Consumerization of IT

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Healthcare consumerism is here – or is it really?

There is no doubt that we have entered the era of healthcare consumerism. What does consumerism look like and what could hold it back from reaching maturity anytime soon?

Toronto schools back BYOD (to class) with $14M Wi-Fi network

The largest school district in Canada is rolling out a $14 million Wi-Fi network that embraces a bring-your-own-device approach for students.

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Box CEO: ‘I’m the biggest anti-shadow IT person’

Aaron Levie explains why he is not a big fan of the shadow IT movement his collaboration tech startup helped kick start years ago.

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Who does IT really serve?

CIOs are grappling with the shift in IT that takes control away from them to the business consumers (end users) to set the agenda. What are the implications of this shift and how can CIOs and enterprise IT adapt?

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BYOD is as entrenched (and complicated) as ever

The bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend has been around for years now, and even though it's become a fixture at many companies, some IT shops are still grappling with how to make it work.


Enterprise IT appears to be going insane

Business users are frustrated with the enterprise IT function because of its inability to meet their business needs in a timely fashion. This frustration is not new and has been around since organizations first centralized IT into a...

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Is your IT a honeydew melon or a watermelon?

Does your dashboard show users’ true opinions?

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How to choose the right mobile hotspot

Mobile hotspots can save you when you're in a pinch and need Wi-Fi, but there isn't a one-size-fits-all solution to data. Here are four tips to determine what the right mobile hotspot is for your needs.

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10 things enterprise software developers can learn from game designers

Most of us use enterprise software day-to-day at work, and use an iPad or Android tablet for work or pleasure. Here are 10 things that enterprise software companies should take to heart when developing business applications.

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IBM tackles 'shadow IT' with a new cloud security tool for enterprises

If there's one thing that can strike terror into a CIO's heart, it's the security implications of the cloud; if there's another, it's the "bring your own" technology trend. Combine the two, and you've got the motivation behind IBM's...

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How the 'Digital Halo' can help business leaders see significant competitive gains

CIOs working with C-suite colleagues need to develop a 'Digital Halo' strategy, to create new customer value experiences, increase margins, and enhance shareholder wealth.

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5 iPad alternatives for the enterprise

The iPad may be the king of tablets, but there’s a growing market for Android and Windows devices. Here are five iPad alternatives that can get you from the couch to the office, without missing a beat.

Bruised by past mistakes, tech firms brace for leap

The clock is running for CIOs to embrace digital business

Digital transformation is a huge opportunity for CIOs but it starts with IT transformation.


BYOD – the tech revolution that wasn’t

Once upon a time, BYOD and the consumerization of IT was held up as a paragon of productivity and cost savings for enterprises that embraced the concept. Now? Not so much… What happened?

Toshiba rolls out activity trackers for seniors

The Silmee W20 and W21 wristbands have functions such as conversation monitoring to assist caregivers

China's Tianjin is latest disaster zone to attract drones

Drone users face hazards in disaster zones but the machines can help with humanitarian relief

Apple, Intel cite gains in hiring women and minorities

Since January, Apple said nearly half of its U.S. hires were women, black, Hispanic or Native American

Go on, bend, punch and step on this transistor

Built with carbon nanotubes, these electronics can be run over, hammered and laundered without harm

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