New technologies are not only easier to use: they have become an extension of our personality. The next step is to master this link “emotional” with them. Objective: increase productivity.
Within a generation we have witnessed a revolution
in the field of new technologies. We are well past mainframes
the client-server environments have seen progress through mobility
laptops and have witnessed what is likely to remain
as the most significant advance in recent history: the launch of
iPhone in 2007. One thing is certain: a lot has changed
would of course be naive of us to think that this transformation
accelerated our daily professional life has now ended. Okay
other changes are coming.
offered us as consumers, the opportunity to take a
advanced technology and use it to make our life more enjoyable.
Since then, more and more services and applications have evolved and created a
strong emotional connection with users. Now, who could honestly
able to dispense blithely assert his iPhone (or its Samsung Galaxy
or other smartphone last cry)?
devices have set a new standard for future technology trends.
The power of the computer is huge, even for most tasks
simple. There are twenty, getting rid of mosquitoes with a newspaper
wrapped: now there an app for that. In short, we live
So in a radically different world.
management of bank accounts, reading books, games, instant messaging
with friends, listening to music … the list of our new capacity is
long. How not to build an emotional connection with such a device?
what impact does it expect in the workplace? There
consumerization of IT has had an impact. Paul Maritz, Director
Strategic from EMC and former CEO of VMware, moreover argues that consumer grade is brought to
become the new benchmark .
I can not agree more. Now the importance of having
Information at your fingertips is so great that which corresponded
before professional-level technology is now called
just new technology. What the public has between
hands today is that it will use in the workplace:
attachment exists, and these devices are more than enough in the
part of their missions.
power to the people.
new technologies for individuals on the characteristics
from those used in the workplace has led to the emergence of BYOD (Bring Your Own
Device). If this has sometimes been observed due to inadequate
(Or absence) of technological devices provided by the company,
it is most often the refusal by an employee to break the link
existing with his personal device.
of the motivation leading to BYOD, the result is that decisions
on equipment used in business are usually taken by
the company itself.
further evidence that the public has an influence ever
before the computer business. Whether or iPhone
Android, the use of a mobile device change dynamics
communication, collaboration and data use.
Security is queen.
CIOs are concerned about data security. Nothing is possible as
it is not guaranteed. Issues related to the simultaneous management
data security and accessibility are obviously complex.
a strategy focused on containerization, and delivering kits
software development (SDK) to meet safety requirements
and simple application encapsulation can achieve this.
Companies can then progress to the next step: using
of secure mobility to perform their transformation.
employees have the devices of their choice, and, within two years, 80% of the population of Europe
and the United States will have a smartphone . Now IT departments
Companies, too, have the means to enable them to secure this
arrived at the interesting step for companies: one where
they can be free and create an IT environment leveraging
affection consumers for their device. They thus
the opportunity to achieve levels of productivity, efficiency and
first objective is to combine devices and preferences
consumers / employees with the applications necessary for their business. The
professional software was originally designed for use on a
desk with a keyboard and mouse. Mobility removes these elements
equation and poses a different problem. According to a report from Infonetics
Research on mobile security, close to one million Android applications integrate the world
the company this year.
to meet the employees who want to use their smartphones and more
their shelves and used to a large number of specific applications
their personal lives, companies have only one solution
Available: provide applications!
may be developing custom applications for processes
specific business, to use secure applications available
trade, or set up their own place of application market.
The latter option enables IT to exercise
control over their information systems to a level unattainable
in a scenario of BYOD classic (and thus more open).
IT departments can not control personal devices
their employees, and in most cases, can not control
incoming data (especially their destination after passing out
solution is not to control everything. Rather, it is to create a
IT environment that is consistent with what the user needs
while meeting business objectives.
the example of Facebook as an application popular with users.
What are the reasons for this success? The first reason is
Obviously the fact that his friends also use this application.
Why? Because they can communicate with each other via
instant messaging or using a conventional mailbox. They can
also share their photos and movies, links to articles they
appreciate, and anything else considered interesting.
Let us carry
these elements work environment. What tools such as Salesforce
Chat or Microsoft Sharepoint are they so different from what offers
Facebook to individuals? If you make them available on
mobile devices for employees and if you make sure they are suitable for
the platform, there is a good chance that they are used by
good news is that once this type of secure tools to help a
container, they can be monitored and managed. IT teams
can analyze their use while simultaneously controlling the data
available and their destinations. As stated above, it is impossible to
control what an employee … or indirectly.
you are able to set up a controlled environment in which your
employees work calmly, then you will come to the promised land
there is no easy way to fundamentally transform the way
a business. It’s never simple. However, knowing the direction
and take the route to get there is certainly useful.
Mobility has already modified employee behavior, but very little
companies have actually built this development in a real
mobility strategy and, above all, to make it a competitive advantage.
Cease to require employees to put aside their strong relationship with their
smartphone and rather put this link in favor of the company.