Wearables Wreak Havoc
Sparked by Google Glass and smartwatches, wearable gadgets have become a tour de force in the tech sector. They're not just for consumers, either. Forrester analyst J.P. Gownder predicts wearables will soon be taking the enterprise by storm, with the company-provided wearables market surpassing the consumer market within the next five years. It's quite possibly a BYOD wearables future.
Is IT ready? Hardly. "IT is just trying to catch a breath with BYOD smartphones," says Aberdeen's Andrew Borg. "I don't think they're even remotely prepared for wearables and other smart devices that are going to attempt to get on the corporate networks and access corporate files. This can loom as a big issue in 2014 and beyond."