10 Consumer Computing Devices Ideal to Bring to the Enterprise
Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga
The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga is arguably one of the most innovative consumer products on the market. In one form, the device can act as a tablet running Windows 8. A quick movement of its display will turn the device into a lightweight notebook. That, coupled with the fact that it comes from Lenovo, means the computer is a solid choice for enterprise users.
Bringing your favorite smartphone or table to the office and expecting to access corporate data would have been considered anathema just several years ago, but this is now more commonplace than ever. Today, some companies are even choosing to deploy one-time consumer-favorite smartphones and tablets as company-authorized equipment. The rise of the bring-your-own-device trend occurred because of the productivity gains companies observed by letting employees use the devices they liked best to do their work at the office or on the road. BYOD also reduces the overall cost of deploying products in-office. For a growing number of companies, giving BYOD the green light is just fine. But deciding which consumer products are the right ones to support at the office isn't easy. IT managers have so many concerns that researching all of the options is difficult. With that in mind, this eWEEK slide show presents a roundup of consumer-focused products that should also work fine in enterprises. Take a look at which models make the grade.