Gartner Research

The Evolving Role of the Personal Cloud in the Digital Workplace

Published: 24 July 2015

ID: G00280954

Analyst(s): Stephen Kleynhans

Summary

Personal cloud is growing in importance as it shapes how employees operate across their digital lives. EUC and digital workplace managers responsible for building the digital workplace will be increasingly challenged as the personal cloud continues to evolve and intersect with IT initiatives.

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  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • VPAs will increasingly become the anchor point for users' personal clouds and have broad access to both user and enterprise information, creating potential security challenges for the digital workplace manager
  • IoT and wearables will exponentially expand each user's personal cloud and raise new challenges for EUC and digital workplace managers in overseeing security and privacy
  • Strong authentication technology will become increasingly critical across a user's personal cloud as part of an overall data protection strategy, causing end-user computing managers to rethink their current authentication strategies

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