BYOD to Change the Face of IT in 2013

By Tom Kaneshige, CIO

The influx of younger workers and BYOD programs in 2013 will continue to shake up IT departments, according to new research reports. Should CIOs shift to a device-neutral service model? The “Bring Your Own Device” phenomenon, largely driven by Apple iPhones and iPads, is changing the face of IT departments, perhaps reaching a tipping point. If CIOs thought mobile devices presented challenges before, they haven’t seen anything yet.  “IT departments need to be service organizations,” says CTO Aaron Freimark at services firm Tekserve, which helps Fortune 1000 companies adopt Apple products. “The most conservative financial institutions are seeing all of these iPhones on their networks and accessing Exchange servers. We’re reaching a critical mass this year, when companies are forced to deal with it.”

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