The next wave of mobility

Keeping people productive – wherever they work –
is key to succeeding in today’s business climate

3.25.16-Mobility-Tablets_BLOG-HeroA decade ago, road warriors were well equipped with a laptop and a BlackBerry. Their counterparts today expect worldwide connectivity to the Internet for their personal inventories of notebooks, tablets, and smartphones.

Of course, the need of mobility isn’t limited to road warriors. Even at the office, workers expect seamless transitions between wired and wireless networks as they move about with their devices.

Because users expect to be able to work in any location – and in whatever way they want to work – they will create workarounds if you don’t fill this need. If your mobile strategy has grown organically on an as-needed basis, it’s likely that you’re not meeting users’ needs. If that’s the case, you may be encouraging workers to get “creative” to achieve their business goals. That creativity could end up compromising the security of your network and your business.

The good news is that it’s getting easier to meet expectations. The bad news is that easy solutions are not always the best solutions.

Start with a Solutions Definition Workshop

Business mobility is not a one-size-fits-all solution. That’s why Zones Solution Definition Workshops are so successful. They allow us to surface key details about your infrastructure, your operations, your business goals, and the needs of your workforce.

The workshop follows a detailed discovery process encompassing internal and external components of your existing mobile strategy and infrastructure, as well as your goals for its future state.

Using a vendor-agnostic approach, we’ll review business use cases for applications and devices, and discuss possible BYOD and CYOD scenarios. As one of the nation’s largest IT solution providers, we maintain relationships with hundreds of device and networking equipment manufacturers as well as all major carriers. This vendor-agnostic orientation ensures that we develop a mobility plan that favors your business strategy.

In addition, your Solution Definition Workshop will provide security policy guidance and risk assessment information, as well as a review and discussion of relevant compliance and IT governance policies.

To schedule a Solution Definition Workshop or to speak with a mobility solution architect, reach out to your Zones account executive or call us at 800.408.ZONES.

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This article is excerpted from the Summer edition of Solutions by Zones. View the online edition.