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BLOG: Secure and manageable is not a CIO's pipe-dream

Phil Davis | April 1, 2013
For CIOs, the key towards higher productivity is how to leverage new trends to the best impact and benefit for the business, while maintaining vital control of security and manageability.

This can include a single policy console, pre-set compliance templates and compatibility across a range of devices as well as remote battery management and hard drive wipe. Couple this with the need for other productivity requirements which can be met with extended battery life, swappable batteries and wireless docking.

There is not a 'one size fits all' solution to this. It requires businesses to embrace the consumerisation of IT with a considered approach and an open mind. This means adopting a tailored approach that is specific to the company's circumstances and sets clear parameters around levels of choice.

Organisations should work with technology partners to develop tailored solutions that meet the individual requirements of both the organisation and employee. If CIOs can understand is how the workforce is changing and provide platforms and tools that enable new approaches to work, 'secure and manageable' will be a reality and not a pipe-dream.

Phil Davis is the Vice President of the Enterprise Solutions Group, Dell Commercial Business, Asia Pacific & Japan Region.


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