Mobilizing Your Workforce: Security and Beyond

by Peter_vdL Motorola on 01-03-2012 10:49 AM - last edited on 01-06-2012 04:33 PM by Community Manager

Recently, I spoke with a couple of Motorola Mobility colleagues, Walt Oswald, CIO, and Jason Ruger, Sr.  Director of IT Strategy and Security.  Walt and Jason shared their thoughts on trends in mobilizing the workforce. Today’s mobile platforms are more powerful and capable than ever. Mobile devices are light-weight, and easier to carry than a laptop; they have fast processors, and large amounts of storage.  The majority of mobile devices run modern and sophisticated Unix-based operating systems.  Walt and Jason described how these factors influence mobile computing at work, and they define the increasingly common “consumerization of IT”.   That term refers to employees demanding IT support at work for the same tools and apps that they use in their personal life: smartphones, tablets, social networking, blogs and wikis, video, and so on.  

At Motorola Mobility, IT supports and enables employees who bring their personal edge technology into the enterprise. Employees like choosing which devices they use.  And they like the flexibility of working from home when possible. Everyone is a little more connected and a little more productive.  Our IT team ensures that mobile data remains secure data, even when it is accessed from outside the company firewall.  Jason discusses some of the ways his team ensures secure access to company data in the cloud.  

Watch the video below to learn more about consumerization of IT, and building and deploying secure mobile enterprise apps on the Android platform.

Peter van der Linden
Android Technology Evangelist

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