Today's enterprise IT department faces a number of conflicting trends. On the one hand, they must be flexible and agile enough to change as the business that they support changes. This flexibility goes beyond simply facilitating user access from the corporate LAN; needs are changing every day, as more and more businesses become decentralized and as users demand the ability to work from any place, at any time. These trends are transforming work from a place that users go to a thing that users do.
As enterprises continue to become more and more distributed and remote offices performing critical functions continues to shrink, reliable access to the central office and cloud applications, as well as secure Internet access for online applications and resources and support for BYO devices, is paramount. Changing the requirements from the beginning of a project to account for mobility and cloud technology trends is the key to successful branch office and remote teleworker deployments.