Mobile is now the favoured platform and work has left the workplace with mobile computing devices now front & centre. Users may consist of employees, contractors, consultants or business partners, united by their need for access to your enterprise information.
Mobility has blurred the line between business and personal usage for these users, and now there is an equally significant blurring of the lines between the traditional corporate PC or laptop and the current generation of hybrid Windows 10 tablets.
Thinking of users and endpoint devices in cloud terms translates to the following:
– Many organisational users are not traditional employees
– Users have no barriers to procuring their own high functioning computing devices which they will attempt to use for business applications
– IT cannot anticipate the IP address spaces their network-based controls must be applied towards
We can no longer make rigid assumptions about where users are located and which computing devices they choose to access resources on, nor can we impede their demand for a rich native experience.