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How IT Can Empower Your Employees

What do smartphones, tablets, and self-service business information tools have in common? All three are on high-growth trajectories for enterprise adoption. In a new report issued last week by Forrester Research called called TechRadar For Enterprise Architecture Professionals: Technologies For Empowered Employees, Q4 2011, it shows how these and others have taken over the enterprise.

It is the classic IT problem. As Gene Leganza writes in the introduction, “Mobile, social, video, and cloud technologies give individuals tremendous access to information and resources. Employees can become the best source of innovation and the breakthrough ideas that CxOs are hungry for. But as employees become empowered, central IT begins losing control of the technology strategy.”

The report discusses a variety of technologies and reasons for their adoption or lack thereof. The idea is that enterprise architects can use this information to analyze the technologies that best suit their organization’s needs and culture and incorporate them into their future plans and road maps.

It has this wonderful graphic that we’ve reproduced below that shows three different adoption cycles for enterprise tech.

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