When it comes to data storage and application development, mobile cloud computing helps IT build a bridge between legacy software and new work styles.
Smartphones and tablets have little value in the workplace if they can’t access corporate data and applications. Mobile cloud computing infrastructure makes it easier for IT to provide this access.
Traditional enterprise applications are designed for Windows PCs that store data locally and on network file shares. The most popular mobile devices run Apple iOS and Google Android, which means they’re incompatible with Windows applications. They also have much less storage capacity than PCs and can’t easily access network drives.
Mobile cloud computing infrastructure acts as a bridge between the old and new ways of doing things. In doing so, it enables workers to be productive from anywhere on any device. Some of the most important cloud technologies for mobile organizations include enterprise file sync and share (EFSS), mobile backend as a service (MBaaS) and desktop and application virtualization.