Less than a quarter of CIOs feel data on mobile devices is secure

Just when you have finally come round to the potential benefits of consumerisation, you go and do something stupid and leave the door unlocked. Many CIOs have been slow to recognise the potential productivity benefits of mobile devices. And even when there has been recognition, many IT leaders have not prioritised security.

IT leaders certainly . . . → Read More: Less than a quarter of CIOs feel data on mobile devices is secure

The consumerisation of IT relies on empowerment and flexibility

How does the organisation cope with the influx of consumer IT? Turning a blind eye – which sometimes feels like the approach closely to associated to many organisations – is simply not an answer.

Neither, on the other hand, is locking down all access. Your workers now have access to better technology at home than . . . → Read More: The consumerisation of IT relies on empowerment and flexibility

Three reasons why IT consumerisation fails: support, selectivity & security

Any regular user of public transport will know their return to the daily commute in the New Year has been accompanied by a plethora of shiny Christmas presents.

In their posh leather covers, and tightly held and coveted by proud new owners, these devices often have the capacity to hook into the corporate network. The . . . → Read More: Three reasons why IT consumerisation fails: support, selectivity & security

Technology experts must talk about engagement rather than difference

No more. Please, no more turgid and clichéd examples of how children use the internet in a different way to adults. Attend an event and you’ll more often than not here an expert speaker eulogise about the innate multitasking abilities of their kids.

It’s meant to fun and perceptive. It isn’t – it’s actually boring . . . → Read More: Technology experts must talk about engagement rather than difference

Fail to adopt 2020 vision and the cloud will kill the CIO

The cloud could be great – it could be the business’ way to buy IT on-demand in a cheap and more effective manner.

Then again, it could fall well short of expectations. We’re at such an early stage of utility computing that any attempt to create a sensible analysis of the cloud is inherently problematic. . . . → Read More: Fail to adopt 2020 vision and the cloud will kill the CIO

10 must-reads for a CIO who is creating a social media strategy

Consumerisation is changing your business. Smart CIOs will already be thinking of ways to deal with the influx of consumer-purchased IT, finding ways to connect such devices securely and to let workers collaborate effectively.

Much of this connectivity will be facilitated through a mix of mobile technology and social media networking. Social media retains a . . . → Read More: 10 must-reads for a CIO who is creating a social media strategy

Are you ready for the consumer revolution?

So, there’s this CIO. Everything’s working well; corporate systems have been selected, devices have been agreed, data is secure. Nice.

Except there’s a rather large elephant in the room that no one, not even the CIO, has considered thoughtfully enough: consumerisation.

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Is the CIO looking to create innovation from existing IT assets?

How do you feel about the position of IT in the business? Are you excited or scared by the combined forces of consumerisation, collaboration and change?

Gartner vice president Mark McDonald is concerned that many IT leaders are not sure why technology needs to assert its position in the business. He believes a new vision . . . → Read More: Is the CIO looking to create innovation from existing IT assets?