There are so many challenges to address with a growing mobile workforce and small and midsize businesses with few IT staff are faced with addressing these challenges as “incoming” – one offs – one at a time requests. It’s like trying to plug the hole in the dyke to prevent a flood just as the water shifts to the next available outlet – another challenge, another leak, another temporary solution.
As a first step clarify your mobile IT strategy
Have you taken the time to think through your end-to-end mobile strategy and how to shore up your existing IT (servers, storage and networking) to support a growing mobile workforce? The sheer explosion of “human information” (audio, video, text generated by your employees) coming into the business as “unstructured data” and the wireless bandwidth support requirements for rich media and streaming video with wired speeds are issues that need to be addressed. OK … These are the easy issues to manage and HP has solutions for you here – by increasing the storage capacity of our X5000 storage solution and offering an 802.11n module for our MSR router series we have the means to help you address both the explosion of unstructured data and the wireless bandwidth requirements.
But what about having confidential company data sitting on employee devices that are neither password protected or rarely get backed up? Even as an IT manager, how often do you back up your personal mobile device – the one you also use for work? As an IT manager of a small or midsize business you are no doubt faced with the sheer volume of your growing mobile workforce and how you will ensure private company data does not end up on the various personal devices your employees are using for work?
Your company might be implementing a cloud service and these are accessible anytime, anywhere, from any device – but what about those core on-premise applications you also want to make available?
Placing the emphasis on permanent IT solutions
Ready to take eliminate the temporary fixes: HP Client Virtualization SMB with VMware View – this solution enables your mobile employees to access your business critical applications from their mobile device, securely and no company data ends up on the device. Further if your employees switch between a smart phone, tablet or notebook to access business apps running on the server in your business – they get their same profile. This solution is designed on the HP ProLiant DL380p Gen 8 server to support a range of workloads. To support your move to HP Client Virtualization SMB with VMware View HP is also offering a Client Virtualization Analysis and Modeling service so you have the data you need to determine which applications are ideal to virtualize based on modeling individual desktop application use.
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