In the past, a company may have issued a sales rep with a Windows-based notebook computer with standard software installed on its hard drive. Today, that same rep may demand access to corporate data and applications from a personally owned BlackBerry smartphone or Apple iPad tablet. The result is that there will be a mix of mobile devices in use in any organisation, making it difficult for the IT department to take charge of policy and security.
Ideally, they need to put in place frameworks that are independent of any mobile device type to give end-users flexibility, as well as cater for evolution in mobile standards and platforms. Mathen points out that Dimension Data and its Internet Solutions (IS) subsidiary offer clients the products and technologies they need to implement and mobilise their businesses.
These range from cellular and Wi-Fi connectivity to mobile device management tools, networking infrastructure and information security services. These offerings are underpinned by consulting, implementation and support services that help clients deploy mobile applications that address their business needs.
Dimension Data is helping clients to roll out their mobile strategies with its Enterprise Mobility Framework, which covers the four key pillars of mobility: connectivity, applications, operational support and security. Connectivity encompasses how users will access the corporate network when they are away from their desks.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at Financial MailSimilar Stories