The Gartner Group technology consultancy predicts that enterprise IT will be transformed as a new generation of “digital natives” enter the workforce. Consumer technology will come to dominate over business technology. I agree.
For years now, business technology has existed as a dictatorship operating with the full permission and cooperation of its citizens. Business users didn’t know any better than to follow IT’s dictates.
The next generation of workers, the generation that has grown up with the Internet, will be coming into the workplace from a world rich with broadband digital technologies. They will bring in their own best practices, solutions, and insight into technology. Why should IT dictate the way things are done? They get it just as well as the propellerheads do.