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2014 Is the Year That BYOD Bites Back
A demographic shift is occurring in terms of the way BYOD is impacting the workforce and the corporate datacenter
Dec. 13, 2013 09:00 AM
It's that time of the year again. That time when we humans like to celebrate the annual revolution of our arbitrary measure of chronological quantities and units known as time. Or to put it another way, it's that time of the year for 2014 predictions, postulations and hypothesizing on the state of the road ahead.
The very easiest and possibly most certain prediction we can make for technology as we head into 2014 is that we are precisely five years away from the next major paradigm shift in IT, as compared to where we stand today. Paradigm platform shifts come around just about every five years - you can count on it.
Five years ago we didn't have the iPad or major broadband rollout in most Western nations; five years from now in 2019 you'll be able to look back at similar advancements, if you take a holistic view of our position as we stand today.
What of 2014?
There is now a "digital understanding" among staff (including knowledge workers and blue collars) at all levels inside the business and this transition can be witnessed across all industry verticals. From high-flying financial hedge fund managers to plumbers, people know how to use the basic functions of a smartphone and much more.
This advancement will now have a much deeper impact on the way CIOs can exert pressure upon their organizations from a budgetary and strategic planning point of view. Up until now it's all been about getting used to BYOD, locking down security of personal devices, pushing apps to the cloud to control from the back end and capitalizing on the savings and efficiencies that can be reaped from BYOD.
The year that BYOD bites back
This ‘Business to Employee' (B2E) trend also sees a simplification of app creation as yet more control falls into the hands of the users.
Where does this put us by 2019?
In the cloud powered near and immediate future the CIO role also morphs to become the CxO (Chief ExPerience Office), as vulgar as the expression of that designation may sound today.
A demographic shift is occurring in terms of the way BYOD is impacting the workforce and the corporate datacenter - now is the time to realize this and take action.
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