Enterprise mobility solutions

Could Cloud be the Answer to Enterprise Mobility?

Many trends have forced a paradigm shift on enterprise IT organisations: the proliferation of mobile devices, widespread cheap and fast internet access and the growing ‘bring your own device’ (BYOD) or ‘work from anywhere’ mindset.

It seems like just yesterday that IT organisations were enforcing standard operating environments (SOEs) and centralising the management of devices to lock down permitted applications, functionality and data access. How the pendulum has swung!

Now operating environments are anything but standard. IT organisations have no choice but to provide secure access to business systems and data, enabling productivity without compromising security.

But how do you effectively manage organisational risk?

Security for mobile access to corporate systems is required at four levels:

  • User
  • Device
  • Application
  • Data.

How each of these is managed depends on your infrastructure and tools. A good place to start is by asking the following questions:

  • Are your users currently managed using defined ICT service management processes, with the ability to define policy-based permissions?
  • Do your users access corporate systems using their own devices, or only corporately owned devices? What devices are supported?
  • Are your applications hosted internally, in a datacentre, or in the cloud?
  • At what level of granularity do you need to protect your data?
  • Do you have a platform in place that supports mobility solutions, or do you need to explore the suitability of different platforms for your organisation?

Depending on your answers to these and your current infrastructure, the transition to offering mobility solutions may require preliminary work. For example, rather than undertaking extensive work to provide secure remote access to on-premise equipment with installation-based licensing, it might be more cost- and time-effective to move to a cloud solution with a consumption-based licensing model.

Once you have defined your mobility objectives, a structured approach to identifying the users, devices and applications to be supported will ensure that you can effectively plan and implement your mobility strategy, putting in place the policies, processes, tools and infrastructure required to enable new and efficient ways to access information.

At Data#3, we’ve identified five distinct domains which must be addressed as part of your solution to successfully manage mobile devices within a corporate environment. These are ICT Service Management, Security, Device Management, Application Access and Datacentre Infrastructure. If you need a hand with the process of defining your needs and identifying appropriate solutions, a Data#3 mobility solutions assessment considers your current state against 10 categories based on best practice standards for network infrastructure and IT teams, to help you start planning.

With platform planning in place, your rollout of mobility solutions can be progressive – as one application or data set is ready for access, it can be offered across approved networks to authorised users and devices.

For more information, visit: https://data3.com/solutions/mobility/


Tags: Cloud Computing, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), Cloud, Mobility


Subscribe to our blog


2020 Global Networking Trends Report
2020 Global Networking Trends Report:
See what’s next in networking

Advances in technology and automation are changing the face of the network model. With 42% annual growth in business mobile…

Data#3 Achieves Dell Technologies Global Transformational Partner Award

Leading Australian technology services and solutions provider, Data#3, today announced that it has been recognised by Dell Technologies with…

Data#3 Secures Elite Microsoft Partner Distinction, Achieves Azure Expert Managed Services Provider Certification

Leading Australian technology services and solutions provider, Data#3, today announced that it has been selected as one of only four…

Customer Story: Fiji National Provident Fund

Fiji National Provident Fund Gains Visibility of Devices and Software Licenses   Objective To better manage its Microsoft licenses, the…

Video Resources
Cisco Intersight Video Resources

Managing the complexity of data centre infrastructure is an ongoing challenge for IT teams. Unfortunately, many on-premises tools fail to…

Customer Story: A Digital Transformation Story

Digital Transformation solution helps staff serve their community Objective The customer organisation utilised a range of operating systems across the business,…

JuiceIT Digital 2020 Digest
JuiceIT Digital 2020 Digest | Edition 4

The 5 Things that Remain Unchanged for IT Leaders Post-COVID Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr wrote in 1849, ‘plus ça change, plus…

JuiceIT Digital 2020 Digest
JuiceIT Digital 2020 Digest | Edition 3

Out of the Shadows: Getting Clarity with Your Post-COVID IT Landscape Imagine trying to establish strong security in your home,…