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Mobility: consumerised, commoditised & more important than ever

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Mobility is a key digital transformation pillar and growing user expectations, increasing reliance and security concerns are driving rapid deployment, according to Derek Cullen, Director, Enterprise Solutions in a recent TechPro Inside Track feature.

The mobile workforce is growing and so the demand for enterprise mobility management (EMM) solutions is increasing. EMM incorporates mobile device management (MDM), mobile application management (MAM), mobile security, and mobile content management (MCM)

Driving this rise in demand is continued growth of BYOD programmes, expectations of the mobile workforce, mobile apps, cybersecurity threats regulatory and compliance (GDPR) requirements.

The core goal of EMM solutions is to give insight into the applications and data being accessed by mobile devices, to limit potential risks and support corporate compliance which will enable the workforce to work securely and effectively.

Managing this is a challenge for IT departments and organisations are looking towards EMM as the solution of choice – whether it’s in the cloud, on premises or a hybrid option.

EMM solutions go far beyond traditional device management. Securing connected endpoints, managing mobile threats, and enabling workforce mobility is becoming critical.

Enterprise Solutions and Citrix has a long history of providing virtual desktops, virtual applications and virtual workspaces. Citrix XenMobile securely delivers business apps to any device, enhancing the user experience on BYOD or corporate devices, without compromising security.

Enabling transformation across industries

Citrix XenMobile also enables the configuring and management of applications and mobile devices that can be shared by multiple users and this is enabling transformation across industries.

In healthcare, patient care is improving as medical professionals gain secure, real-time access to medical records from any location, on any device. In the education sector, students have access to anytime, anywhere learning, whilst academics advance teaching methods with virtual labs hosted in public or private clouds.

In retail, customer engagement is increasing as staff have access to real-time product and inventory information. In construction and engineering, efficiencies are increasing as engineers, designers and external suppliers collaborate securely with high-performance, remote access to 3D models.

Key digital transformation pillar

Mobility is a key digital transformation pillar and choosing the right EMM solution is an important technology decision, given the number of employees using multiple devices and the importance of mobility to the business.

When evaluating an EMM solution, it is important that the platform meets the current needs of the organisation and its users, and supports future business requirements.

An EMM strategy enables the business to securely integrate and deliver business requirements including desktops, applications, devices, and file sync and share (FSS); and to boost employee productivity and connectivity.

Work is a thing we do; not a place we go. Citrix solutions securely enable complete workforce mobility on any device, from anywhere and at anytime!

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