Work is no longer defined by traditional constraints or physical boundaries. The enterprise workforce transcends geographic and organizational borders to enable productivity wherever opportunities arise. People now expect the freedom to choose their work location, device and network according to the context in which they need to be productive. Beyond the productivity benefits of mobility, business success also depends upon agility—the ability to grow, shrink, combine and adapt business units in real time according to market dynamics. For IT, the challenge is to enable the unprecedented need for business mobility and agility with technology that satisfies user demands and meets business requirements.
Business mobility is an IT imperative. To deliver on its promise for productivity and agility, data and apps of all kinds must be available to people, across any type of device and over any network, with a great user experience. Behind the scenes, data security must be rock-solid, and regulatory and compliance requirements must be met with confidence. What’s needed is a single, end-to-end solution that tightly integrates best-of-breed technologies to deliver a comprehensive mobile workspace solution.
The Mobile Workforce Poses Challenges for IT
Businesses face both internal and external pressures to transform the way they empower the enterprise workforce. For IT, the diverse and increasingly mobile enterprise environment continues to produce complexity as mobile device strategies expand to include bring-your-own device (BYOD), choose-your-own device (CYOD) and corporate-owned, personally enabled (COPE) devices, each with it’s own set of management requirements.
Core to supporting these device strategies is managing and securing a wide variety of apps— including Windows, mobile, SaaS and web apps— as well as data and allow access to them anytime they’re needed, on any device. A seamless, convenient and personalized work experience across locations and devices is critical for people to maintain optimal productivity—but this user-centric design can’t come at the expense of security. As security threats and regulatory requirements both proliferate, IT must ensure secure access control, auditability and the protection of corporate assets wherever and however they’re accessed.
To keep pace with mobile workforce demands, many businesses have made multiple technology purchases to address challenges as they arise. As a result, they are now trying to manage fragmented and costly infrastructures
To keep pace with mobile workforce demands, many businesses have made multiple technology purchases to address challenges as they arise. As a result, they are now trying to manage fragmented and costly infrastructures that consume IT resources and don’t always meet workers’ needs for a seamless experience. Now there is a single solution that addresses the full scope of business mobility, from data to apps to devices to networking. This solution delivers complete security and compliance to minimize risk and offers a great user experience to more deeply engage people in their work.