Category Archives: Consumerisation of IT

The work-from-home employee’s bill of rights

The work-from-home employee’s bill of rights Remote work became the new normal quickly as COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns came into force in spring 2020, and it’s clear that after the pandemic recedes, remote work will remain the norm for many employees — as much as half the deskbound “white collar” workforce, various research firms estimate. […]

How IT must adapt to the emerging hybrid workplace

How IT must adapt to the emerging hybrid workplace In spring 2020, tens of millions of people worldwide were suddenly thrust into remote work as the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns came into force. IT and users alike adapted quickly, and companies were able to keep doing business relatively easily given the scope of the change. […]

Shadow IT goes home: How to reduce the risk

Shadow IT goes home: How to reduce the risk Look back 20 years, when IT was responsible for sourcing, licensing configuring and managing all workplace technology. PCs were kept secure by locking them down so that only approved apps and features were available and Active Directory’s group policies allowed fine-grained control over PCs. The […]

Remote working, now and forevermore?

Remote working, now and forevermore? The Covid-19 outbreak has led to a worldwide experiment in remote working as employees across the world are forced to self-isolate. But will workers return to the office en masse once the disruption caused by the pandemic ends? Or will working from home become the new normal? Remote working, […]

iOS 13: Apple's big BYOD improvements help enterprise pros

iOS 13: Apple’s big BYOD improvements help enterprise pros Apple may place much of its focus on Apple Arcade and consumer-friendly iPad/iPhone features, but there are numerous enterprise-focused enhancements wrapped up inside iOS 13. The BYOD enterprise The company’s latest operating systems introduce a host of productivity-enhancing upgrades, particularly for the iPad. Yet the […]

Apple's little iOS is rapidly changing the retail industry

Apple's little iOS is rapidly changing the retail industry With nine of the top 10 global retailers using iOS devices in their business, it’s clear Apple’s mobile devices are what we expect to find when we go shopping. ‘We’re making great strides’ Apple Chief Financial Officer Luca Maestri alluded to the the company’s rapid progress […]

IDG Contributor Network: It’s time for IT to get out of the shadows

IDG Contributor Network: It’s time for IT to get out of the shadows Let’s start by agreeing to dispense with the term “Shadow IT.” Anything with the word “shadow” in it is bound to have a negative connotation and so whether we’re talking consumerization of devices or applications, almost every modern organization today is confronted […]

It’s time for IT to get out of the shadows

It’s time for IT to get out of the shadows Let’s start by agreeing to dispense with the term “Shadow IT.” Anything with the word “shadow” in it is bound to have a negative connotation and so whether we’re talking consumerization of devices or applications, almost every modern organization today is confronted with some […]

IDG Contributor Network: Shadow IT: When employees venture to the dark side

IDG Contributor Network: Shadow IT: When employees venture to the dark side The IT landscape today feels like the Wild West as IT managers play “cops and robbers” to chase down and neutralize an ever increasing number of problems. Technologists are mired in an array of high-tech challenges—balancing security with accessibility, integrating legacy and new […]