Consumerization of IT - Infoworld http://www.infoworld.com/t/21727 en 'Dad, we want toys, let's go to the Apple Store' http://www.infoworld.com/t/consumer-electronics/dad-we-want-toys-lets-go-the-apple-store-238098?source=rss_consumerization_of_it <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/apple_store.jpg" alt="'Dad, we want toys, let's go to the Apple Store'" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: Philipp Klinger</p></em></div> Consumerization of IT Mobile Technology The Industry Standard Apple Consumer Electronics iPad iPhone MacBooks Consumerization of IT Fri, 14 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 238098 at http://www.infoworld.com Sony lures developers with SmartEyeglass prototype, a Google Glass rival http://www.infoworld.com/d/consumerization-of-it/sony-lures-developers-smarteyeglass-prototype-google-glass-rival-238025?source=rss_consumerization_of_it <p>With <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/slideshow/114906/beyond-google-glass-the-wearable-tech-will-revolutionize-business-224958">Google Glass starting to pick up steam</a>, Sony doesn't want to get left too far behind.</p> <p>The Japanese company showed off its SmartEyeglass prototype at the Wearables DevCon conference just outside San Francisco this week, where it was trying to drum up interest among developers, who will need to build applications for the device.</p> Computer Hardware Consumerization of IT Google Glass Consumer Electronics Consumerization of IT Mon, 10 Mar 2014 11:43:32 +0000 admin 238025 at http://www.infoworld.com Surprise! Gen X and millennials share similar views on security http://www.infoworld.com/t/security/surprise-gen-x-and-millennials-share-similar-views-security-236873?source=rss_consumerization_of_it <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/smartphone_security.jpg" alt="Surprise! Gen X and millennials share similar views on security" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: Alexander Shirokov</p> </em></div><p>What do 40 percent of folks aged between 18 and 48 never do unless they don't have a choice? Change their passwords.</p> Consumerization of IT Mobile Technology Security Mobile Security Smartphones Internet Privacy Social Networking Password Security Consumerization of IT Security Mon, 24 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 236873 at http://www.infoworld.com Swiss Army smartphone: 9 tools your phone can replace http://www.infoworld.com/slideshow/140394/swiss-army-smartphone-9-tools-your-phone-can-replace-236396?source=rss_consumerization_of_it <!--paging_filter-->With the right apps, cases, and add-ons, your smartphone can tackle a wide and wacky range of tasks<div class="field field-type-text field-field-slideshow-dek"> <div class="field-label">Dek:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> With the right apps, cases, and add-ons, your smartphone can tackle a wide and wacky range of tasks </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-slideshow-external-source"> <div class="field-label">External Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ITworld.com </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-slideshow-url-redirect"> <div class="field-label">Redirect Unpublished Slideshow to:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> http://www.infoworld.com/slideshow/140394 </div> </div> </div> Consumerization of IT Mobile Technology Sat, 15 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 admin 236396 at http://www.infoworld.com Wearable tech at CES 2014: Prepare your body parts for an onslaught of options http://www.infoworld.com/d/consumerization-of-it/wearable-tech-ces-2014-prepare-your-body-parts-onslaught-of-options-233369?source=rss_consumerization_of_it <p>Wearable technology. It's an exploding product category in desperate need of a category-defining product. And now, with the <a href="http://www.cesweb.org/" target="_blank">Consumer Electronics Show</a> upon us, we get to see whether some company, any company, can release an uncompromised, mainstream consumer hit in 2014.</p> Consumerization of IT Mobile Technology Google Glass Consumer Electronics Consumerization of IT Fri, 03 Jan 2014 12:34:39 +0000 admin 233369 at http://www.infoworld.com Android invades the enterprise http://www.infoworld.com/d/consumerization-of-it/android-invades-the-enterprise-233297?source=rss_consumerization_of_it <p>As the little green robot known as Android wends its way into the enterprise, it's teaching useful lessons that are reshaping corporate attitudes toward the BYOD movement.</p> <p>Analysts and CIOs say the multifaceted nature of the mobile operating system is forcing companies to make key decisions about what they will, and won't, control in bring-your-own-device programs -- and those decisions are in turn cascading across all operating systems and devices.</p> Consumerization of IT Mobile Technology Android Smartphones Tablets Consumerization of IT IDG Insider Thu, 02 Jan 2014 14:50:34 +0000 admin 233297 at http://www.infoworld.com IT buyers starting to look a lot like consumer shoppers http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/it-buyers-starting-look-lot-consumer-shoppers-231737?source=rss_consumerization_of_it <p>During the dot-com boom many years ago, the then-called New Economy magazines boasted thick, 100-page folios chock-full of ads. At the Industry Standard, for example, there was a waiting list to buy advertising space.</p> <p>Magazine salespeople weren't really selling at all; they were merely well-paid order-takers. Customers already had done their research and knew what they wanted.</p> Computer Hardware Consumerization of IT The Industry Standard Consumer Electronics IT Strategy Consumerization of IT Wed, 27 Nov 2013 12:42:55 +0000 uphan 231737 at http://www.infoworld.com Welcome to the Internet of things. Please check your privacy at the door http://www.infoworld.com/t/cringely/welcome-the-internet-of-things-please-check-your-privacy-the-door-231088?source=rss_consumerization_of_it <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/app_world.jpg" alt="Welcome to the Internet of things. Please check your privacy at the door" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: bluebearry</p></em></div> Consumerization of IT Security Internet of things Cringely Internet Privacy Consumerization of IT Mon, 18 Nov 2013 19:42:38 +0000 Robert X. Cringely 231088 at http://www.infoworld.com Why Amazon Web Services rules the cloud http://www.infoworld.com/t/cloud-computing/why-amazon-web-services-rules-the-cloud-231027?source=rss_consumerization_of_it <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/IFW_Cloud_Amazon_hp.jpg" alt="Why Amazon Web Services rules the cloud" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>With the Internet, simple ideas steadfastly executed work best, such as Google's link-powered search engine, Facebook's hive of connected friends, and Twitter's tiny message broadcasting system.</p> Cloud Computing Consumerization of IT IaaS Cloud Computing Consumerization of IT Mon, 18 Nov 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Eric Knorr 231027 at http://www.infoworld.com The 'good enough' mobile app is on the rise -- but develop with caution http://www.infoworld.com/d/consumerization-of-it/the-good-enough-mobile-app-the-rise-develop-caution-228723?source=rss_consumerization_of_it <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/man_with_smartphone.jpg" alt="The 'good enough' mobile app is on the rise -- but develop with caution" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: iStockphoto</p></em></div> Applications Application Development Consumerization of IT user interfaces (UI) Consumerization of IT Fri, 18 Oct 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Galen Gruman 228723 at http://www.infoworld.com Firefox OS gets performance boost, wider distribution http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/firefox-os-gets-performance-boost-wider-distribution-228457?source=rss_consumerization_of_it <p>Mozilla Foundation is improving the performance of its Firefox OS software for smartphones, and devices running it will soon go on sale in more European and Latin American countries.</p><p>Firefox OS is built around applications written in HTML5. Mozilla Foundation is pitching it as a better option for low-end smartphones, and devices running it will compete head-to-head with cheap Android smartphones and other platforms such as Nokia's Asha.</p> Mobile Technology Firefox Mobile Apps Smartphones Consumerization of IT Wed, 09 Oct 2013 12:28:33 +0000 ccraig 228457 at http://www.infoworld.com 6 lessons to learn from a happy IT organization http://www.infoworld.com/t/technology-business/6-lessons-learn-happy-it-organization-226984?source=rss_consumerization_of_it <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/list_1-2-3.jpg" alt="6 lessons to learn from a happy IT organization" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>People who work in IT grow accustomed to living under siege -- everyone wants everything at once, resources always fall short, priorities conflict, that kind of thing.</p> The Industry Standard Agile Development IT Management Application Development Mobile Development Cloud Computing Consumerization of IT Technology Business Wed, 18 Sep 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Eric Knorr 226984 at http://www.infoworld.com iOS 7 delivers some needed enterprise-friendly tweaks http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/ios-7-delivers-some-needed-enterprise-friendly-tweaks-226856?source=rss_consumerization_of_it <p>The big news from Apple last week was, of course, the <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9242302/Apple_dips_toes_into_lower_priced_waters_with_colorful_99_iPhone_5C" target="_blank">arrival of the new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c</a>. But Apple executives also recapped iOS 7, the next version of Apple's mobile OS for iPhones, iPads, and the iPod touch.</p><p>iOS 7 rolls out on Wednesday, two days before the new phones will be available. And while it has a slew of new features users will like, the updated OS also offers important advances for enterprise users.</p> Mobile Technology Apple iOS iPad iPhone Consumerization of IT Mon, 16 Sep 2013 10:53:25 +0000 ccraig 226856 at http://www.infoworld.com Qualcomm to ship Toq smartwatch with Mirasol display in Q4 http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/qualcomm-ship-toq-smartwatch-mirasol-display-in-q4-226190?source=rss_consumerization_of_it <p>Qualcomm on Wednesday announced its own smartwatch that will have a low-power Mirasol display and be compatible with Android mobile devices.</p><p>The smartwatch, called Toq (pronounced "talk"), will ship in the fourth quarter this year. Qualcomm's announcement comes on the same day Samsung announced its Galaxy Gear smartwatch, which has a 1.6-inch screen and offers 25 hours of battery life.</p> Mobile Technology Consumer Electronics Consumerization of IT Mobile Technology Thu, 05 Sep 2013 12:38:35 +0000 ccraig 226190 at http://www.infoworld.com Go go gadget: Hands-on with Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/go-go-gadget-hands-samsungs-galaxy-gear-smartwatch-226185?source=rss_consumerization_of_it <p>Samsung's smartwatch sounds amazing and looks amazing -- on paper. In the flesh, the Galaxy Gear is a seriously limited gadget that's tethered to a phone and/or tablet that no one owns yet. So much for innovation.</p> Computer Hardware Mobile Technology Samsung Consumer Electronics Consumerization of IT Mobile Technology Thu, 05 Sep 2013 11:03:09 +0000 ccraig 226185 at http://www.infoworld.com Dell drops $299 Windows RT tablet, cheapest offer now $479 http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/dell-drops-299-windows-rt-tablet-cheapest-offer-now-479-225114?source=rss_consumerization_of_it <p>Shoppers who tried to buy a Windows RT tablet at Dell's website Friday morning would have seen one listed for $299. By the end of the day the cheapest tablet came bundled with a keyboard for $479.</p><p>Dell made several changes to the <a href="http://www.dell.com/us/business/p/xps-10-tablet/pd" target="_blank">RT offers on its website</a>. By Friday evening it had eliminated all the options for a standalone tablet and now only sells the product, called the XPS 10, bundled with a keyboard.</p> Microsoft Windows Mobile Technology Dell Windows RT Microsoft Windows Tablets Consumerization of IT Mon, 19 Aug 2013 11:46:50 +0000 ccraig 225114 at http://www.infoworld.com The futility of the single-device solution http://www.infoworld.com/t/consumerization-of-it/the-futility-of-the-single-device-solution-224850?source=rss_consumerization_of_it <p>I've had the same conversation a number of times over the last few weeks: Business groups or IT groups have set a goal to move all their users to one device in the next 18 months. At one level, you can't blame them: As <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/computer-hardware/pc-shipments-mark-longest-decline-ever-lenovo-surpasses-hp-222479">tablets have started to overtake PC and laptop sales</a>, most manufacturers are trying to push the fact that their device is the only one that your users will need.</p> Computer Hardware Consumerization of IT Mobile Technology IT Management Laptop PCs Tablets Consumerization of IT Wed, 14 Aug 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Brian Katz 224850 at http://www.infoworld.com Battle of the media ecosystems: Amazon, Apple, Google, and Microsoft http://www.infoworld.com/d/consumerization-of-it/battle-of-the-media-ecosystems-amazon-apple-google-and-microsoft-223998?source=rss_consumerization_of_it <p>Once upon a time, tech behemoths such as Microsoft and Apple battled to persuade businesses and consumers to purchase their computers, mobile devices or software packages.</p> <p>Those days seem so quaint now.</p> Consumerization of IT Amazon.com Apple Google Microsoft Consumer Electronics E-commerce Consumerization of IT Fri, 02 Aug 2013 14:56:24 +0000 admin 223998 at http://www.infoworld.com Forrester: File sync and share heats up in the enterprise http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/forrester-file-sync-and-share-heats-in-the-enterprise-222622?source=rss_consumerization_of_it <p>In another example of the consumerization of IT, people have embraced cloud storage and file sharing services like Dropbox both at home and at work, and CIOs better take notice about this trend, according to a Forrester Research report.</p> <p>"There is huge business value in these types of services," said Rob Koplowitz, co-author of the study "File Sync and Share Platforms, Q3 2013. "They solve a bunch of business problems."</p> Applications Cloud Computing Consumerization of IT Cloud Storage Consumerization of IT Fri, 12 Jul 2013 21:36:25 +0000 admin 222622 at http://www.infoworld.com The big shift in business technology http://www.infoworld.com/t/it-management/the-big-shift-in-business-technology-222038?source=rss_consumerization_of_it <p>As the futurist Paul Saffo once said, never mistake a clear vision for a short distance. I spend a lot of time writing about tech trends -- and I firmly believe we're in a time of unprecedented change, both in the pace of technology development and in the way IT is purchased and deployed. But how much of that is actually playing out in your organization today?</p> Application Development Cloud Computing Consumerization of IT Enterprise Architecture IT Management Application Development Cloud Computing Consumerization of IT Data Center Mon, 08 Jul 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Eric Knorr 222038 at http://www.infoworld.com