IT departments must contend with an array of devices, operating systems and cellular carriers as well as new security threats. Even if IT departments can get a handle on the complex mobility landscape, the technology is so fluid that the picture is constantly changing. That means the IT staff has to devote time to learning about, procuring, deploying and supporting an array of devices. Busy IT departments now have another option for addressing these challenges: a monthly subscription package that provides a customizable web-based portal to automate mobile device procurement, expense management and support.
Many organizations are seeing clear and quantifiable benefits from the deployment of mobile technologies that provide access to data and applications any time, anywhere. These benefits often include increased profits, a more efficient and productive workforce, and enhanced customer service.
Many, if not most, organizations today are grappling with the challenge of a growing mobile technology environment. Mobility can deliver many key benefits: improved collaboration among workers, enhanced customer service, easier access to corporate information from many locations and increased productivity—to name a few.
But the proliferation of mobile devices and applications
also comes with its share of challenges, perhaps none more important than ensuring the security of the devices themselves as well as the data they contain and the enterprise networks they access.
Even with the latest devices, your mobile workforce may not have
what they need to get the job done. Without a strategy to provide them with data and applications, they’re forced to work without them or find workarounds that can compromise security.
Today’s workers are constantly on the move, and IT departments are scrambling to keep up. Access to email is not enough. You must address the legacy applications that your employees can’t easily access from their mobile devices, knowing that app development can be cost prohibitive and complex. And you have to have a strategy in place to secure and manage every application in use.
A growing number of organizations are realizing the benefits of mobile devices, including increased productivity, enhanced efficiency and speedier response times. Yet while the use of mobile devices typically leads to lower costs and additional revenue opportunities, it also brings challenges associated with device and application procurement, data connections, service costs, content management and — most important — security.
The number of mobile devices managed by enterprises
increased 72 percent from 2014 to 2015. This onslaught
of technology such as notebooks, smartphones, tablets,
watches and gadgets has transformed the way users work.
These devices provide users in just about every sector with
access to the information and tools they need to do their
jobs, wherever and whenever they need them. They’re free
to work at their desks, in conference rooms, while visiting
clients on the road or during a child’s baseball practice. They
can input data directly into a medical chart, an order form
or an inspection report, rather than doubling their work by
transcribing handwritten notes later in the day.
Years of IT infrastructure advancements have helped to drive out vast amounts of costs within the datacenter. Technologies like server and storage virtualization, data deduplication, and flash-based storage systems (to name just a few) have contributed to improvements of utilization rates, performance, and resiliency for most organizations. Unfortunately, organizations still struggle with deeply rooted operational inefficiencies related to IT departments with silos of technology and expertise that lead to higher complexity, limited scalability, and suboptimal levels of agility. The recent tectonic shifts caused by the rise of 3rd Platform applications that focus on social, mobile, cloud, and big data environments have amplified the pains associated with these structural inefficiencies.
Read about how Symantec provides the security needed to protect valuable information without hindering productivity. This white paper documents how Symantec helps identify, authorize, inspect and protect, so companies feel comfortable with their employees working from anywhere and from any device.
This white paper documents the ubiquity of tablets and other mobile devices within the workplace, the sensitive data accessed on these devices and their potential IT risks, and the data loss prevention solutions Symantec provides to help CISOs make the most intelligent security decision.
Endpoint security is at a critical juncture. Increasingly, employees
at organizations of all sizes are using a wider variety than ever of
desktop and mobile devices, including smartphones, tablets and
laptops, as they work from broadly dispersed locations, including
home offices. Often, organizations are permitting and even
encouraging employees to use their own devices under BYOD
(bring your own device) policies. With these devices, employees
are accessing not only corporate data and applications, but also
social media, banking and shopping sites. Download this white paper to learn more about endpoint security.
IT Security challenges are more complex than ever, as mobile devices, social technologies and cloud computing take hold. Find out how these top 2012 security trends will affect your organization-and make sure your data protection measures are ready.
Fresh Direct Produce workforce is more mobile, responsive with Cisco Unified Communications. To give its employees the immediate, direct communications that the business required, Fresh Direct replaced its phone system with the Cisco® Unified Communications System. The Cisco solution supports all of the company's voice, data, and wireless communications on one secure network.
Interest in cloud computing over the last several years has been phenomenal. For cloud providers, public or private, it will transform business and operational processes, streamlining customer on-ramping and time to market, facilitating innovation, providing cost efficiencies, and enabling the ability to scale resources on demand.
Cisco's Virtualized Multi-tenant Data Center (VMDC) system defines an end-to-end architecture, which an organization may reference for the migration or build out of virtualized, multi-tenant data centers for new cloud-based service models such as Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS).
Walk past your data center, and you might hear a soft, plaintive call: “Feed me, feed me…” It is not your engineers
demanding more pizza. It is your servers and applications. And the call is growing louder.
Mobile and virtualized workloads, cloud applications, big data, heterogeneous devices: they are all growing in your
business, demanding previously unimagined capacity and performance from your servers and data center fabric.
And that demand is not slacking. Your employees, applications, and competitive advantage increasingly depend on
it. Those servers and applications need to be fed. And if you have not started planning for 40 gigabits per second
(Gbps) to the server rack, you will need to soon.
The pace of change facing Cisco's IT department is accelerating as new applications, particularly from cloud and mobile environments, become key business enablers. Cisco's IT department, which is responsible for 4,067 production applications and inspecting 27TB of data daily, must be able to deploy such applications quickly, securely, and cost-effectively — and then make changes to them or remove them just as quickly and efficiently.
With a global monthly reach consisting of more than 500 million mobile users and billions of requests, Tapjoy historically relied heavily on their IT footprint. They needed an environment that would allow them to accelerate the development and improve the performance of their big data algorithms, which help drive real time decision-making that delivers the best content to their global audience.
Read more to learn how Tapjoy engineers opted for a cloud-based model to run their big data platform instead of bare metal, prioritizing agility and the ability to scale over bare metal performance.
Higher education has come under increasing scrutiny as never before due to rising costs, changes in future job requirements, and new forms of learning opportunities offered by non-traditional companies and institutions. Students and parents are rightfully questioning the value of higher education based on perceived outcomes as well as staggering student loans that in some cases could take a lifetime to pay back. While the value equation debate rages on, there is another phenomenon taking place. It is nothing short of a revolution regarding the advances in technology and how institutions of higher learning along with nontraditional organizations are utilizing these powerful new tools. These new tools include new mobile devices, enhanced and feature-rich learning management systems, data-feeding sensors, 3D printers, smart classrooms, smart buildings, and collaboration tools allowing students and faculty to collaborate just about anywhere face-to-face, virtually.
Mobile and virtualized workloads, cloud applications, big data, heterogeneous devices: they are all growing in your business, demanding previously unimagined capacity and performance from your servers and data center fabric. And that demand is not slacking. Your employees, applications, and competitive advantage increasingly depend on it. Those servers and applications need to be fed. And if you have not started planning for 40 gigabits per second (Gbps) to the server rack, you will need to soon.
IoT impacts every business. Mobile and the Internet of Things will change the types of devices that connect into a company’s systems. These newly connected devices will produce new types of data. The Internet of Things will help a business gain efficiencies, harness intelligence from a wide range of equipment, improve operations and increase customer satisfaction. IoT will also have a profound impact on people’s lives. It will improve public safety, transportation and healthcare with better information and faster communications of this information. While there are many ways that the Internet of Things could impact society and business, there are at least three major benefits of IOT that will impact every business, which include: communication, control and cost savings.
Read to learn more!
With a global monthly reach consisting of more than 500 million mobile users and billions of requests, Tapjoy historically relied heavily on their IT footprint. They needed an environment
that would allow them to accelerate the development and improve the performance of their big data algorithms, which help drive real time decision-making that delivers the best content to their global audience. Tapjoy engineers opted for a cloud-based model to run their big data platform instead of bare metal, prioritizing agility and the ability to scale over
bare metal performance.
Initially they deployed at AWS, but as the platform grew and their AWS costs increased, Tapjoy began to look for ways to better manage their growing public-cloud spend while increasing efficiency. They needed to do this without compromising the cloud experience they were giving their developers.
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