Technological innovation has accelerated and diversified significantly in the past two decades, especially since manufacturers and designers recognized the value of the Internet with respect to digital devices. In a relatively short period of time, though, smartphones, tablets, portable computers and wearable devices have forever changed the ways in which organizations operate - as well as where - for the better in many ways.
By Mike Anastasakis, Systems Engineer at Scalar.
By Neil Bunn, Solution Architect
The IT sector has rapidly become one of the most complex and important focus areas in virtually every region throughout the world, especially as it includes data management and sharing, telecommunications, multimedia and much more. As organizations continue to try and stay ahead of a variety of trends, such as cloud computing, big data and enterprise mobility, all eyes are on 2014 to see how some of these emerging shifts will play out.
The bring-your-own-device trend has caused a variety of dramatic shifts in the enterprise landscape, as well as among public sector organizations. Businesses and governments are increasingly turning to BYOD as a method of driving operational efficiency, employee engagement and organizational productivity, while decision-makers have scrambled to ensure mobility security is sustained throughout the launch of the projects.
Enterprises have the increasingly complex responsibility of balancing between corporate security and privacy protection, while these two components have converged in recent years. For example, when launching a bring your own device (BYOD) policy, enterprises need to focus on mobility security, while not monitoring private use of the smartphones and tablets unnecessarily.
We've been out and about the last month at a number of shows in Ontario and BC - Cisco Networkers, CANHEIT, MISA, BCnet, IT4BC and VMware Forum. It's great to get out and flex our tech muscles with the IT community! Here's a couple of little videos from some of the shows - Ian Forbes at VMware forum showing how easy it is to provision storage with EMC and VMware, and Dhiva Navaratnam at Networkers chatting to Cisco's Warren Ross about Scalar, VDI and cloud. Enjoy!
Author: Dhiva Navaratnam
Principal Consultant for DDI Solutions