The number of mobile devices managed by enterprises
increased 72 percent from 2014 to 2015. This onslaught
of technology such as notebooks, smartphones, tablets,
watches and gadgets has transformed the way users work.
These devices provide users in just about every sector with
access to the information and tools they need to do their
jobs, wherever and whenever they need them. They’re free
to work at their desks, in conference rooms, while visiting
clients on the road or during a child’s baseball practice. They
can input data directly into a medical chart, an order form
or an inspection report, rather than doubling their work by
transcribing handwritten notes later in the day.
It’s no longer sufficient talk about the importance of mobility for IT-enabled operations. Instead, think about the concept of pervasive mobility, where the current generation of traditional devices like notebooks are augmented, and perhaps eventually replaced, by a new armada of consumer-class devices at the edge of the network. In fact, the bulk of information now being created and stored on corporate networks comes from notebooks, tablets and smartphones.