In this modern world, almost more than 50% of employees believe that they don’t need to be in office for productive works and almost 75% of employees would accept a more flexibility with lower paying jobs. The above scenario, Work anywhere anytime, increases distributed, mobile work force seeking information on the go and makes use of combined technologies to connect seamlessly with each other for knowledge sharing.
These new generation employees, who love to Work anywhere anytime, are multimedia savvy and socially connected. They bring mobile devices to their workplace and expect video to be part of their interaction with colleagues,customers and partners. The traditional “Office” is witnessing radical changes and the idea of being assigned to a desk and clocking in 9 to 5 everyday is rapidly becoming a thing of the past. Organizations are forced to break down the silos and borders that exists within and between their organization and outside world due to the mobility and changing workplace (Work anywhere anytime) experiences and expectations.
To access information, BYOD (Bring your own device) trend is empowering users to communicate effectively and allowing them to use the device they are comfortable with. Devices such as Smart phones, PDA’s and Tablets, which are equipped with social networking capabilities are important for the employees to stay connected to their personal network and as well as to the corporate network, which assigns role based connectivity. BYOD is especially useful for executives, who spend lot of time on the field as it helps to connect with clients and colleagues in office, on the road, in the coffee shop and most importantly at home and there you go… Work anywhere anytime!
New usage models and business practice changes demands IT Support for a wider array of devices, operating systems and applications as there is increase in user’s choice of devices and as well as employees to Work anywhere anytime. So, there is pressure on IT to meet the demands of this dynamic workforce, both in terms of security challenge and service delivery as mobility is becoming extremely pervasive in Organizations. These organizations require a new architecture (model) that helps to deliver user services and maintain corporate security as the data and the applications no longer resides inside enterprise walls and networks.
Businesses expect IT to implement the capabilities require to support continuously new initiatives apart from ensuring scalability and adherences to green revolutions. They seek IT architectures which in corporates new network technologies and allows customers, employees and partners to connect and Work anywhere anytime from any devices in such a way that the communications are seamless, secure and reliable. The network becomes critical to accelerate decision-making and facilitating innovations as adaptability becomes a required assets.
Technology is being applied effectively, upgraded constantly and implemented efficiently to ensure user satisfaction as the workplace trends changes and becomes border less. It is important to deploy wide spread architectures (cloud, virtualization) that come with system capabilities to facilitate video, mobility and security; which in turn enable business innovation, accelerate workplace transformation and promotes operational excellence – Work anywhere anytime!