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Secure Mobile ERP-Is It Possible?
Mobile devices are the workstation of the future—the new normal. Today’s organizations need to support mobile devices, whether this means adapting current

lightweight laptops  by support for very lightweight tasks—what is increasingly referred to as information grazing. A user approves things, rejects things, and defers things; mobility is not about heavy usage of deep application functionality. The mobile application needs to avoid application bloat and focus on the key lean features that need to be accessible at all times to support the business, while minimizing the data that ends up on a handheld device. The realities of the mobile device user experience and connectivity

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Outsourcing, IT Infrastructure

The IT Infrastructure Outsourcing knowledge base focuses on the selection of companies who provide outsource services in the areas of information technology (IT) infrastructure. The typical types of activities that these providers perform include data center operations; network operations; backup/recovery services, data storage management services; system administration services; end user support of desktop PCs, laptops, and handheld devices; web site, or application hosting, etc.  

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