Why The Consumerization of IT is Changing Everything
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According to Citrix CEO Mark Templeton, the consumerization of IT is the most powerful force ever in IT transformation. Templeton's comments came during his keynote at the Interop trade show in Las Vegas.
"We think it will force more change over the next 10 years than any other technical or business trend," Templeton said. "It's because every single day, we get a new, unique experience as consumers that differs from the experience [we get] when we're at work using enterprise systems, and as the gap grows, the pressure to evolve gets greater."
Templeton noted that the consumerization of IT is bringing with it a bring-your-own-computer, -network and -app mentality. He added that enterprises are not in control of any of this change, but that shouldn't worry them.
"Don't fight it, embrace it," Templeton said. "You can embrace the devices employees buy with their own money and the network they provide from at home or on the road."