Innovative Technology Creates Single Point of Access for Enterprise Information on Mobile and Traditional Devices
Internal enterprise users may need to begin thinking more selectively about what mobile features and functions they need to use on a regular basis. IT does not have an unlimited amount of time and resources to devote to developing and implementing apps for everything or access to everything. An important lesson on this topic was learned and shared in the recent article, "Cisco: Balancing Requests and Reality in Enterprise Mobile Video."
Everybody says 'I absolutely want video on my smartphone. I want it on my tablet.' What we see is that with video-on-demand, people who are using these devices, it's a fairly short video, two, three minutes. For streaming events, there's a lot of people who had requested it, they say 'I absolutely want to watch a company meeting on a device like this.' So, we end up doing some proof of concepts, and we'll put out an HLS streaming server, and there's not that much usage on it. People try it for a few minutes and it's really small.
When it comes to making new apps and mobile functions available to users in the enterprise, IT does not have an unlimited budget. For this reason, it is important that IT departments concentrate on building up a connected infrastructure that ensures accessibility to enterprise information for users who need it.
Megan Feil, October 9, 2012