By Lisa A. Wolfe HP worldwide SMB Marketing & Strategy Leader
The mobility trend is here to stay. Gartner forecasts that by 2014 there will be more than 70 billion mobile application downloads from app stores every year.* No surprise here—but do expect a shift from consumer to business focus, supported by business app stores.
Of course, simplified access to all these new applications brings the data explosion challenge right along with it. At the same time, your employees want access these applications and data from any device—smartphone, tablet, notebook or whatever the latest device might be in the future.
3 key questions—with answers that come with integrated IT solutions for SMBs
Without a doubt, this mobility trend will change IT in your small or medium-size business. Act now and seize the opportunity to make the most of the associated productivity gains that can help your business grow. But first ask yourself:
1. How do you capitalize the productivity gains of a mobile workforce?
2. How do you ensure data security and the right amount of application access and data oversight?
3. How do you provide your employees mobile access while keeping your IT infrastructure simple to manage and secure?
The answer lies beyond just the device. Because it’s really about the network and the infrastructure that makes the device, the apps and the data work. Without a reliable, secure infrastructure the device can’t access anything, the application won’t be available and the data will be lost.
Today, we are announcing simple IT network and infrastructure products and solutions to help your small and medium business to prepare for the application and data demands of your mobile workforce.
*Source: Gartner Report: Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2012, Feb. 2012