Where will you conduct business today? Most likely you, your customers, and your employees will be working outside of the office. The trend of the traditional work week is quickly disappearing as a new work culture is developing. It is no longer necessary to spend eight hours in the office to put in a full-day's work.
With the latest trends in workforce flexibility, mobility and the blurring of personal and professional time, organizations need to support their staff by enabling them to be productive when the “work moment” occurs.
Organizations need to provide their employees with secure access to corporate resources at any time, from any device and from any location.
While business leaders are embracing increased workforce mobility, network administrators are struggling to protect their networks from new security threats, frequently making decisions about:
Also, how does the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend fit into all this? BYOD has become one of the most influential megatrends occurring in IT that requires extensive changes to the way network devices are used by employees and guests.
What is BYOD? Does it mean employees purchase, at their own expense the devices they use for work? Possibly, but the acronym BYOD is really about end users being able to use the computing and communication devices they choose to increase productivity and work-life balance. These can be devices purchased by the employer, employee, or both. BYOD means any device, with any ownership, used anywhere.
As shown in the diagram above, it’s hard to believe that one Gigabit/sec wireless network speeds are being delivered in 2013. Most wireless
networks were designed in the mid-2000’s to support 10% of the employee population.
And the only device connected to the wireless network was your laptop with one application, Exchange, pinging the Access Point every five minutes.
Today, companies need to design for 400% of the employee population. This is due to the increasing number of IP-enabled devices each employee may use to be productive.
These devices include Smartphone’s, tablets, laptops, and other devices that are connected to the network. And each of these devices may have over a dozen applications continually pinging the Access Points.
We frequently encounter below questions.
2020 Teknology offers complimentary mobility workshops and assessments to assist you with understanding the challenges BYOD poses and the business trends that are driving BYOD adoption.
Contact us to request a complimentary workshop and mobility assessment to see what it will take to enhance your network to address these questions and meeting your mobile business requirements.