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HP Increases its Mobility Portfolio with an End-to-End Enterprise Service Delivery


April 29, 2015

Mobility is now a key component of today’s enterprise as employees demand to work anytime, anywhere from any device. Having a comprehensive mobile strategy across the entire organization therefore has become paramount. According to a recent report: one out of every three employees are completely mobile; four out of every five employees spend at least some portion of their time working outside of the office; and one out of two employees say they are expected to get work done no matter where they are. All of this is pointing to the fact mobility is here to stay as more organizations adopt the technology.

In order to increase its mobility portfolio, HP announced it has added Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS). According to the company, this will create one of the industries' first sets of end-to-end, enterprise-grade services for the Microsoft ecosystem.

Mobility solutions are delivering tangible results by giving companies and their employees more options to achieve increased efficiency and higher productivity. A Forrester Research report revealed 53 percent of office workers are willing to work more hours in exchange for being able to work outside of the office. Additionally, 20 percent said they would take a pay cut if they were given the flexibility to do so. By many accounts this is a win-win for both parties, but implementation is proving to be challenging because not everyone is finding the right solution.

This requires comprehensive mobile platforms that allows employees to access company resources and applications without compromising security and productivity. Unified communications (UC) is one of the solutions that is making this possible.

With the right UC solution, organizations are able to connect teams, customers, vendors and partners with information efficiently by combining a range of solutions into one single platform and exploiting many of the capabilities of today’s mobile devices.

“When deploying mobility and workplace solutions in the enterprise, our customers want a simplified, consumer-grade experience that empowers employees to be more productive anytime, anywhere on any device they choose,” said Mike Nefkens, executive vice president, HP Enterprise Services.

Today’s workplace is no longer limited by the confines of offices or cubicles, and as the ecosystem continues to evolve, mobility will play a greater role in how it will eventually be defined. As 4G networks continue their deployment around the world and 5G comes along in 2020, there will be more capability in mobile technology. This will undoubtedly introduce more features—dramatically changing the way we work and increasing the importance of mobility in the enterprise. 




Edited by Dominick Sorrentino




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