There's a sentiment that often comes up when discussing BYOD, the changing workplace, and the consumerization trend as a whole. It's the idea that consumer-oriented cloud services and mobile apps are delivering a much better user experience than an IT staff, business software, and enterprise developers can provide. That's led companies like Enterproid and Apperian to focus on the end-user experience as well as the IT and management experience of their mobile management products. Both companies see the end user experience as a powerful competitive advantage.
I used a Samsung Chromebook for two weeks -- here's what I learned
I have to admit despite the limitations, I enjoyed using this machine and in many ways, I wish it were a bit better quality than it is, but given that it's just $249, it's really an amazing deal and would make an ideal machine for a student or as a second device for leaving around the house or for traveling when you wanted a device with a built-in keyboard, rather than using a tablet.
In the end, though, it seems that if the tablet killed the netbook and has had a significant impact on laptop sales, ultimately consumers might prefer to use a tablet for the same type of functions -- and get better hardware for a similar price point.
Bring your own device is so 2012. The next big push in the consumerization of IT is bring your own cloud. And just as when consumer devices poured into the enterprise, many IT organizations have already responded with a list of do's and don'ts.
Skyhigh monitors what cloud services employees are using and said that most businesses are surprised at what it finds.
A study by Cisco Systems' Internet Business Solutions Group concludes that the value companies currently derive from BYOD is "dwarfed by the gains that would be possible if they were to implement BYOD more strategically."