The Benefits of IT Consumerization and BYOD for Businesses and Employees

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The Benefits of IT Consumerization and BYOD for Businesses and Employees
Anneke Zwart, Student (University), Netherlands, Premium Member
The usage of information and communication technologies in organizations is no longer guided by the organization itself, but rather by the younger workers who are more knowledgeable about new sophisticated technologies as they have never worked without them. Those workers often regard their own technological devices as better as those used at their organizations, as a result that they expect to be allowed to use their personal devices at work: there is a trend of blending personal and professional IT also referred to as BYOD (Bring Your Own Device). The reactions of organizations towards IT Consumerization and BYOD are often more negative than positive. Organizations often focus on security and reliability issues, and also on the increased distractions at work and the consequences of that for productivity. As a result, the benefits of blending personal and professional uses of technologies are often not explicitly analyzed and addressed by organizational managers. Leclercq-Vandel (...) Read more? Sign up for free
 

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