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The influence of Bring your own device: A study of the effect on factors in the IT-business relationship

Svensson, Josefin LU and Yip, Kitty LU (2013) INFM03 20131
Department of Informatics
Abstract
As a consumer-driven trend, Bring your own device (BYOD) imposes many changes on an already challenged relationship between the IT organization and the business organization. For this reason, it is important to map this influence. The purpose of this research was therefore to determine the effect of BYOD on the IT-business relationship. This was done by deriving factors from literature that affect the IT-business relationship gap, formulating how these are affected by BYOD and then verifying the effect on these factors through empirical data. Applying the use of three research steps, this study was designed to investigate the experiences and views of employees concerning the IT-business relationship in the context of BYOD. Data were... (More)
As a consumer-driven trend, Bring your own device (BYOD) imposes many changes on an already challenged relationship between the IT organization and the business organization. For this reason, it is important to map this influence. The purpose of this research was therefore to determine the effect of BYOD on the IT-business relationship. This was done by deriving factors from literature that affect the IT-business relationship gap, formulating how these are affected by BYOD and then verifying the effect on these factors through empirical data. Applying the use of three research steps, this study was designed to investigate the experiences and views of employees concerning the IT-business relationship in the context of BYOD. Data were obtained through interviews with four respondents from four companies with varying existences of BYOD. The findings show a closer IT-business relationship through primarily positive changes in the identified relationship factors of communication, culture, expectation and attitude, as well as in the role of the IT function. This study thereby provides some verification of the impact of BYOD on the IT-business relationship, implying changes that companies should take it into account when adopting BYOD in the enterprise. Future research might study one company further by looking deeper into the perceived effects of BYOD by different organizational roles from the IT function and the business, including the perspectives of managerial and operational staff. (Less)
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author
Svensson, Josefin LU and Yip, Kitty LU
supervisor
organization
course
INFM03 20131
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Bring your own device, BYOD, IT-business relationship, Consumerization of IT, IT function
report number
INFN13-034
language
English
id
3812648
date added to LUP
2013-08-29 10:13:51
date last changed
2013-08-29 10:13:51
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  abstract     = {As a consumer-driven trend, Bring your own device (BYOD) imposes many changes on an already challenged relationship between the IT organization and the business organization. For this reason, it is important to map this influence. The purpose of this research was therefore to determine the effect of BYOD on the IT-business relationship. This was done by deriving factors from literature that affect the IT-business relationship gap, formulating how these are affected by BYOD and then verifying the effect on these factors through empirical data. Applying the use of three research steps, this study was designed to investigate the experiences and views of employees concerning the IT-business relationship in the context of BYOD. Data were obtained through interviews with four respondents from four companies with varying existences of BYOD. The findings show a closer IT-business relationship through primarily positive changes in the identified relationship factors of communication, culture, expectation and attitude, as well as in the role of the IT function. This study thereby provides some verification of the impact of BYOD on the IT-business relationship, implying changes that companies should take it into account when adopting BYOD in the enterprise. Future research might study one company further by looking deeper into the perceived effects of BYOD by different organizational roles from the IT function and the business, including the perspectives of managerial and operational staff.},
  author       = {Svensson, Josefin and Yip, Kitty},
  keyword      = {Bring your own device,BYOD,IT-business relationship,Consumerization of IT,IT function},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The influence of Bring your own device: A study of the effect on factors in the IT-business relationship},
  year         = {2013},
}