The Consumerization of Corporate IT
Allowing employees access to online IT services, such as e-mail,
desktop applications, and file storage, could save corporations money
and improve productivity.
In the early 1980s, when the personal computer first
landed on store shelves, a quiet rebellion took place in corporate
America. At companies large and small, employees began to purchase PCs
outside their IT department’s purview. To the workers, the PC offered a
means of doing their jobs better and becoming more productive. To
business executives, the PC represented a blow against centralized
control of information and software applications, manifested by massive
mainframes and desktop dumb terminals.read more..
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