Businesses are increasingly embracing technologies and devices originally designed for consumers in their search for cheaper, faster ways to operate, but experts say that in doing so, they sacrifice some of the benefits they would gain from working with corporate vendors. Rachel King writes that while consumer solutions from companies such as Apple, Google and Dropbox help companies do more with less, they can expect less attentive support, weaker security and the possibility that products and software will get modified or pulled from the market with little notice.

Related Summaries