Mobility, or Mobile Computing, enables people to work securely from any place, at any time, on a range of small, portable, and wireless computing and communication devices. These devices include laptops, tablets, mobile phones, personal digital assistants and sensory devices. The need to work in a traditional, 9-5 office based environment is becoming a thing of the past, with the rise and rise of mobility technology. Employees can now be productive away from their desk – whether it is during or between off-site meetings, working remotely or outside of regular office hours. Mobile employees have access to real-time connection between their mobile device and other computing environments. Mobile technology gives the power to create, access, process, store and communicate information without being constrained to a single location.
Common Mobility Terminology
Australian organisations are leveraging the benefits of business mobility – productivity, efficiency, customer service, responsiveness to market demands, innovation – by strategically aligning Mobile Computing adoption with business goals. Mobility strategy goes beyond device management and BYOD policies; it must also incorporate management of data protection, identity, and mobile applications.
A tablet is a wireless, portable personal computer with a touch screen interface. A tablet is typically smaller than a notebook computer but larger than a smartphone. The most common type of tablet is the slate style, such as the Apple iPad and Microsoft Surface. External keyboards are available for most slate-style tablets and some keyboards also function as docking stations for the devices.
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
BYOD is part of a growing IT trend for employees to use their own devices and applications in the workplace, to conduct their work. Many employees appreciate the freedom to choose the device they use for work, which is often the same device they are accustomed to using in their personal life. BYOD devices and software are commonly employee-owned, and rather than owned by the enterprise. Whether or not employee-owned hardware and software are supported, they pose security risks to the organisation if they connect to the corporate network or access corporate data. To minimize the risk and accommodate consumer technologies, many businesses are implementing BYOD policies and Mobile Device Management software services.
Long Term Evolution (LTE - 4G)
LTE is a 4G wireless communications standard developed by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP). 4G LTE is designed to give up to ten times the speeds of 3G networks for such mobile devices as smartphones, tablets, netbooks, notebooks and wireless hotspots. 4G technologies enable IP-based voice, data and multimedia streaming at speeds of at least 100 Mbit per second and as fast as 1 GBit per second. Leading Australian cellular providers are already deploying 4G technologies.
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