Employees around the world are changing the way they work. With consumer-owned devices now at the helm of many every day tasks, IT departments and managers are left with the responsibility of ensuring each tablet, smartphone and laptop is compliant and secure. This trend is better known as the consumerization of IT. To prepare businesses of all sizes for embracing this new style of working, we’ll be discussing common myths associated with it.

On September 26, 2012 at 12PM CDT, join host Ramon Ray (@RamonRay), Sean Wisdom from Dell (@DellSMBUS) and Matt Watson from Microsoft (@Microsoft and @MicrosoftSMB) for a tweet chat about “Debunking 4 myths in consumerization of IT.”

What We’ll Cover:

We’ll be debunking the following 4 myths in the consumerization of IT:  

  1. Employees are using personal devices just to get around firewalls and browse social sites
  2. There’s no difference in security across platforms – security is just security 
  3. IT & executives aren’t prepared for the consumerization of IT
  4. Employees are less productive when allowed to use personal devices in the workplace

How You Can Participate:

We recommend using a tool like TweetChat to follow the conversation. Just sign in with your twitter account, enter the #DellCoIT hash tag, and join the conversation as if you were in a chat room.

Register here for this event and don’t forget to come prepared to learn about consumerization of IT with our experts. 

About our Host:

 Ramon Ray (@RamonRay) is Regional Development Director NY/NJ Infusionsoft and editor & technology evangelist of Smallbiztechnology.com. As a journalist, event producer, speaker, author and editor; Ramon has written thousands of articles (product reviews, interviews and more) about technology for small businesses. His work appears in Smallbiztechnology and also in Allbusiness.com, Entrepreneur, Inc. OPEN Forum and Black Enterprise amongst many other publications. His experience as a small business technology consultant building networks, installing software, upgrading computers and supporting the technology that small businesses use on a daily basis, proves he’s a great fit to host this chat.

You can learn more about Ramon here