IDG Enterprise Consumerization of IT in the Enterprise Study 2014

The IDG Enterprise Consumerization of IT in the Enterprise (CITE) survey was conducted to gain a better understanding of consumer technologies being used in the enterprise today, and how those technologies are enabling innovation.

The 2014 study highlights the impact CITE adoption has on the enterprise; integration of cloud, apps and mobile device management; and the next wave of consumer technologies IT decision-makers need to consider.

Key Findings Include:

  • Over the next 12-18 months, organizations expect to see CITE creating a positive impact in user satisfaction, user productivity, process efficiency and collaboration, and business agility.
  • The proliferation of personal devices being used for work purposes has required the majority of organizations (82%) to make changes, from creating policies on how corporate data can be shared, to investing in mobile device management (MDM) solutions, and purchasing secure file sharing services.
  • LinkedIn, Skype and other consumer or individual services are the cloud tools most used by employees (90%), followed by file sharing or collaboration tools (79%).
  • MDM use is more prevalent at enterprise organizations (1,000+ employees) and it is used on both company issued and employee owned mobile devices.
  • Nearly half of enterprises (46%) are planning to use internet of things (IoT) to make business decisions.
  • Security and reliability of the software or network are the top requirements (90%) when selecting mobile technology solutions.

IDG Enterprise’s 2014 Consumerization of IT in the Enterprise survey was conducted online among the audience of seven IDG Enterprise brands – Computerworld, InfoWorld, Network World, CIO, CSO, ITworld, and CITEworld. Results are based on 1,155 respondents who are all involved in the purchase of IT products and services at their organization.

Learn more about the impact consumer devices have on the enterprise on CITEworld.com and at the CITE Conference + Expo (hyperlink) taking place April 27 -29, 2014 in San Francisco, CA.

For more information on this study, view the excerpt below. To receive a PDF of the research contact Sue Yanovitch.