Consumerization of IT in the enterprise starting to pay off

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Companies are beginning to reap ROI and productivity benefits from consumer technologies such as smartphones and tablets. As the trend grows, IT leaders are moving beyond first responder status to craft a long-term strategy for success.

Driven by widespread mobile device usage, the spread of consumerized technologies such as mobile devices appears poised to move from the mainstream to a transformative technology that will trigger widespread changes in how business users work.

According to a December 2013 survey of 1,155 IT decision-makers conducted by IDG Enterprise, workers are widely accessing applications via consumer devices such as smart phones and tablets, and companies have high expectations of this trend. (Editor's note: IDG Enterprise is the publisher of this website.)

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