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How IT departments can enable the digital workforce

How IT departments can enable the digital workforce

Mobile

With mobile now an essential tool for employees, IT departments are quickly fostering the digital workforce while securing company apps and data. But as it goes with any technological shift, things are never that simple. The combination of the cloud and the Internet of Things (IoT) are starting to affect the mobile experience for employees. Forward-thinking IT teams recognize this convergence, and are developing policies that include governance across all platforms and devices. Meanwhile, they’re providing…  MORE

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The mobile experience has become our default method for communicating, learning and gathering information. In fact, our devices are such a “regular” and constant part of life that one day soon we won’t even use the term “mobile.” That day will be brought forth by a number of innovations and changes. First is the inevitable rise of Virtual Reality (VR), which will push mobile to a new level. The mainstreaming of VR will be heavily…  MORE

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The next time you use your favorite mobile app to order food or check the score of the game, keep in mind that your personal data may not be safe. Ever since the dawn of the world wide web, security has been a major issue. And as usage and ecommerce grew in scale, those security problems exploded exponentially. Today, a firmly entrenched Internet security industry, composed of companies and consultants, is here to help keep…  MORE

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A lot of us assume that the wi-fi we pay for is the best we can get. If the service provider tells us it’s the fastest they offer, we accept it on face value. But what we believe about service providers isn’t always the truth. These days, there’s no reason you need to accept slow wi-fi, especially with that substantial check you write each month. Here are some tricks to boost performance. Don’t forget about…  MORE

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If you work in an office, you’ve probably had an experience like this: You’re rushing to a meeting and try to send a file to a prospect or colleague with your smart phone, but it’s not working. That darn inconsistent wireless connectivity has struck again. You have to go to just the right spot in the hallway or corner or kitchen to sync up. Stand there, hold still and hope for a connection. Fortunately, that…  MORE

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With your company’s workforce pretty much on their smartphones and tablets all the time, they’re now a mobile workforce. That’s where IT professionals have to consider the benefits of enterprise mobility. We understand that executing a smart enterprise mobility strategy can be easier said than done; it can take a lot of time to get it right. But it’s worth all the late night meetings and empty pizza boxes. Your company’s workforce gets safe, 24/7…  MORE

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