Seriously, get out of the Intranet business and upload your corporate #apps and #data to the #cloud to better serve your #mobile users.
The advent of local area networks (LANs) and computers acting as server nodes led to the concept of the corporate network. It began with file shares and print servers that everyone on the network could access from their PC. Over time, these servers became adept at running their own applications which took us to the client/server era. When the web exploded in the mid-1990s, these computers hosted web servers and a private version of the Internet was born called the Intranet. Since then, most companies have built out hundreds of internal web sites and portals to serve the needs of their employees. As employees became more mobile, secure remote access technologies were created to allow them to get inside. It’s time to turn things inside out.
Today, your trusted corporate network secured by perimeter devices such as firewalls is no more secure than the cloud. In the cloud, corporate data and applications can be accessed from anywhere on any device based on an employee’s identity. Multifactor authentication against cloud directories layered with secured connections and devices grants employees fine-grained access to different enterprise resources. Along the way it eliminates conventional virtual private network connections into the corporate network. Cloud storage, RAM, and CPU can drive enterprise workloads that would be cost prohibitive and slow to provision on-premises. Purchasing, provisioning, maintaining and securing an Intranet is a thing of the past.
Reduce risk and cut expenses by moving Intranet assets to a secure cloud you no longer have to manage yourself. How much progress has your organization made in migrating to the cloud?
Learn how to digitally transform your company in my newest book, “Mobile Strategies for Business: 50 Actionable Insights to Digitally Transform your Business.”
I’m pleased to announce that my newest #book, “Mobile Strategies for Business: 50 Actionable Insights to Digitally Transform Your Business” is now available. #mobile
Mobile Strategies for Business is the first book to clearly explain how executives can digitally transform their organization through a simple, step-by-step process.
The mobile tidal wave has permanently transformed the consumer world and now it’s washing up on the shores of the enterprise. This drives the need for an enterprise mobile strategy to mobilize existing applications, modernize infrastructures, build new apps for employees and customers, and bring order to your environment via enterprise mobility management. Mobile Strategies for Business guides you through this transformation and drives positive outcomes including reducing expenses, improving employee productivity, increasing revenue, boosting user engagement and reducing risk.
Based on the top 50 most important enterprise mobility concepts spanning four major topic areas, Mobile Strategies for Business is the first book to clearly explain how to digitally transform your business through a simple, step-by-step process.
You’ll learn how to address the following organizational challenges:
How to transform IT infrastructures that are wholly unprepared to deliver on the promise of Mobile and IoT for employees and customers. Learn how to enhance performance, scalability, bandwidth and security to support today’s mobile and cloud workloads.
How to reconcile the convergence of the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) phenomenon and the need to keep corporate data secure. Learn how to support the flexible work styles of your mobile employees while keeping everything safe.
How to migrate the millions of out-of-date, insecure and unsupported desktop and Web 1.0 apps that currently run global business to run on modern mobile platforms. Learn how to unchain your line of business apps and web sites from the desktop and move them to the mobile devices your employees actually use.
How to rapidly build mobile enterprise apps that run on any platform and work with data from any backend system. Learn how to mobile-enable your existing systems and data to empower your mobile employees and reach out to your mobile customers.
Mobile Strategies for Business is a project plan and an implementation guide allowing your organization to digitally transform so it can ride the mobile wave to employee and customer success. Along the way, it builds a future-looking foundation that prepares your organization for successive technology tidal waves that will impact your business, workforce and customers.
What is your organization doing define and execute on a mobile strategy? It’s time to empower your mobile workforce.