Unleashing enterprise mobility
Technology Forecast: Unleashing enterprise mobility examines how the current generation of smart handhelds implies more opportunities for enterprises than might be obvious at first glance.
The smartest handhelds today offer the same power as a 1980s Cray supercomputer. Just as importantly, they can tap into the cloud and will be able to do so in a more secure way soon.
In the always-on, Post-PC era, early adopters are using their phones and tablets to become an integrated part of the information landscape. This is the beginning of the realization of a cybernetic vision in which humans and their devices, wherever they are, are both part of a more integrated whole.
The new smartphones and tablets take advantage of new classes of applications that allow easier use of knowledge and information sources on the public Web. The best of these applications can improve processes incrementally.
How do enterprises turn what has been a consumer trend in smart handhelds to their long-term advantage? The first step is to understand how the workforce is changing.