SOURCE: AIIM International
SILVER SPRING, MD--(Marketwire - Sep 25, 2012) - AIIM, the global community of information professionals, today announced "C-Change: The Impact of Consumerization of IT" a new report published by the AIIM Executive Leadership Council (ELC) is available for download from the AIIM website at www.aiim.org/consumerizationofIT. The report provides global executives insight on how to apply next-generation business strategies to embrace technologically enabled modern workers.
The key findings for "C-Change" are based on two ELC sessions led by Thornton May, futurist and dean of the IT Leadership Academy that were held in London and Chicago in April and May. During the summits, ELC members set out to look beyond BYOD (bring your own device) and social media to explore consumerization of IT and its relevancy to business from a worker perspective. The results were unexpected and revealed that consumerization of IT was less about the technology and more about the desire to do the right thing with the right tool at the right time.
"The Executive Leadership Council is driven by the idea that the C-level executives need to look beyond rapidly emerging trends to focus on the business impact in practical terms," said AIIM President John Mancini. "The real significance of consumerization of IT is that it's the beginning of the golden age of information and technology-driven innovation. We live in exciting times and our work with the ECL can help guide C-Level executives to act accordingly."
Key findings from the ELC meetings show that the perceived disconnect between the fast, cool, bordering-on-free technology outside the enterprise and the alleged slow, un-cool, overpriced technology inside the enterprise is best understood by listening to the information workers. CIOs who have a finger on the pulse of consumerization of IT understand how to empower workers by understanding their needs -- and then getting out of the way.
Break-through thinking, value-creating innovation and calculated risks have never been more important to achieving competitive differentiation than in today's economy. With consumerization of IT, the sea change in expectations being placed on IT staff is real and irreversible. The report concludes that the winners will be those who can capitalize on this disruption.
A series of use cases and recommendations can be found by downloading "C-Change: The Impact of Consumerization of IT" at www.aiim.org/consumerizationofIT.
AIIM has been an advocate and supporter of information professionals for nearly 70 years. The association's mission is to ensure that information professionals understand the current and future challenges of managing information assets in an era of social, mobile, cloud and big data. Founded in 1943, AIIM builds on a strong heritage of research and member service. Today, AIIM is a global, non-profit organization that provides independent research, education and certification programs to information professionals. AIIM represents the entire information management community, with programs and content for practitioners, technology suppliers, integrators and consultants. www.aiim.org