Waging BYOD and Cloud Battles

By Dennis McCafferty
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    Nearly 54% of professionals feel it's either "important" or "critical" to be able to work remotely.

While they certainly are headline grabbers, the mobility, BYOD and cloud movements are actually more of an evolution than a revolution, according to a recent survey from Eccentex. Findings reveal that the majority of professionals feel that mobility-friendly policies are essential to competitive recruitment efforts. However, the expansion of both mobility and BYOD (bring your own device) practices is meeting with headwinds in the form of rigid government compliance mandates, restrictive employer policies and even negative sentiments expressed by some co-workers. These hurdles aren't all that surprising. Remember when the vision of "a computer for every desktop" seemed like a Utopian pursuit? Well, we're in a similar situation now. Ultimately, even naysayers won't be able to stop mobility/BYOD/cloud usage from becoming the norm. Such advances will enable "tasks to be executed quickly, efficiently and effectively," says Glen Schrank, CEO of Eccentex. "Modern technology in the workplace not only increases productivity, but it keeps companies competitive in their respective industry as well." More than 200 professionals took part in the research.

This article was originally published on 2013-10-14
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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