Are You Torturing IT With Your Mobile Device?
Were you the first of your friends to have a personal computer in
your home? Were you the first on your
block to have a broadband cable modem installed? Were you the first to install a wireless
modem in your home and not be tethered down with your new laptop? Lastly, did you convince your spouse you needed
an iPhone and stood in line to buy one?
Maybe you laughed at Apple’s iPad branding and now you, your spouse and
children each own one.
Congratulations! You are a technology
guru and will bring those devices to your office.
Now, you torture corporate IT by bringing your own smartphone and
tablet to work. Soon, you will be the owner of a newly- termed, “phablet.” These days, your company-issued laptop may
seem too big to carry on the airplane and around the office.
You may no longer be physically tethered to a cable but you are
electronically leashed. Work comes to
the house and home comes to work; there is no longer a clear delineation
between the two and no permanent demarcation.
Hence most businesses are
recognizing that it is to their advantage to allow staff to bring their own
devices to work and to allow these devices to connect to and interact with
secure business networks.
In today’s business world, an
in-building-wireless solution is a must-have for any employer to remain cutting
edge and enhance employee satisfaction. Therefore, technological gurus like you
need to ensure your company is installing an overlay Category 6A structure
cabled network to support future Gigabit 802.11ac WLAN and other future
wireless deployment without having to rerun new cabling every time technologies
This ensures your company is
keeping up with the growing mobile workforce, allowing for future employees to “sync
up” with their colleagues.
Are you torturing your IT
department with your mobile device(s)? Does your organization have sufficient
infrastructure to handle the growing bring-your-own-device trend? If you have
any comments or questions about the required infrastructure to support mobile
technology, leave a comment below and I will be happy to provide some guidance.
About the Author
Joe Storey is the Strategic Partnerships and Alliances Manager for Enterprise Building Solutions at CommScope. Joe's career started in the military as a Captain in the U.S. Army Signal Corps before joining Avaya in 2003. Since then, Joe held international responsibilities managing multiple product lines within the CommScope Enterprise division.
Joe has a Bachelors of Science degree from the University of Oklahoma and an MBA from the University of Texas at Dallas.