Mobility has taken a premium seat in recent conversations around modern productivity, and work today has come to be defined by what we do, not where we go. Driven by sophisticated mobile technology coupled with cloud-enabled anytime, anywhere access to work, employees are more mobile today than they have ever been. What does this mean for the enterprise?How does enterprise mobility contribute to business agility, competitive advantage and productivity?
The emergence of cloud-powered applications that can be leveraged on any device to get work done anywhere has had a massive impact on enterprise mobility. According to the 2014 CEB IT Impact Report on “Five Key Findings on Driving Employee Productivity,” 50% of employees report being expected to get work done no matter where they are. However, 61% of employees believe that IT is ineffective at helping them be fully productive.
This vast discrepancy has created a challenge — and opportunity — for enterprise technology to bridge the gap between the growing culture of mobility and the ability for IT to fully support and empower mobile workers to be productive no matter where they are.
Microsoft, in response to this need, developed and continues to expand and improve its Office 365 offering, a collection of sophisticated technologies, powered by the cloud, that support this new workstyle. CEO of Microsoft Satya Nadella’s often-quoted vision of “mobile-first, cloud-first” has been made evident in all of Microsoft’s latest updates and releases, most of all in one of its most recent offerings: Enterprise Mobility Suite, a suite of powerful Microsoft solutions, combined into three categories, which serve to enable effective enterprise mobility without sacrificing security:
- Identity and Access Management with Azure Active Directory provides a single sign-on experience to thousands of cloud services such as Office 365, and Microsoft Intune – on nearly every device and with many browsers.
- Mobile Device Management (MDM) and Mobile Applications Management (MAM) are enabled by a rich standards-based platform, Microsoft Intune, that allows developers to deliver authentication and access control to their applications, based on organization rules and security policies. Other offerings include multifactor authentication (MFA), system center configuration manager, SSPR / password reset portal setup, desktop virtualization and more.
- Information Protection with Microsoft Azure Rights Management (RMS) uses encryption, identity, and authorization policies to help secure your files and email, and it works across multiple devices—phones, tablets, and PCs.
In essence, Office 365 provides collaboration tools to empower employees to be productive wherever they are, and Enterprise Mobility Suite provides the security and control to allow to support this new way of working.
SADA Systems’ role, as a Microsoft National Solutions Provider with decades of experience in strategic IT solutions, is to provide expert product knowledge and insights around each EMS solution, discovering which solutions fit our clients’ needs and solve their unique business challenges.
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