2013 to Be the Year of BYOD and MDM
IT Connection Blog by Gary Barton
- BYOD should be seen as an opportunity to boost worker efficiency.
- BYOD creates security challenges, but there are effective MDM solutions available.
2013 should be the year when the cloud stops being a buzz word and starts to gain real traction, particularly for IP voice and unified communications (UC) services. The ‘cloud’ is an amorphous and much abused term, but despite its presence on the homepage of every telecoms provider in Europe, take-up of fully hosted voice and UC solutions has been slower than the hype would suggest. Persuading enterprises to part with their PBX is challenging. However, as fully hosted MS Lync solutions start to be offered by the majority of major telcos across Europe, alongside hosted Cisco, Avaya and Mitel-based solutions, and the case studies begin to emerge, enterprises should now have enough confidence to consider ‘taking the plunge.’ A hosted solution will not suit all businesses and virtualisation will be preferable for many over a truly cloud solution, but the overall need for a CPE-based PBX has all but been eliminated for the majority of business customers. Read more of this post at http://bit.ly/ZGBBBi
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