One of the most dramatic shifts in enterprise computing has been the phenomenon known as BYOD (Bring Your Own Device). On one hand, the fact that employees are willing to use their own mobile devices to do company business is a win-win for everybody. On the other hand, now you’ve got employees accessing the company network from, well…anywhere.
As an article in NetworkWorld puts it, “The future of end user computing is here today… and it’s in your pocket. And your house, your office, and your favorite seat on the 8 a.m. train. It’s wherever you are.”
In other words, if there’s one key trend that is affecting the workplace, it’s that the workplace itself is fast becoming history. Not only do workers want to be able to work from wherever, they want to use the devices and the applications of their choosing. Here is a look at three ways the industry is addressing the IT challenges of the mobile enterprise.