How Millennials and Technologies Change IT

How Millennials and Technologies Change IT?

Stanislaw Lee

Millennials are redefining the way technologies are used in workplace. According to researches, more than one-in-three American labor force participants (35%) are millennials, making them the largest generation in the U.S. labor force.

Millennials are grown up with IT as part of their daily lives and now they are facilitating the integration of technology into the workplace. They increasingly demonstrate that technology doesn’t necessarily need to be divided between professional and personal use.

Millennials in the workplace want to be efficient and productive, but they want it on their own terms. Millennials have been taught that more applications they consume, the more efficient and productive they become. That is why they want to work with more mobility and freedom, which has only accelerated the development of SaaS and cloud-based applications.

 

Millennials Consume More Apps Than You Know About

SaaS and cloud-based applications are adored by millennials. These apps provide necessary flexibility and freedom to quickly find solutions for work-related challenges. If it’s necessary for completing a task, millennials will access apps like Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, Dropbox or any other app without any hesitation and without checking with IT.

Millennials are used to solve problems as quickly as possible. If they are not satisfied with applications that provided to them, they will find another application which suits them. Increasing growth of SaaS applications lets them find and utilize right application almost instantly. It’s this desire for freedom and flexibility among millennial employees that is causing headaches for IT and security teams.

Today, the common complaint shared by IT and security specialists is not knowing when millennials are using unknown applications or bringing their own device for work, while millennial employees don’t care about IT compliance and want to be security measures to be nearly invisible.

 

Millennials in IT Department

What makes thing even trickier is that these gaps and barriers exist within IT department. On one side, there are veteran specialists who have been in the business a long time; on the other, fresh and young IT faces who are less experienced but are often very knowledgeable.  Both sides have IT expertise, but each of them approaches new technology in a very different way.

For example, when it comes to adopting new technologies, millennial IT specialists may be quicker to decide which application is suitable for organization since they usually know of them like an extension of themselves.

Veteran IT specialists tend to push back more against those technologies for corporate use because they’re just more likely than younger IT employees to take a longer and harder look at applications before adopting them. Therefore, they make sure that all corporate data is secured.

To help organizations achieve IT compliance and security without spending much time or efforts, Binadox provides a SaaS application management tool that brings agility and convenience for your SaaS adoption.

 

Take SaaS Subscriptions Under Control

Binadox helps organizations of all sizes discover and monitor SaaS app utilization through proactively generated and easy-to-read reports on one powerful dashboard. This way, you’ll understand what applications are used by your forward-thinking millennial employees, initialize seamless security, and achieve IT compliance faster.

Beyond that, Binadox enables companies to take control of their subscription payments and helps to discover and consolidate shadow IT. These and many other features make Binadox the ultimate management platform that is absolutely required for organizations that are adopting SaaS.