Enterprise Mobility: How To Manage It All, In or Out of the Office
The 21st century workplace is not just built with brick and mortar. An increasing amount of employees may or may not have a desk in an office, but work offsite—at home or on the road. How they connect to do their jobs is through the cloud via mobile devices.
Everyone can now be the same virtual page with communication tools such as videoconferencing, email, and other collaboration services. Working outside of the office has become part of the normal way of doing business, increasing work productivity. What holds this all together as the overall digital structure of this mobile workplace is called enterprise mobility.
Enterprise mobility is primarily comprised of four areas:
- Employees—in the office or telecommuting
- Devices—smartphones, tablets, and laptop computers
- Data—documents, presentations, data backups, etc.
- Networking—Wireless networks, cloud computing, collaboration services, telephony