The widespread use of mobile devices — smartphones and tablets — provides anytime, anywhere computing and communications resources for individuals worldwide. Both smartphones and tablets have made the transition from a personal resource, acquired and supported by consumers, to a professional resource, provided and supported by employers. For midsize firms around the world, those with 100–999 employees, mobile resources play a key role in improving workplace productivity as well as allowing greater flexibility in how and where work is done.
New collaboration resources also allow staff in different locations to work together as efficiently and effectively as staff in the same office. The challenge for IT management is how best to coordinate the different collaborative and mobile resources and provide secure management of mobile devices and collaboration tools while enhancing workforce agility and productivity.
In recent years, it seems like technology is changing faster than it used to in decades past. As employees devour newer technologies such as smartphones, tablets, wearables, and other devices, and as they become more comfortable with solutions such as Dropbox and Skype, their demands on enterprise IT intensify. Plus, management and other decision makers are also increasing their demands on enterprise IT to provide more infrastructure with less cost and time. Unfortunately, enterprise IT organizations often don’t see much, if any, associated increases in funding to accomodate these demands.
If you’ve noticed more employees accessing the corporate network using their personally owned mobile devices, you’re not alone. Many employees are boosting their productivity by using their smartphones and tablets at work.
Gone are the days of corporate IT departments dictating the types of mobile devices that could access the network. Bring your own device (BYOD) policies, while increasing employee satisfaction and productivity, are straining corporate networks.
This white paper describes the limitations of legacy networks, especially for supporting BYOD. Understanding these limitations can pave the way for a successful BYOD management policy for campus and branch networks.
For the past several years, the nature of enterprise productivity has been forever changed by the new breed of
mobile devices. Personal smartphones and tablets are everywhere. Gone are the days when every enterprise gave
its employees a security-focused BlackBerry. Cloud-based productivity apps can be downloaded in seconds.
Compared to even a few years ago, enterprises are operating in a new world. Please download whitepaper to learn more.
More and more interactions are shifting from the desktop to smartphones and tablets, so the value of that screen and the massive potential it represents grows daily. As do the opportunitie —and potential pitfalls—for marketers.
Published By: IBM APAC
Published Date: Aug 25, 2017
There is a tectonic shift in the way we work. We expect the same kind of intuitive, tactile experience with our workplace technology that we now take for granted with our smartphones, tablets and gaming systems. We expect our devices to talk to each other and update automatically. Virtual meetings should be as easy to set up as a video chat, and whatever we need to do our jobs should be as easy to tailor as a streaming music or video application.
Published By: IBM APAC
Published Date: Aug 22, 2017
While it might be desirable to standardize end users on one or two types of devices that all run the same operating system, most organizations don’t have that luxury. Today’s users demand an extraordinary level of flexibility and convenience—which means most organizations support a vast assortment of endpoints, including laptops and desktops (both PCs and Macs), tablets and hybrid devices, smartphones, and even wearables and IoT devices.
If there are any lingering doubts that mobile de-vices-such as smartphones and tablets-have profoundly transformed today's business, one study finds that using smart devices for produc-tivity is "now the standard.
Whether you were at the forefront of the mobility era or are just now catching up—or, most likely, somewhere in between—you’ve already experienced first-hand the business impact of ubiquitous smartphones and tablets. From employees to customers, mobile devices spawned an explosion in new applications, data, support needs, security concerns, and other issues. They’ve reset expectations for organizational speed and flexibility. They’ve dramatically increased the surface area for potential security attacks. All this, and the mobile era is still just in its infancy.
Die Möglichkeit, auf Smartphones und Tablets schlanke Apps auszuführen, hat zu einem Quantensprung des Potenzials von Mobile Devices am Arbeitsplatz geführt. Apps bieten Unternehmen deutliche Vorteile hinsichtlich der Maximierung der Konnektivität, Verfügbarkeit, Flexibilität und Produktivität von Mitarbeitern.
We can quote innumerable stats to impress, but there is no need—it is apparent that the world is getting more connected. Today’s connectivity will seem primitive in a few years as the connectivity extends beyond smartphones, tablets and computers to concepts such as devices implanted in the human body.
The existence of smartphones and tablets able to run lightweight apps has created a quantum leap in the potential of mobile devices in the workplace. Apps present enterprises with clear benefits in terms of maximizing employee connectivity, availability, flexibility and productivity.
In recent years, the concept of “Anywhere, Anytime Computing” has become the common denominator in driving personal electronic device sales, as users are adopting to new categories of devices such as smartphones, tablets, and smartTVs. These devices enable consumers and employees to access information and services from almost any device at any time. Gartner studies show that the estimated mobile phone market is to reach 1.8 billion devices in 2013.
Published By: Brother
Published Date: Mar 08, 2018
The last decade has seen many exciting advances
in connectivity accelerated by the near universal
availability of smartphones and tablets – leading to a
highly interconnected world.
The security of networks - and the businesses and
individuals that rely on them - has become top of mind
for the IT Security professionals who are responsible for
ensuring the safety of the data and the networks where
this information is utilized.
As high-visibility security breaches occur - affecting
ecommerce, banking, retail and other industries - the
critical importance of the security of the infrastructure
these businesses rely on continues to grow.
Security in the workplace is a daily fact of life. From
using ID cards to control physical access, to entering
passwords to join the network, to using software to
monitor and prevent unauthorized access, all are
routinely used to protect critical assets and information.
However, there is one key area where many
organizations still have potential vulnerabili
Your directors may not have approved it, your IT department may not be ready for it, but your employees are already using their smartphones and tablets for work tasks. Don’t fight the change, embrace it: a mobile workforce can pay huge dividends for productivity and employee satisfaction. Download this e-Book to learn:
• How giving your employees the choice to work from home can save $11,000 per year
• What tool you can give your employees to boost creative innovation by 250%
• Why organizations embracing mobility claim 320 hours more work per employee
Published By: Keynote
Published Date: Apr 23, 2014
In the world of digital interactions, the margin between success and disengagement or abandonment is measured in milliseconds. With the exploding adoption of advanced smartphones and tablets, you need a mobile-first approach to engaging with customers and employees. And as your mobile initiatives are delivered at increasingly rapid rates, the quality and reliability of the mobile apps, mobile web and connected services that support them has become critically important.
For the technology teams delivering customer and employee services in the mobile channel, it is important to understand that performance monitoring solutions which work for the desktop cannot be simply applied to mobile. Managing the mobile end user experience requires an understanding of the challenges posed by the complexities of the mobile environment. This paper will reveal the 4 pillars of mobile performance, plus offer strategies for accurately monitoring mobile end user experience so you can continuously improve.
Published By: Lookout
Published Date: Aug 30, 2017
Most people define mobile devices – smartphones and tablets – as those
running a mobile-optimized operating system (e.g. iOS, Android, Windows
Phone). There’s a trend emerging, however, in which traditional mobile
devices are gaining functionality typically associated with PCs.
At the same time, PCs are being architected more like mobile devices — an
interbreeding of species, if you will. The iPad Pro, for example, has a
keyboard. With Windows 10, phones and tablets can run “Universal” apps
that also run on PCs. Windows 10 also has application-layer sandboxing,
code-signing, and an app store with apps pre-vetted by Microsoft. In
certain configurations (i.e. enterprise-managed devices), a laptop running
Windows 10 has a security architecture that looks strikingly similar to a
smartphone or tablet.
"Managing and securing endpoints with conventional mobile device management (MDM) or enterprise mobile management (EMM) solutions is time-consuming and ineffective.
For this reason, global IT leaders are turning towards unified endpoint management (UEM) solutions to consolidate their management of smartphones, tablets, laptops and IoT devices into a single management console.
To increase operational efficiency, maximize data security and deliver on their digital transformation goals, they’ll need a UEM platform that does more than just promise success. The answer is a smarter solution, built for today, that brings new opportunities, threats, and efficiency improvements to the forefront.
With Watson™, IBM® MaaS360® UEM features cognitive insights, contextual analytics, and cloud-sourced benchmarking capabilities. It helps you make sense of daily mobile details while managing your endpoints, users, apps, document, and data from one platform."
Improving the customer experience is a strategic imperative for most
organizations today, but delivering an engaging experience across the growing
number of digital customer touch points can be a daunting challenge.
Organizations must deliver responsive experiences that “play well” on
smartphones, PCs, and tablets. They must publish content to installed app
experiences on mobile and other connected devices, to social channels, and
to email campaigns. They must manage global sites in different languages,
localize the experience for different markets, and — increasingly — personalize
the experience for different customer personas or segments.
A modern digital experience management platform is essential for any
organization hoping to make digital experience delivery a core competency.
IDC interviewed organizations using Adobe Experience Manager Sites (AEM
Sites) to understand the impact of the platform on their ability to create,
manage, and deliver digital experiences. Study participants
Crime overall is decreasing, but chaotic events such as extreme weather, domestic terrorist attacks, gun violence, and opioid-related emergencies are increasing, requiring highly coordinated response protocols. From raucous inner cities to sleepy suburbs, the scope and nature of these threats demand a new way of thinking and acting — a new, frictionless collaboration among agencies, departments, and vendor partners.1
Ideally, public safety professionals are already fitted with the latest smartphones, laptops, and tablets to receive targeted information about situations, individuals, and locations before they respond. However, when police, fire, EMT, first responders, and even utility companies can communicate and share data via secure channels, the severity and length of incidents may be lessened, and lives can be saved.
This is the next phase of digital age public safety. As more public safety leaders get introduced to sophisticated surveillance and big data technologies, they realize
Published By: apperian
Published Date: Apr 13, 2012
With more mobile workers using personal smartphones and tablets to conduct business, 2011 is being heralded as the year of mobile apps in the enterprise. The benefits of mobile apps initiatives will far outweigh the challenges of getting them into the enterprise, in the form of increased work productivity and customer response, analysts say.
Microsoft Lync is not only changing the cost structure of enterprise telephony, but also ushering in a new user experience in which every communication is transformed into a more collaborative, engaging interaction.
L’application Microsoft Lync modifie en profondeur la structure des coûts de la téléphonie d’entreprise et plonge l’utilisateur dans une nouvelle expérience où chaque communication devient plus captivante et plus conviviale. Voici 10 conseils pour garantir le bon fonctionnement de Lync sur les appareils mobiles de votre réseau.