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Remote Revolution

Uptime Issues, Implications & Imperatives in the Mobile Workforce

As the world's mobile and remote workforce expands rapidly, to an anticipated 878 million by the end of this decade, companies are increasingly grappling with tough questions about how to best support, secure and empower their workers. Employee expectations are rising for ubiquitous real-time access to messaging and data, and 24/7 support for the devices and applications that can help deliver it. Each new mobile worker represents not an incremental impact on security and support requirements, but a multiplier effect, since the average worker uses multiple devices, each carrying multiple new applications accessing the corporate network. The demands of IT support and security for mobile workers is on a growth curve that threatens to rapidly overwhelm businesses, becoming a serious business performance issue for companies of all sizes...

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