In little more than a decade, mobile has developed from a simple portable voice and text platform into the baseline model for 21st Century computing and rich-media communications. More than that, it's a preference, a way of life, a new way to do business...
For the new generation of digital-native 'millennials' – ambitious young people who've grown up with the internet and mobile comms – mobility is the norm, rather than the desktop, the office cubicle and 9-to-5 working; for millennials mobility equals flexibility, the ability to work, network and communicate whenever and wherever they need to.
For IT decision-makers, team leaders, and other tech professionals, mobile is both an opportunity and a threat: an opportunity to get close to those employees, customers and partners for whom mobility is the clear choice, and a threat if they fail to act strategically to support business aims.
Failure to embrace mobility and flexible working means that employees will increasingly make their own IT decisions, mixing and matching whatever technologies help them to do their jobs. And worse for IT managers and business leaders, they'll soon look elsewhere for employment opportunities.
Investing in mobile is an investment in the future, but IT professionals need to learn how to manage and secure enterprise communications for a more flexible world of apps, location-based services, BYOD schemes, and 24x7 network access.
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