IT migration, whether from old platforms to new APU-powered desktops or mobile devices, or to new infrastructure where none existed, or simply accounting for BYOD, requires strategic oversight. Security and configuration are necessary to ensure smooth integration with existing infrastructure while insulating the organization from security threats. IT governance and processing services also have a role in facilitating the transfer of sensitive data, especially to mobile devices over wireless connections. Finally, lifecycle management processes should be in place to minimize the risk of downtime due to devices requiring maintenance or replacement.
Preparing for the Future
We at Avnet expect to see demand for microprocessors from multiple segments as the Asian market grows. BYOD, teleworking and green IT are set to grow in 2014. Businesses will continue to be on the lookout for better performance and price-to-performance ratio, while major chipmakers are pushing the boundaries of size and power consumption as mobile computing gains ubiquity.
As companies are increasingly pressed to adopt new technologies, management needs to adopt a systematic, calculated approach toward integrating them into existing infrastructure. To ensure a consistent IT experience across geographically dispersed business units, companies should work with solutions distributors, which possess the expertise and global scale to develop and deliver high-value solutions that combine leading services, software and hardware.
Jaideep Malhotra is Senior Vice President of Avnet Global Computing Components. Connect with him on LinkedIn.
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