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MobilityEver since BlackBerry rolled out its first smartphone in 2003, enterprise mobility solutions have been changing the way business gets done.

Over a decade later, the rapid adoption and evolution of business mobility in the workplace show no sign of stopping. In fact, research firm MarketsandMarkets estimates the BYOD and Enterprise Mobility market will grow at a 15% compound annual growth rate, reaching $181 billion by 2017.

While mobile devices – the smartphones, laptops and tablets we use – are the most visible components of an enterprise mobility solution, they are by no means the most important. Without a robust and secure enterprise mobility infrastructure in place, unmanaged or poorly managed iOS, Android, and Windows enabled devices can present a liability to the organization.

When designing a mobility solution, Zones brings together experts in every area of enterprise mobility to help you deploy one that not only provides maximum utility for users, but also enhances security and simplifies deployment.

The challenges of going mobile

Working with clients, the Zones Mobility Practice sees the many ways enterprise mobility initiatives challenge IT professionals, who find that they must cede control in several areas to implement mobility solutions.

The top challenge is the mobility skill of workers. Even when using personal systems, employees may not be aware of all the functionality, especially when it comes to security. The overall security of mobile devices is the greatest risk in enterprise mobility. A lost device is the most common type of incident, but mobile malware is slowly becoming a threat to consider, especially in the non-Samsung Android ecosystem. Aligning security awareness and user behavior in this area is critical.

To mitigate risk, companies must consider the support structure they provide for mobile workers. They should evaluate the extent of in-house support available, as well as the support tools they’ll use. While the most effective tool for mobile support is remote access, this also happens to be the tool with the lowest level of adoption. Your Zones account executive can put you in touch with solution architects and subject matter experts ready to help you sort through the options to select the best solution for your environment.

DaaS simplifies delivery and management

In the field, we see clients seeking to adjust the device delivery model. By adopting and migrating to a Desktop as a Service (DaaS) model, they can both flatten their annual cost and optimize the recognized value. Our DaaS solutions leverage a best-of-breed methodology that includes elements of ITIL, PMP guidelines, Six Sigma, LEAN & CoBIT influences. The DaaS Solution we’ll deliver works across all form factors and must be calibrated for the appropriate life cycle of the corresponding form factor.

Our ability to concentrate a complex delivery effort into a single-vendor experience is one of the most valuable benefits that Zones provides to our clients. In consolidating the data gathering, analysis, logistics, reporting and project coordination under one partner, your probability of meeting the project timelines increases from 50 percent to over 80 percent. By leveraging the agile model of local resources and command center deployment, clients benefit from cost savings on travel and expenses, while maximizing automation options.

To find out more about implementing a comprehensive mobility solution for your organization, call your Zones account executive or 800.408.ZONES.

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