Consumerization of IT and Scense

Thirty four years ago the first generally available personal computer (called a microcomputer in those days) was released by Apple, the Apple II, and in 1981 IBM brought us the Personal Computer (PC) for business usage. Since then the PC has been a device that has been adopted by both the consumer market (thanks to Microsoft and Apple) and the corporate market (were IBM, HP and Intel played a prominent role). Although both markets have been highly successful, there has always been a Chinese wall between these two markets. Now in 2011 the wall between these two markets is gradually being taken down as the border between “Work and Play” is getting less clear by the day.


The term “consumerization” was first popularized in 2001 as a description for how innovation in information technology was emerging in consumer-based technology first, with the expectation it would eventually migrate into the enterprise. In other words, the increasing influence that consumers have on the technology (both hardware and software) we expect to use at the corporate workplace.

Suddenly, PCs are everywhere. Employees telecommute, they bring their own laptops to work, they use smart phones and tablets to extend that work, and use cloud apps and social networking to collaborate and connect. As a result many people now find that their home based IT equipment and services are often more capable and less expensive than what is provided in their workplace. Users have higher demands for the IT tools they need; it is about functionality, user experience, productivity and freedom of choice.

For most IT departments, users bringing in their own devices and applications are a nightmare. They worry about the security risks and having to fix applications on machines that they do not own. Unless they use Scense …

  • Our solutions have been user centric from the start and IT administrators using Scense to deliver IT resources to end users have never been reluctant in addressing the increasing demands of today’s workers.
  • Scense Workspace Management transforms IT departments into loyal and flexible business partners being able to address every IT need without losing the ability to guarantee compliance with security regulations and other IT and business policies. 
  • Scense User Workspace Management supports virtualized application delivery and workspace configuration on unmanaged personal devices (BYOD) and the use of personal applications on corporate devices. Scense Adaptive Installer prevents conflicts during the installation of applications and corporate and personal devices remain stable and conflict-free. Scense’s approach to BYOD results in a user experience that is seamless, stable and secure with an optimal usage of local resources.
  • Scense user session control provides the IT department with the ability to monitor and manage user sessions in real time resulting in desktop environments that are functional and stable all the time. The same context adaptive architecture will allow for IT departments to implement a powerful defense in depth to address all risks related to security and data loss.
  • Scense User Workspace Management provides the user with a personal, stable and fully functional workspace, anywhere, anytime and on any device.
Updated: September 19, 2011 — 9:20 am
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