Employees want to use their personal mobile devices in the workplace. And many potential new hires make this is a condition of employment¹. The good news? Companies that develop a strategy for supporting consumer smartphones and tablets stand to gain significant benefits.
Mobile consumer devices make it easier for employees to choose when and where to get their work done — and those conveniences can lead to higher productivity. In addition, research shows that workers use their smartphones to build customer relationships and stay connected to social media. With the right training, each one of those always-connected workers could become a brand evangelist on the social networks.
The companies that adapt quickly to IT consumerization the migration of consumer technology into enterprise computing environments will likely be better positioned to attract the best talent, execute business objectives faster and stay in touch with their customers’ wants and needs. Dell has published an infographic collecting various statistics about the progress of the consumerization of IT.