Era of Self-Service IT
By John Dodge for Enterprise CIO Forum
What if enterprise IT gave users a stipend to buy their own hardware and software? You know, enough so they could get the tools that would make them enjoy their jobs more than with the standard IT-issued one-size-fits-all notebook and suite of productivity apps. Accepting that stipend would be conditional that they figure out how to keep them running without a help desk and how to connect to the company’s data assets.
It’s an interesting idea and almost what I thought Google CIO Ben Fried suggested in his Interop keynote speech in New York last Wedneday.
Excerpt appears with permission from John Dodge.