropbox, they should offer an enterprise grade solution that is easier to use and at the sometime offers the required security controls. As Chris further pointed out, data content management and content collaboration are the next areas where IT can influence. Accellion offers enterprise grade content management and collaboration solutions. Check out  http://www.accellion.com/solutions/mobile-enablement/mobile-productivity for more info.
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11/19/2013 | 1:19:13 PM
One More "Defining Characteristic of Consumerization 2.0"
Hey Chris, great insight. I'd add a fifth defining characteristic of consumerization 2.0 and that's the greater role that DevOps will play in IT moving forward. I can see that as creating even more relevance for IT. You mention "speedy delivery" and "integration with enterprise apps and data," and with that combination and the tighter integration the LOBs will have with IT to develop the mobile apps that support their business processes, a more sophisticated DevOps approach will not only improve the quality of IT delivery for the business, but also boost the relevance of IT in a Consumerization 2.0 world.
RobPreston
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11/18/2013 | 4:12:17 PM
Celestica's Approach
I love Celestica's approach:give tech-savvy employees a simple app dev framework and let them experiment on their own. But don't give them the keys to the kingdom--thus this planned governance committee to keep track of those apps. It'll be interesting to see how that goverance committee manages things. It sounds like a good idea, but will it quash the grassroots energy at the company around app development?
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