BYOD is symbolic of the change in how employees collaborate
BYOD represents a new model of media consumption and collaboration
Virtualized data centers, convergence and network transformation is a user centric shift
Mobile collaboration means more than just unified communications
The "bring your own device" trend illustrates the importance of transformation agents and how they are beginning to change the way organizations and employees collaborate.
The reality that employees are bringing their personal smart phones and tablets into the enterprise space for professional use is well documented. So are the issues they create for IT. But the transformation of how we all communicate and collaborate is not limited to BYOD. The "bring your own device" trend is merely a symptom of something bigger. A new model of consumption, communication and collaboration.
In the new PC era, the right media for a user is available anywhere, any time, on any device. And, the benefits to a global, mobile workforce are significant as they can collaborate faster and more effectively with a full choice of tools.
When well understood and addressed, a BYOD strategy offers strategic benefits to each level of the organization:
BYOD is a symptom of a fundamental shift in the way employees access, consume and interact with content and applications. It is also predictive of virtualized data centers, transformation of the networks that control and provide access to content and applications, and hosted IT service models that are no longer device centric, but rather user centric
Collaboration and mobility initiatives are priorities
Another benefit from supporting BYOD is the acceleration of collaboration among employees. Unified communications has been around for a while, but true, device independent virtual collaboration is only now a reality.
The enterprise network delivering these applications and services will also transform. The network is becoming more intelligent, intuitive and adaptive. It’s capable of prioritizing critical enterprise traffic to deliver it at the appropriate level required to support communications.
Most importantly, the architecture of the enterprise network is evolving. A more dynamic architecture enables new application and traffic delivery models, optimizing the productivity of end users at all times.