Consumers now expect to be able to access all services, both business and personal, from anywhere.
Mobility brings new challenges and new opportunities:
• Managing security on a device that can be anywhere
• Intermittent connectivity
• Personal and business applications on the one device
• Access to traditional desktop applications
• File and content access from anywhere
• Higher expectations of SLA’s
rhipe offers the following solutions for the mobile workplace:
XenApp, Xenfile and Sharefile offer core-hosted workplaces, mobile device management and mobile access to document stores respectively.
Azure AD Services for workspaces, ID and security management and the delivery of third party services with flexible licensing options for BYOD.
A complete suite of mobile friendly collaboration tools including OneDrive for Business, for secure and centrally managed file sharing.
Subscription based licensing to build core infrastructure as well as offering hosted applications.
Hosting of application stacks that support mobile workers e.g. Citrix NetScaler and optimisation services
Worry-free business security services to protect devices wherever they are. Supporting the mobile workforce without putting data at risk.
There are known IT issues that need to be addressed in order to provide the freedom of working to the employee and protect the business. For example, employee contracts need to cover areas such as working hours (is 9-5 realistic?), appropriate use of devices, who owns the number of the phone and the right to remote wipe BYOD devices. Not being able to access company services whilst mobile as an employee can be a serious business disadvantage. Therefore mobile strategy is relevant to all areas of a business:
Mobile computing is a key factor of modern business strategy.
Mobility extends the reach of assets and the costs and liabilities incurred.
If users are not supported by IT then they will access XaaS solutions directly.
Line of Business Managers
The days of only having access to computing resources when in the office are long gone.
Understanding this shift from technology to business led decision making and delivering solutions that are closely aligned to these three business outcomes will be key to the ongoing success of technology suppliers and cloud service providers.
Mobile device management
Secure document storage and content rights management
Provisioning of business applications everywhere: Refactoring and/or replacing