Feature article: Find out how cloud computing and virtualization are changing the face of IT support (266 Views)
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Feature article: Find out how cloud computing and virtualization are changing the face of IT support

Make sure your IT organization is prepared for applications up in the cloud and workers reaching them on personal devices. The pervasiveness of devices such as smartphones is fueling users' need for instant gratification. In addition to using these tools to manage their social lives, users also want to use them to access their work applications. Work has become a 24/7 pursuit and the separation of IT for business and pleasure has blurred.

HP’s recently announced  “personal cloud” capability would make this instant gratification a reality, enabling workers to access work applications easily from their personal devices. But what does this mean for IT pros, who are required to support these workplace expectations?

The consumerization of IT impacts your organization and its IT department in many ways. Here are three issues you need to think about:

1. Security — Will you be able to innovate to keep your company’s applications secure?

2. Flexibility — Can you adapt to accommodate an increasingly mobile workforce?

3. Productivity — Will unmanaged interruptions keep would-be productive workers preoccupied?

 

Read the feature to learn more.

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