Gartner Research

How the Personal Cloud Impacts IT Organizations

Published: 06 February 2014

ID: G00260424

Analyst(s): Stephen Kleynhans


As the personal cloud rises in importance, IT organizations will find current approaches to dealing with users will fail. IT leaders must be flexible and respond with new techniques, tools and policies, or risk irrelevance with their user base.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • The exploding range of devices and services enterprises must support will render current approaches to user management ineffective, forcing enterprises to explore new techniques, tools and processes
  • The personal cloud will lead to a commingling of personal and corporate resources, which increases the risk of data leakage
  • The personal cloud will challenge enterprises to stay as aware of new consumer technologies and services as their user base

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