Chapter 1. Enabling a mobile workforce

The catchy phrase “work from anywhere” has evolved throughout the years and nowadays working from anywhere is the standard for many industries. However, as consumers started to use their own gadgets more and more to perform work-related tasks, “working anywhere and from any device” has become the new vision for many enterprises in a mobile-first, cloud-first world. This chapter explains why it is important for companies to develop an effective strategy for embracing a mobile workforce and also explains how the paradigm shift caused by the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend impacts the overall strategy to securely adopt a mobile workforce.

The shift towards mobility

When companies started to understand the ...

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