IT teams must ensure the devices and systems are in place to support communication, collaboration and provide real-time access to business data. But enabling anywhere, anytime working can lead to significant burdens on the IT department. Remote employees need access to business data and applications, which means data is traveling beyond the traditional organizational perimeter. This mandates the need for superior authentication and data protection technologies. Implementing a device first strategy can enable the right balance between employee and IT needs.
Distributed but Connected
Organizations are actively taking up an approach to activity-based working which enables employees to work in ways suitable to them. Employees must be equipped with the right endpoint devices that can optimize usable space, save power and enable mobility without compromising on efficiency.
Collaboration technologies can enable distributed teams to work seamlessly, while keeping information secure and restricted to authorized personnel. Smart office solutions are the most functional way forward to enhance productivity and ensure efficiency.
With automation implemented strategically, IT can provide a competitive advantage to their organization in this digital economy. By being cost-efficient and providing better service quality, IT increases the ability to respond faster to the business.
Completing business processes manually is mundane and often time-consuming. Take steps to automate routine tasks and ease the IT team's work load. With the right technology, they can remotely run software updates, execute device diagnostics, and repair systems without physically sending someone.
For example, with Lenovo's Advanced Deployment Services, when users are given a new device the final configuration steps can be performed by themselves instead of IT. Whether joining a domain, installing software or migrating data, empower users to self-serve and reduce the burden on IT.
Downtime occurs for a variety of reasons including outdated technology, human error, power or hardware failure. It is essential to have the right IT infrastructure to help you overcome errors and cyber-attacks without impacting your productivity. Modern endpoint devices with technologies like self-heal and remote device management capabilities are the first step to reducing downtime.
Implementing data encryption technology enables easy and efficient data recovery and retrieval only by authorized personnel, in the case of device loss or theft. Additionally, secure and automatic cloud-based data backup goes a long way in keeping your business processes running smoothly and without disruption.