Get ready to buy your own work PC

by admin January 3, 2006 at 10:45 am

Gartner claims the blurring of business and consumer technology will have massive implications for IT purchasing

The majority of the technology adopted by businesses in the future will have its roots in the consumer market, said analyst Gartner which also believes that companies will soon start encouraging employees to purchase their own PCs.

In a research note released last week, Businesses Need to Explore Consumer Technology Before the Next Internet Revolution Leaves Them Behind, the analyst group claims that while traditional enterprise software remains critical, many functions can be accomplished through technologies designed for consumers.

Applications that are making inroads into enterprises include the Google Desktop, AOL IM, and Skype’s voice-over-IP software, Gartner said.

Full article: ZDNet UK