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IT without Hardware
March/April 2011 (vol. 13 no. 2)
pp. 64,63
Tom Costello, UpStreme

As end users continue their drive for approval to use personal iPhones, iPads, and Androids in the workplace, the question (or opportunity) arises regarding a future IT environment that has no IT-owned or acquired hardware. This article outlines the convergence of the availability of these devices, cloud computing, and user demand to paint a picture of the risks and opportunities to create a hardware-free IT enterprise.

Index Terms:
iPhone, iPad, Android, SaaS, cloud computing, device aware, context aware, PDA's, security, support, information technology
Citation:
Tom Costello, "IT without Hardware," IT Professional, vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 64,63, March-April 2011, doi:10.1109/MITP.2011.26
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