The consumerization of IT is trickling into to every nook and cranny of IT departments. It is clear this is the case based on Formtek's article, "Enterprise Software: Consumerization of IT Includes Greater Enterprise Use of the Python Programming Language." All the way back in 2012 Jeff Hobbs predicted that Python would infiltrate the enterprise.
The article discusses what has followed the enterprise adoption of technology inherent in consumer technology:
[T]he patterns used for implementing those technologies are being adopted too. And that includes ‘consumer technology’ programming languages. Python and PHP are two languages that are frequently used in development by companies like Google and Facebook. While PHP focuses more strictly on web page development, Python is less restricted and has been used for a variety of types of applications and tools. Python is only one of three programming languages ’santioned’ for use at Google.
Not only has the consumerization of enterprise technology resulted in changes in programming language, but it has also changed the need for information access in the enterprise. Business decisions are being made in near real-time, just as quickly as status updates occur. Agile infrastructure solutions have been developed by companies such as PolySpot and utilized by companies hoping to gain a competitive edge in this area.
Megan Feil, August 2, 2012