Mobile is going mad—growing exponentially and absorbing more and more of our everyday business and personal lives. We therefore posed some thought-provoking topics to Symantec experts and influencers in the mobile field, gathering expert opinions on topics like the Consumerisation of IT, and what impact the influx of consumer technology will have on business.
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What will the future working week look like?
When 3G technology burst into mainstream mobile telecommunications, we all though office life would be getting an obituary. A new Internet-enabled world would put an end to those tireless hours spent nailed to a desk; replaced instead by hours spent drinking Negronis cocktails lying on tropical beaches.
However, now that 4G is edging closer into the mainstream, and BYOD policies in the office are becoming standard practice, it’s time to once again consider how these changes are going to impact the future working week. Meetings round the boardroom table, although still commonplace, have already been replaced by Google+ Hangouts and Skype conference calls. Large documents and files can be stored within the cloud; file hosting services offer smooth data transfers; emails can be exchanged remotely by a mobile handset. We’re getting there slowly.
Is there still a need for employee-to-employee interaction when the reality is that a majority of tasks can be completed from home? Alongside this so-called ‘working revolution’ are the constant headaches of device security, insecure network connections and sensitive company information falling into the wrong hands: be that through human negligence or the shortcomings of the software itself. Is there some happy medium which allows a degree of synergy between professional freedom and data security?
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