It has happened thousands of times now in corporate IT. An executive walks into the IT department carrying his shiny new iPad and asks how to access all his important business systems from the device. Tomorrow, Apple will announce the iPad 3, and yet, many IT departments are still struggling to support these new generation of mobile devices beyond simple email and calendar functionality.
As mobile devices have rapidly evolved, a number of myths about capabilities and implementation concerns have evolved. But, while there are many challenges, the need to support these mobile devices has now become a mandate. What once was a lone executive asking for iPad support is now an uprising of the masses asking to support a myriad of platforms and devices. IT can no longer ignore the trend and must start fundamentally changing the way applications are developed, data is secured, and services are delivered to support this new mobile workforce. More »