The Bring Your Own Software Trend - And Why It Will Be Brief

Mar 06 2013

As the newest surge of consumerization of IT continues, I can’t help but recall the many similarities to the trend that shaped the computing world in the 1980’s. It was an era of revolt against the mainframe. The personal computer was just starting to shine, giving business people a heady whiff of empowerment with innovative modeling tools like the remarkable VisiCalc spreadsheet. The client-server revolution was in full force, and at the time, a lot was implied by putting the ‘client’ in front of the ‘server’. We said hell no, we won’t go...