The Consumerization of IT, BYOC, and the (New) Role of IT
Posted by Lauren Ellis on August 11th, 2014
It has been a decade since Nicolas Carr published his controversial essay “IT Doesn’t Matter” in the Harvard Business Review. Back then, he claimed that companies weren’t really getting a competitive advantage from the technology advances – the bits and bytes – of hardware and software. Carr argued that IT infrastructure was becoming commoditized, and it was the business strategies using that technology rather than the technology itself that would give companies their competitive advantages.
With 19 different services in use, how can employees effectively collaborate and share their work? The IT team polled employees and found they were struggling with managing multiple file sharing services and would prefer having one corporate standard.
The data revealed that Box was used most often. And Skyhigh’s CloudRegistry showed that Box was also the lowest risk service. Armed with this data, IT negotiated a corporate-wide deal with Box and set this as the company standard for public cloud storage services. An IT manager at the company told me, “By leveraging Skyhigh data, we are able to look through the landscape of file sharing services and understand employee usage. This presents a clearer and accurate picture, giving us a better context for decision-making that supports our employees.”
About the AuthorLauren Ellis
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