Eighteen months ago, when the original Apple iPad was announced, I posted a blog here posing a simple question: “Apple iPad, in the enterprise?” The obvious answer, to me at least, was a resounding “Yes”. Today, it seems that professionals and employers alike would agree. The former like to bring and operate their own devices at work, and the latter are buying these devices to boost employee productivity.
In this six-part blog series titled “Tablets Welcomed.” I will be posting short video clips (3 questions in 3 minutes) of interviews with Cisco leaders, that walk you through the Cisco solution for providing access to any device, securely, reliably, and seamlessly.
Today, I am talking to Tom Wilburn, Vice President of Sales for Cisco Wireless, who has experienced this market transition firsthand. Watch Tom here as he answers:
- How has the influx of new mobile devices changed IT?
- What are the consequences companies need to confront?
- What are some compelling tablet use cases?
This consumerization of IT, has birthed multiple questions about the right way to deal with tablets and generally un-managed devices. Most, if not all, of the Cisco Wireless customers I speak to during their visit at the Cisco Executive Briefing Center (EBC) consider this to be one of their top priorities as well.
Are tablets on your network something you worry about?
Join me next week for Part 2, when I sit down with Brett Belding, of Cisco IT, to discuss how he created the mobile device access policy for tablets and smartphones at Cisco. You will not want to miss his insights and best practices.