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Logicalis proposes process for proactive mobility strategy

Logicalis proposes process for proactive mobility strategy

Claims a five-step process in mobility trumps reactive BYOD solutions

The demand for proactive mobility strategy is toppling the demand for reactive bring-your-own-device (BYOD) point solutions, according to managed services provider (MSP), Logicalis.

Logicalis claims technologies should be chosen to fit policies, rather than building policies around select technologies.

It proposes five steps to approach the growth challenges and opportunities for a proactive mobility strategy, which includes enabling employees in different departments, roles and locations to use numerous devices, applications, data, and content securely.

The strategy allows employees to work ‘natively’ while remaining on-task through technology applications, devices, and data for insights and automation, the company said in a statement.

The process also involves formulating a strategy by gathering business requirements for now, and if possible, the next one to three years.

Step one includes developing policies needed to implement a solution to meet those requirements, which should incorporate human resources, legal, security, and usage.

The second step is concerned with the network and the aim of unified access to transform wired and wireless networks into a converged infrastructure for simplicity, intelligence, consistency, and scale.

Logicalis said mobile device management (MDM) is the third step as it gives the CIO a means of addressing the management and control of both corporate and non-corporate owned devices across the primary platforms.

Step four involves the ability to deliver apps and data in a user-centric way.

This is followed by the services layer which consists of solutions that can be overlayed on a mobility-enabled network. These comprise virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and BYOD.

Logicalis claims its approach recognises various stakeholders, as well as considering user, IT team, and security expectations.

Logicalis marketing director, Oliver Descoeudres, said, “Last year, six out of ten customer and prospect conversations were around BYOD where now easily nine out of ten people are proactively requesting strategic counsel on mobility as part of an operational productivity strategy.

The focus on device ownership is somewhat misplaced given the spotlight should be on the value, processes and outcomes the device and its contents actually enable, but we see that the conversation on BYOD has essentially served as an interim step to where it needs to be,” he added.

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