Personal Cloud - BYOD
To support mobility and self-service consumption models, enterprises need a cloud-ready architecture. A cloud-based approach allows access to apps, services and other resources anytime, anywhere — with bandwidth, QoS and priority of service that matches business objectives. The cloud-ready architecture should be:
Scalable, to support an unknown number of personal devices that may be brought into the enterprise.
Centralized, to take advantage of apps and services from any location. With a centralized approach enterprises can build a private cloud that interconnects employees’ personal clouds, gaining visibility and control across all clouds.
The same cloud-ready architecture that supports communications services also supports networking services. The more an enterprise centralizes resources into a data center, the more it can take advantage of load balancing capabilities that ensure each employee has the resources they need.
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is an indicator of something broader happening in the market. It is the advent of the personal cloud era where smart mobile devices and their associated apps are becoming more and more prevalent in the enterprise communications space. People bring their tablets to work because they love using them and they feel they have more freedom and control over their own productivity and efficiency.
With the right approach to communications services, apps and infrastructure, enterprises can strengthen and build on the initiative their employees have already taken to extend and augment their work capabilities.