Consumer Driven IT in Review – 13th edition

While I agree with many of the points that Galen Gruman makes below about “millennial myths” (particularly ones that give us Baby Boomers credit where credit is due!), it remains a fact that there are statistically significant differences in attitudes and habits of the millennials versus older workers when it comes to social collaboration, use of public cloud services, and activities done from smartphones.

While I agree with many of the points that Galen Gruman makes below about “millennial myths” (particularly ones that give us Baby Boomers credit where credit is due!), it remains a fact that there are statistically significant differences in attitudes and habits of the millennials versus older workers when it comes to social collaboration, use of public cloud services, and activities done from smartphones.  For proof, take a quick look at our three-page summary of research results on How the Milennials are Accelerating Consumer Driven IT.


Here’s what else was in the IT consumerization news in the last two weeks:


April 3Offices in the Cloud by Dr. Stephen Turner via CloudComputing
80% of workers may be working remotely by 2020, and flexible cloud services provide the vehicle.


Delivering the social business imperative by Rob Koplowitz of Forrester via ZDNet
49% of IT surveyed will have social networking initiatives in place in 2012.


April 2: Gartner to IT: get a grip on cloud services by Barb Darrow via CNN Money
Why IT should think of itself as a Cloud Services Broker (CSB).


CIO role will disappear in 5 years, say some CFOs by Sam Narisi via IT Manager Daily
Recent UK survey from Getronix shows CFOs think CIO will merge with CFO (43%) or disappear completely (17%).


March 31UC Berkeley Lab receives $10m to research “big data” by Salvador Rodriguez via LA Times
Funding from the national Science Foundation is part of a larger $200M initiative by the Obama Administration focused on big data.


March 30Millennials aren’t the villains or drivers of consumerization by Galen Gruman via InfoWorld
Lots of myths around the impact of the millennials, but where there’s smoke there’s fire and you still need to include in your strategy.


March 29The consumerization of IT from a wider angle by Scott Fulton via ReadWrite Enterprise
There are two powerful forces at work – consumerization and industrialization – continuing a time-honored conflict.


An app revolution manifesto by Tiernan Ray via Barron’s
Phil Winslow from Credit Suisse weighs in on a paradigm shift in enterprise software architectures, very similar to IDC’s notion of the “3rd platform”.


March 28: Bring your own tech: IT’s missed opportunity by Bob Lewis via InfoWorld
BYPC used to mean Bring Your Own Computer, now it means Bring Your own Cloud.


IT must provide collaboration tools people will use by Thor Olavsrud via ITWorld Canada
The need to collaborate with partners outside the firewall is not being satisfied by approaches that limit options to just email.


March 27:  BYOD failure: 5 reasons employees don’t want to use their own devices by Ryan Faas via Cult of Mac
There are definite downsides to surrendering your personal device to corporate IT policies.


NEW from CA Technologies This Week:



• Great new post by Andi Mann on Eleven tips for a successful cloud computing adoption in Cloud Computing Journal.
• Excellent post by Robert Stroud IT moving from “No’ to “Know”

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