The major forces driving BYOD are adoption of cloud infrastructure, decrease in hardware costs, growth of mobile workforce, and increase in smart phones with major barrier being compliance issues and associated security risks - Vik Mehta CEO, VastEdge
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Santa Clara, CA and Williamsville, NY (PRWEB) September 10, 2014
Enterprise mobility is a revolutionizing move forward to accelerate business processes and achieve higher gains by empowering a workforce with mobile devices and cloud technologies to become more productive.
Marketscape: As per recent research by Markets and Markets, the BYOD (bring your own device) market will increase to $181 billion by 2017, and 50% of employers will require employees to use their own devices for work by 2017 as per Gartner BYOD research. As per a survey conducted by networkworldmagazine.com, three-quarters of businesses are expected to increase efficiency through mobile computing, and a full 73% actually realized that gain. The survey results indicated that 31% of the IT staff at their organizations are involved in some way with managing mobile computing and 50% said it was challenging as there are no set processes for BYOD (especially for security). The Global BYOD Security market is forecasted to grow at a CAGR of 31.95% over the period 2013-2018 as per reportsnreports.com.
Results of the Citrix Bring-Your-Own (BYO) Index found that obtaining and retaining top grade talent, the ever-increasing high worker productivity, mobility, increased employee satisfaction, and streamlining IT costs are the primary drivers of BYO adoption.
Mobility has opened a new consumer-centric approach to design and usability in the IT universe. It has enabled IT departments to integrate systems, develop applications, oversee security, handle BYOD, and manage expectations.
This trend addresses two key challenges: security and device management. Business information is always secure when IT centrally manages and secures desktops, applications, and data in the datacenter. Even when data is stored on the device it can still be remotely erased when the device is lost or stolen. Desktop virtualization makes it possible for IT to partition business and personal data on a device.
Additionally, On-boarding of new devices or bringing a new device onto the network for the first time has become rather simple with minimal IT intervention, especially for devices brought by employees. Updates can be pushed onto the on-board devices by IT, as required.
BYOD handles a surprisingly common scenario of many copies of very similar or even identical data being stored on a single disk efficiently. It allows Storage-based data deduplication which brings down the amount of storage needed for a given set of files. Due to reduced storage requirements companies can define centrally organized data storage trees.
Hybrid Cloud in Enterprise mobility allows an organization to maximize its efficiency by employing public cloud services for all non-sensitive operations and private cloud services for critical processes. However this hybrid cloud approach requires all platforms to be seamlessly integrated with appropriate security policies in place.
BYOD enables organizations to maintain a remote workforce which results in better quality talent acquisition as well as lower payroll and infrastructure costs (more than 50% remote workforce). Also, the scope for near-shore IT sourcing reduces IT outsourcing risks and saves travel costs too.
The proliferation of smart devices in the workplace is making mobility a tight rope walk, creating frictions within the corporate IT departments. The worries are numerous: security risks, complexity of support, cost, limited IT budget, and enterprise integration challenges. Other hiccups like unauthorized access to corporate resources/leakages, and maliciously planted ad malware also pose some serious challenges. The heat is definitely on in the IT sector.
VastEdge is a forward looking agile organization that has partnered with Citrix; a leader in mobility management. This unique partnership provides end to end mobility solutions to their customers in areas such as infrastructure, design, and implementation services. This mobility will empower people to work and collaborate from anywhere, securely accessing data on any of the latest devices. The partnership will benefit organizations of all sizes in achieving speed and flexibility.
“There are two reasons that BYO is being embraced within organizations,” stated Mick Hollison, vice president, Desktop Marketing & Strategy, for Citrix. “There are those that are using BYO to keep up with the rapid consumerization of enterprise IT and then there are forward-thinking CIOs who have embraced BYO as a way to attract the best talent, encourage a flexible working environment and raise productivity levels.”
VastEdge is a company with experience in working with medium and enterprise clients with a global presence. Along with having a strong, highly qualified, and experienced team they are also one of the fastest growing companies in the United States. The organization provides customized solutions that are tailored to meet customer demands and requirements.
VastEdge delivers a wide spectrum of agile technology services to organizations which enables those organizations to adapt to dramatic changes in consumer requirements and current business models. Integration of Vast Edge’s technology expertise and industry insights helps organizations to easily transform their strategic business agendas into collaborative IT solutions. Together with Vastedge, you can see your organization consolidate and gather speed with efficiency. The virtual mobility wave has just taken off and it’s a long ride ahead. Choose your partner right.