The rise of the end user
Teams are becoming more mobile and the #Anywhereworker has become a reality
The Consumer is King and the #Anywhere-worker is reality. They now have significant influence on what devices and applications are used in the Enterprise. Consumers have become more “productive” in their private lives, utilizing consumer focused applications and social tools that are easy to discover, install and use.
These solutions are allowing consumers to be connected with more people on a regular basis than ever before in history. With the power of consumer applications and devices increasing, the line between work and personal life continues to disappear. Consumers now expect to use these same productive tools in the office, with the ease and simplicity that they have at home.
Companies and IT departments are recognizing the benefits this trend is bringing to companies and teams, however they also recognize this introduces new security concerns as new, unknown devices are constantly gaining access to the corporate network, tools and data. A major concern of Enterprises today is how to provide access to personal devices while controlling and securing access to Enterprise assets.
Additionally, consumers are embracing the use of mobile video in their private lives, with tools such as FaceTime and Skype, as the bandwidth of wireless networks and the power of devices enables a high quality user experience. Consumers now expect video to be integrated with an overall UC experience amplifying their team collaboration.