Enterprise mobility is the term used to describe the extension of an organization’s modern tools and data to a workforce that more often than not outside the traditional physical boundaries of a business. It is the ability for workers to connect, operate, and conduct business seamlessly without regards to time or proximity of co-workers and customers. By leveraging the connectivity of the internet, the extension and migration of on-premises data and legacy applications to the cloud, coupled with deployment of modern cloud first applications, members of an organization can conduct their business anywhere, anytime, all the time.
Challenges of enterprise mobility
The result of this for an organization is that there are no boundaries for doing business. Productivity is no longer restrained by those traditional boundaries. However, the traditional means to protect applications, and ultimately the data, are no longer relevant with Enterprise Mobility. Regardless of the protections that can be enabled on the mobile devices, the organization’s data is ‘out there’ in the wild and no longer safe within the confines of a protected corporate network. Now an organization’s data is subject to loss, compromise and exposure to the bad guys and competitors.
Enterprise Mobility brings fantastic returns by breaking down the traditional barriers to conducting business but at substantial risk if the organization does not take the commensurate steps to protect its data.
To read more about enterprise mobility and protection in the cloud:
- Enterprise Mobility and Securing Digital Transformation
- Enhanced Data Protection with Windows 10
- Planning for a Mobile Workforce & Weighing Pros and Cons of Early Adoption
If you’re looking for an experienced technology partner to help you create your enterprise mobility solution, look no further than this!
First published April 2017