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CITE Conference Unveils Inaugural Awards for Excellence in Consumerization of IT in the Enterprise

IDGE  CITE Conference Unveils Inaugural Awards for Excellence in Consumerization of IT in the Enterprise

FRAMINGHAM, MA– IDG Enterprise’s Consumerization of IT in the Enterprise (CITE) Conference + Expo — the first conference devoted exclusively to the intersection of consumer technologies and the enterprise — today announced the call for nominations for its inaugural CITE Awards, recognizing the most innovative mobile, social, cloud and analytics technologies and solutions. Nominations for the CITE Awards will be accepted through November 1, 2013. Finalists will be announced in December 2013 and winners will be announced onsite at the third annual CITE Conference + Expo, April 27-29, 2014 in San Francisco. Visitwww.CITEConference.com for full details, including the online award application and event updates.

“Companies’ creative use of consumer-inspired technologies to drive employee productivity and satisfaction is just exploding, and the CITE Awards are the first to unilaterally recognize those efforts and their results,” said conference chair Anne McCrory, VP of marketing and content Strategy, IDG Enterprise Events.

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Consumerization of IT Trend is Driving Acceleration of Business Application Development

IDGE Consumerization of IT Trend is Driving Acceleration of Business Application Development

IDG Enterprise

IDG Enterprise’s 2013 Consumerization of IT in the Enterprise Research Details Main Stream Adoption of Mobile Devices, the Increasing Use of Business Apps and Cloud and Security Challenges

FRAMINGHAM, MA–(Marketwired – Apr 15, 2013) - IDG Enterprise – the media company comprising Computerworld, InfoWorld, Network World, CIO, DEMO, CSO, CIO Executive Council, ITworld, CFOworld and CITEworld — releases the results from the 2013 Consumerization of IT in the Enterprise (CITE) research, highlighting the adoption of mobile devices for business purposes, the growing use of apps and the cloud and the security concerns this adoption places on an organization.

Main Stream Adoption of Mobile Devices
While most organizations are dealing with CITE in a reactive way, they are embracing the use of personal mobile devices. Currently, 60% of organizations support the use of personally owned smart phones and that will remain stable over the next 12-18 months. However, the support of personally owned laptops (57%) and tablets (51%) will swap places in the next 12-18 months with 50% and 58% supported respectively. Overall, organizations have increased their policies in allowing employees to use personal devices to work over the past year.

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IDG Enterprise Launches CITE Conference & Expo to Address Opportunities and Challenges of ‘Consumerization of IT in the Enterprise’

Marketwire

FRAMINGHAM, MA, IDG Enterprise — the media company comprising CFOworld, CIO, CIO Executive Council, Computerworld, CSO, DEMO, InfoWorld, ITworld and Network World — announces the launch of the first enterprise conference devoted exclusively to the consumerization of IT in the enterprise (CITE). The CITE Conference & Expo will gather leading IT and business decision-makers for a comprehensive look at the emerging issues, demands and opportunities surrounding the infusion of consumer technologies into today’s workplace.

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Gartner Says There's No Reason to Delay, CIOs Should Be Experimenting With Media Tablets in Business

Special Report Provides Advice on Best Practices for Business Uses of iPad and Other Media Tablets

Press Release, 4/5/11

Media tablets are presenting a variety of new opportunities for businesses, but they are also requiring a new set of policies, technologies and skills for enterprises, according to Gartner, Inc.

“CIOs are determined not to make the same mistakes they made with smartphones, which were often written off early as expensive and frivolous toys, or executive status symbols — which then left room for more inventive leaders who saw the competitive advantage that mobile applications would bring,” said David Willis, research vice president at Gartner. “They are also more willing to see that they don’t need to supply and manage every device that employees use at work: Consumerization is here to stay, and moving very fast. If you can think of an application for tablets, your competition may well be thinking in the same way — and acting on it. It is time to explore the use of media tablets in business.”

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