Cisco’s Visual Networking Index Forecast projects 18-fold growth in global mobile internet data traffic from 2011 to 2016 – and predicts that mobile cloud traffic will account for 71% of total mobile data traffic by 2016. In a world where mobility is on the rise, enterprises are facing a rapidly evolving landscape, where more and more personal devices are coming into the workplace. Cisco’s Unified Workspace lets enterprises securely adapt to the increasing presence of personal devices, by offering a set of three Smart Solutions that integrate multiple personal devices securely and seamlessly to increase productivity and enhance collaboration.
BYOD Smart Solution
The BYOD Smart Solution provides end-to-end BYOD lifecycle management and keeps productivity moving. In addition, it streamlines IT management by helping to secure data with unified policy.
VXI Smart Solution
Cisco’s VXI (Virtualization Experience Infrastructure) Smart Solution is a desktop virtualization system spanning several of Cisco’s networking architectures. It enables collaboration through a rich, interactive media user experience in a fully integrated, open, and validated desktop solution. Users can experience the same PC desktop environment from different devices, increasing flexibility by allowing employees to work anywhere, from any device.
Remote Expert Smart Solution
Cisco Remote Expert is an integrated solution that allows virtual face-to-face consultation between customers and experts via immersive video and online form-sharing. Whether in the office or at home, users can identify and collaborate wtih the most appropriate subject matter expert from any location around the world.
The Unified Workspace in the Real-World Workplace
A 2012 study designed by Cisco’s Internet Business Solutions Group surveyed 600 enterprise IT leaders across 18 different industries. The study confirmed that mobility in the workplace is on the rise. They also learned that the BYOD mentality is not just a temporary trend in business – it’s here to stay. Surveyed leaders acknowledged the importance and benefits of increased flexibility and collaboration, as well as the challenges that integrating personal devices poses to IT and network security.
To see how Cisco Unified Workspace has already helped businesses transition from the PC-Age to today’s mobile-reliant era, visit our case studies site.