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Mobile/Wireless White Papers

Mobile/Wireless white papers and technology resources for implementing and optimizing Mobile/Wireless strategy, solutions, Mobile/Wireless products, and more.

What is this "File Sync" Thing and Why Should I Care About It?

Not so long ago, the office was the only place you could work. But when smartphones and tablets came along, the only thing holding us back from getting work done anywhere, any time was having access to our data. That led to the creation of a whole new class of solutions designed to keep files current across our rapidly proliferating fleets of devices - through a technology known as 'sync.' All of a sudden, getting a file from your work laptop to your iPad became as simple as clicking "Save." So it's no surprise that 55% of information workers in North America and Europe who use a tablet at work are using file sync and share tools

Sponsor: Dropbox


 

Software Asset Management: Ensuring Today's Assets

Today's trends like BYOD and SaaS are new and exciting in terms of how they will help make our jobs more productive but they also introduce challenges as it relates to software licensing. Find out more - it's time for your organization to look at how to better manage software assets.

Sponsor: CDW


 

Mobile First: Securing Information Sprawl

Mobile device management solutions are designed to set and enforce management at the device level, but have no inherent control of applications or content on those devices. As a result, IT leaders are looking to enterprise mobility management solutions to enable management, configuration and security across devices, applications and content - effectively addressing the problem of information sprawl. Learn how the partnership between Box and MobileIron can help you execute a "mobile first" strategy that manages and secures both mobile apps and content.

Sponsor: Box


 

AIIM Trendscape: The New Mobile Reality

This AIIM Trendscape report shares data, expert opinions, and a unique perspective on the impact of cloud and mobility in the enterprise, surfacing issues that are not readily apparent in existing coverage about mobile technologies. With in-depth interviews of 50 senior end-users and industry leaders, this report highlights expert recommendations to maximize mobile opportunities within the enterprise and offers a 7-point mobile action plan that organizations can execute in the next 12 months.

Sponsor: Box


 

Empowering Your Mobile Workers

A modern mobile IT strategy is no longer an option, it is an absolute necessity.

Today's most productive employees are not tied to a desk, an office, or a location. They are mobile. And your company's IT strategy has to be ready to support them with easy, reliable, 24/7 access to the business information they need, from anywhere in the world, across a broad range of communication devices.

Here's how some of the nation's most progressive corporations are meeting the many needs of their mobile workers - without overwhelming their IT departments - with the help of Box.

Sponsor: Box


 

Mobile Content, Collaboration & IDC's 3rd IT Platform: The Next Frontier for the Mobile Enterprise

IDC focuses this article on talks about the new IT platform. This 3rd IT Platform will be the new wave for about the next 25 years, so they urge all current companies to embrace it themselves.

They also talk about how mobile is a huge part of this new platform, and that not only sales for smartphones are rapidly expanding, but so is developer interest. Offices are requiring more and more features built into their mobile devices so they can contribute in and out of office.

IDC finishes with three pieces of advice for companies. 1) Embrace 3rd Platform technologies such as mobile content and collaboration 2) Take a strategic and holistic approach to enterprise mobility and 3) Accelerate the cloud.

Sponsor: Box


 

Stop Guessing, Start Measuring: How to Use Mobile Analytics to Deliver the Best App ROI

Where the business performance of their mobile app portfolios are concerned, most companies are flying blind. While traditional application portfolios are held to all kinds of ROI measure, the investment plan for mobile apps - increasingly the more crucial bet - is made by guesswork and dart-throwing.

This interactive e-book investigates how mobile is driving the need for app and portfolio measures unlike any we saw in the days of web. Good mobile analytics must deliver leading indicators of user experience to drive business investment. Includes the five mobile analytics no organization should be without. Download whitepaper here.

Sponsor: Appcelerator


 

APIs & MBaaS: How to Extend Your Enterprise Architecture for a Mobile World

"Mobile," as Forrester Research observes, "is pushing aging web architectures to the brink." A good mobile architectural tier requires:
* Elastic scalability
* Prebuilt, mobile-optimized APIs
* A robust capability for building custom APIs
* Seamless synchronization
* Security & governance

Download this whitepaper and learn how each of these requirements can help you seamlessly mobilize your enterprise data to improve your mobile apps.

Sponsor: Appcelerator


 

Three Principles of the Mobile Era or Mastering the Mobile Shift: Three Keys to the New Enterprise

Companies positioned to win the Age of Mobile have grasped the following principles:
- Apps are different from applications
- APIs are the lifeblood of mobility
- Analytics eliminate the guesswork in mobile success

In this whitepaper, you will learn the tools, technologies and strategies that are necessary for a mobile-ready IT to master the three keys to the new enterprise. Read on to see why 70% of Fortune 100 companies use Appcelerator for their mobile projects. Download the whitepaper here.

Sponsor: Appcelerator


 

Adding WOW to the WAN

WAN optimization techniques tweak bandwidth for better network performance and more.

Sponsor: CDW


 

WAN Sizzle

With a shift in traffic patterns from recent trends like virtualization, mobility and cloud - IT organizations need to get more effective usage from current WAN links. This article provides some insight into WAN optimization technologies.

Sponsor: CDW


 

Optimizing the Network

The network has become a utility that users can't do without. Mobility and bandwidth-hungry apps demand faster and more efficient networks. Optimization across the network can make for a more productive workforce.

Sponsor: CDW


 

Going Mobile with Electronic Signatures

With more and more professionals using mobile phones and applications, the "mobile wave" is impacting every business function across the globe and transforming the way we do business. Technologies like mobile electronic signatures can help businesses finish business faster than ever before. Download this whitepaper to discover how mobile electronic signatures let you and your sales teams legally send and sign documents using mobile phones and other devices - anytime, anywhere.

Sponsor: DocuSign


 

How to Cope with the Second Screen

One of the biggest trends to engage with your customers is second screen or companion screen; the use of an additional screen e.g. tablet, smartphone while watching television. For second screen to be successful, organizations must have the ability to synchronize content, interact with viewers in real-time on the screen (whatever that screen might be) and deliver instant control from smartphones and tablets to TVs. What does this all mean for the organization and the mobile or web application developer? It means that information must be distributed in real-time so that it is delivered as 'live' as a verbal conversation.

Sponsor: Push Technology


 

The Network Administrator's Guide to Routers & Switches

Today's networks are facing trends like mobility, virtualization and cloud computing making today's network administrators rethink their router and switch designs. IT pros must not only choose the right products but understand current design trends, best practices and the top protocols to help make their networks efficient and resilient - for the long haul.

Sponsor: CDW


 

Top Network Optimization Projects for 2014

Network-related initiatives are on the rise, and for good reason. Network optimization delivers improvements across the entire organization -- regardless of size. In small- and medium-sized organizations, upgrade plans primarily focus on efforts to refresh or improve routers and switches, enabling IT shops to take advantage of advanced device capabilities and "smart" features.

This white paper, driven by new research from CDW, maps where the network technology and service marketplace is headed in 2014, the tools and trends in play and what organizations are doing to stay ahead of the networking curve. See what IT teams in other organizations are planning and implementing -- and where they're seeing successes and challenges -- as you consider options for upgrading your own network infrastructure.

Sponsor: CDW


 

Networking Trends in 2014

Planning for a smoothly operating network requires more than simply maintaining solid operational skills. Change in technology is constant. Whether it's within or outside the data center, it impacts the enterprise network. Five key areas to monitor include bring-your-own-device (BYOD) programs, network optimization, data center changes, software-defined networks and IPv6. IT managers have weathered many of these waves previously, but they are back now, hitting heavier than before. Staying ahead of trends, carefully planning for upgrades and enhancements, looking to the horizon -- all are valuable business practices that also happen to support successfully operating a network. And a healthy network is an essential element to a healthy business.

Sponsor: CDW


 

802.11ac Non-Disruptive Migration Strategies

Emerging 802.11ac standard promises a significant boost in performance to support ubiquitous mobility.

Sponsor: CDW


 

Strategies for Securing Mobile Certificates

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) has led to a rapid deployment of hundreds of thousands of mobile certificates. Most organizations have no visibility into what users have access to which increases the risk of unauthorized access to critical networks, applications, and data. Learn how to gain control.

Sponsor: Venafi


 

5 Pillars of Total Mobility Management

Today's mobility environment moves quickly and presents challenges to everyone from IT to key stakeholders to the C-suite. How do you wrap your head around these mobility challenges? Here's a 5-pillar model for approaching mobility management, including planning, procuring, protecting (devices and data), supporting and empowering mobile applications to transform your organization.

Sponsor: CDW