Why the Device Matters in a Cloud-centric World

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As services and data move to the cloud, Intel IT has found that the end–point device is not only retaining its relevancy, but is also becoming even more important. This belief runs contrary to the industry assumption that the abstraction of service and data from the device make the end-point device less relevant.

In our experience, more capable and powerful devices can provide the following benefits, even when accessing cloud-based services:

  • Better overall user experience for maximum end-user productivity.
  • Enhanced support for the security and manageability capabilities that IT demands.
  • Best fits for emerging enterprise usage model requirements.

In addition, we have identified three business use cases in which the choice of device, including the OS, and device features is critical: bring your own device (BYOD), client-aware cloud, and device-to-device interoperability.

Because we believe the capabilities of the end-point device are paramount even when accessing cloud-based services, we are working to guide end users in their choice of device, depending upon the business case for the device, to ensure they select devices with the appropriate set of capabilities and features.

For more information on Intel IT Best Practices, please visit intel.com/IT

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