2012 was an amazing year in the technology industry. Mobile devices have proliferated into our homes and workplaces at an amazing pace. Equally amazing is how quickly these relatively new devices and an incredible selection of apps and cloud services have become integral parts of our personal and professional lives. The bring your own device (BYOD) movement has reinvented the notion of workplace technology and radically redefined the relationship between knowledge workers and IT professionals.

It has been an incredible privilege for me to watch this wave of transformation that is often referred to as the consumerization of IT (and sometimes also the IT-ization of the consumer or employee).

As 2013 begins, these trends show no sign of slowing down. If anything, the consumerization trends appear to be accelerating.

My mission remains helping you use these incredible technologies to the fullest while also ensuring needed security – whether you’re a technology professional trying to stay afloat in a sea of changes, a knowledge worker trying to ride the consumerization wave, or just an Apple and mobile technology fan.

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Ryan J. Faas