The distinction between ‘personal’ and ‘business’ devices is rapidly blurring. And why not? It’s incredibly convenient. You just need one phone or tablet or laptop for everything, and you can just use all of your familiar messaging, file-sharing and storage apps at work. Right?
While the convenience is undeniable, that attitude also sends a chill down the spine of IT departments everywhere. Those familiar consumer apps that make your personal life so convenient can also make it incredibly difficult to create a fully collaborative work environment.
For people to collaborate — share files, messages, resources — everything must be searchable and accessible across your entire network. And as an IDC study1 found, when company work is conducted through personal devices and services, half of all organizations cannot provide full access to workflows.