What trends and challenges do SMBs face as consumeraization of IT becomes more common?
" Organizations need to be aware of the immediate impact that consumerization of IT will have on their business. You have to remember that Smartphones , apps and the limitlessness of the Internet will change your bandwidth requirements, storage requirements and security concerns. ....the biggest challenge for SMB IT managers is how to provide in-depth end-user support on each model. Even if you may settle on one operating system as a policy, it might still be difficult to support different physical device types."
In terms of Security, what are your customers most concerned about as consumerization takes hold?
"Most smart devices are generally secure. The part that should be of concern is how secure you need to make the edge of each network ( or cloud for that matter) so that they are not vulnerable to attacks. For example, when you purchase movie ticktes form your smarthphone, your creidt card information is still stored on the other side of your connection. It's important to make sure that data is safe abd protected from theft."
To read the rest of the questions and answers, take a look at IT in Canada's October issue and go the article Consumer IT takes the reins.
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