Mobility at the edge of the network: Do your end users have connectivity … everywhere?
With pervasive Wi-Fi and Internet, we all seem to take one thing for granted: connectivity.
The network, whether wired or wireless, has to be evolved to support mobility, flexibility, and productivity. Without it, I believe, a seamless end-user experience is gone.
Our recent Mobile Workforce Report (MWR) puts the rise of enterprise mobility under the spotlight and shows the focus companies are placing on their end-user computing strategies. It shows the critical milestones CIOs must take in the end-user computing journey. I’d like to highlight the importance of the network in connectivity.
As networks move from traditional architectures to predominantly wireless networks, you have to allow remote access control and validation at the edge of the network to give the user a great experience.
More than anything else, it’s how users want to access applications that’s shaping the way networks operate in today’s organisations.
With the explosion of the Internet of Things (IoT), your employees always want more access to hyper-connected environments for a more immersive experience. From wireless meeting rooms that don’t rely on cables in the office to having your car’s GPS sync with your mobile device to direct you to a business meeting, people want to have technology that simplifies their lives and allows them to work seamlessly.
However for this to happen, your network has to have a layer of abstraction underneath it to become intelligent enough to support an explosion of new devices and connectivity at multiple endpoints.
Is your network ready to support your end-user computing and mobility strategy of the future?