There are few business shifts that can be tracked down to the exact moment when everything changed. For the enterprises adopting mobile devices and bring-your-own-device policies, IT Principals know exactly when the change happened—the 2010 holiday season.
How this cultural shift happened was examined in a recent CITEworld article. John Mancini, the CEO of AIIM, spoke about the recent shift in philosophy and how the IT sector has lost out to consumer technology.
"As soon as the CEO got an iPad for Christmas in December 2010, the whole world changed," Mancini said. "All of a sudden those guys were showing up with the IT dept, asking 'What's the matter with you people, why can't you get our systems on a device like this, why can't I use this?'"
He added that this was the beginning of changing expectations for what kinds of technology services and support IT departments would be expected to deliver. Not only must tech teams handle managing the influx of mobile devices and applications, but they must also find ways to combine them with the legacy systems that are currently in place.
Many companies find themselves scrambling to accomplish these goals because of a lack of reliable resources that are able to handle the rapidly evolving IT channel. This has lead many decision-makers to partner with VARs and MSPs that can provide a quick answer to these challenges. VAR Staffing can help any solution provider find the impactful talent that can adapt to the ever-evolving landscape of IT.