The Impact of Mobility on the Enterprise

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Mobility Is Changing the Industry

Advancements in technology and changes in consumer behavior are shifting the industry of mobile devices toward a form factor that is bigger than a phone but smaller than a tablet. A new category of mobile devices, Phablets, is emerging with a screen real estate between the two that is increasingly attractive to users as they consume more and more content on their mobile devices.

This trend will be accelerated by three factors. First, the development of peripherals – such as keyboards and monitors – allows for these devices to be docked at the office or at home and used like a traditional PC. Second, the introduction of productivity software such as Office on these devices enables them to serve as a substitute for laptops. Third, the continued boost in CPU horsepower and memory are quickly making these devices more capable in functioning as a replacement to the PC or laptop.

Mobility continues to have a profound impact on the enterprise. Smartphones and tablets have quickly become part of the corporate ecosystem. Improvements in wireless and cellular coverage are enabling us to be productive anywhere, anytime. Today's workforce is demanding flexibility to choose to work their own way including choices ranging from which devices they carry to the platform they want to use on their desktop or laptop.

We're seeing industry leaders acknowledge the need for technology flexibility and take action to adapt and move enterprise applications to mobile devices. These trends have had a huge impact in making companies realize the power of mobile and its key role in the new IT enterprise reality. Is your organization taking the right steps to prepare?

In this slideshow, Eric Reed, CTO, GE Capital, has identified mobile trends that are having a significant impact on today's organizations.

 

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