Recently, I was walking my dog, Remi, around a lake and park area and noticed a family of four doing the same. As I got closer, I observed they were all looking at their smartphones while walking. I followed them for some time and noticed they never communicated with one another but kept their attention on their screens.
Gallupâ€™s 2017 State of the American Workplace report notes that just 33% of workers in the U.S. are engaged at work. As organizations look for ways to increase engagement and boost productivity, all while keeping data management and security at the forefront of their efforts, itâ€™s clear that modern management is essential for ongoing success.
The advancement of technology and the current pace of conducting business have changed the way we think about solving problems. Todayâ€™s premier IT leaders are constantly challenged with identifying and eliminating siloed solutions. Meanwhile, they are looking to find and/or develop programs, applications and other technologies that are robust and easy to integrate, and that handle everything from systematizing operations and streamlining functionality to accomplishing multiple tasks at once. In other words, theyâ€™re looking for the â€śdigitalâ€ť Swiss Army knife.
The evolution of technology has created an environment rife with choice. Whether maximizing the value of your Amazon Prime account or keeping your contacts up to speed on social media, weâ€™re constantly faced with making decisions about what to buy, what to share â€¦ and what device we want to use when completing these activities. Unfortunately for todayâ€™s IT teams, choice has led to the common challenge of determining how to manage multiple operating systems simultaneously â€” while eliminating the headache and cost traditionally associated with doing so.
To kick off the New Year, I am thrilled to have had an opportunity to share my predictions for the direction of enterprise mobility in 2018 with our friends at Enterprise Mobility Exchange. Thanks to Jason for this great opportunity, and cheers to a safe, productive year ahead!
In looking back, this year has been an interesting one for mobility. Given the amount of time the concept of data security has spent in the news cycle (Equifax breach, anyone?), itâ€™s starting to become top of mind for a growing number of organizations. And Iâ€™m not just referring to big business. Recent research has underscored the importance of mobile security in small businesses, and opened discussions about this IT priority for some who had never previously considered themselves a target for cyber criminals. Meanwhile, leading solutions providers like VMware continue to innovate and find new ways to meet such business demands.