As we near the end of 2013, I’ll take a moment to devote one of this blog’s final posts to a trend that’s sure to garner more headlines in 2014: the consumerization of IT.

It’s an especially hot topic for enterprise IT decision makers, and with the continued explosion of personal web-connected devices, the data security and overall workflow challenges faced by IT administrators will only continue to become more prevalent.

Looking back on 2013, I found this article, “Overheard: best consumerization of the enterprise quotes of 2013,” courtesy of TechTarget, worth reading.

The piece highlights prominent quotes from a variety of enterprise-business leaders, and illustrates some of the top challenges faced by IT in 2013, as well as some of the ways in which the consumerization of IT will continue its powerful influence next year and beyond.