In the world of technology, the methods of delivery change over time as technology evolves, but the goal has remained the same - to produce valuable information and data in as efficient and cost effective a manner as possible. The goal of workplace computing is enhanced productivity. Cloud and mobility are simply tools that further enable this goal. But, as with all seemingly simple concepts comes complexity.
As we continue on our discussions around BYOD, one topic that comes up time and again is the potential issues around these mixed use devices. The mixing of personal and professional data creates some questions and issues that really do bear some analysis and discussion before making any final decisions regarding BYOD in your business.
As I look into my crystal ball for 2013, there are a few topics I think will be hot around the water cooler, and as a business owner, executive or IT professional, it would be smart to start thinking about and planning for.
I think Microsoft is on spot here, and believe that they got ahead of the market. This device represents bringing hardware, software, and cloud computing together in a way that is compelling and simple. It works, and it makes me more productive.