April 19, 2011 Leave a comment
Every enterprise trying to develop a mobile standardization strategy runs into one major stumbling block “End User Preference”. End users don’t care if the smartphone that they like/use is enterprise ready. They prefer to use a single device that provides features that are suitable for personal and business use. They would like to bring their devices to work and be as efficient and productive as possible on a platform that they are familiar with. This phenomenon where end users buy devices for personal use and leverage it within the workplace is called the “Consumerization of IT” and it has significantly impacted the mobile device landscape in most enterprises.
Here is a whitepaper that explores the consumerization of IT and dives into the strengths and weaknesses of the WP7 platform.