Here, Mark Bowker starts his discussion of IT mobility by defining it broadly--but-clearly--as the secure delivery of apps and data wherever and however needed. This major practical change in IT is conceptually simple to grasp but brings multiple complex challenges for IT organizations - not least of which is the dual threat of unpredictability and associated [potential for] lack of control. Mark explains that the major foci for IT around mobility are therefore security, policy, and management structures - but that isn’t to say that there is not also a major, gratifying pay-off for IT organizations that get mobility done well...
IT has probably never been more complex and demanding than today: even as approaches such as convergence, myriad clouds, containers, and software-definition (etc.) seek to make operations simpler, so to a degree such elements can also obfuscate some of the underlying subtleties and opportunities of the foundational components. After all, while it’s great to focus on purchasing - for instance - application service levels or business outcomes, some understanding of the IT elements (and considerations or choices) that contribute to those is also often useful. That is the purpose of this video discussion series: it offers ESG’s subject matter experts discussing some of the key trends, drivers, and considerations across various IT areas. We aim to do it succinctly and to deliver it in engaging, plain English - while also tying each technology area back to its eventual potential to positively impact both IT and business results.
We hope you find this video discussion useful. We will expand - and update - the series regularly.
Be sure to watch the other discussions in this series:
- Talking Cybersecurity
- Talking Networking, Part 1
- Talking Networking, Part 2
- Talking IT Evolution
- Talking Converged Architectures
- Talking Cloud Cybersecurity
- Talking Data Analytics
- Talking Cybersecurity Threat Landscape
- Talking Data Protection
- Talking Validation
- Talking Storage
- Talking GDPR
- Talking Channel