Introto Mobile

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Introto Mobile

Future of (IT Infrastructure) work – Mobile ??

As an experienced network engineer & product manager for MobileNOC, and a 21 year veteran of the IT Infrastructure industry, I wanted to share some insight on what I perceive will be part of the future for IT Infrastructure Management and Administration. I have become so fond of clichés …well they are typically true. The say be careful what you ask for…I always thought most corporate staff could work from home. And while most organization have been forced to do it, it is more challenging that I thought. While most organizations are handling it very well, there are some limitations, especially for IT professionals. This got us thinking, what if we could offer a mobile solution for IT professionals to perform almost any IT infrastructure task leveraging a mobile device to tablet.

Everyone is on the go these days. Just like we’re using mobile apps for email and banking, just like we have a travel app and a news app, wouldn’t it be nice if we could have our network administration tools on our mobile device as well? Although it is certainly cool to carry some of your tools on your mobile devices, coolness it rarely a convincing factor for deploying mobile tools. There must be some other compelling advantage to it. So, let’s have a look at why someone would need mobile network administration tools.

In these challenging times it is even more crucial that we leverage the tools at our disposal more effectively for steady productivity, rapid response, and efficient network management.

The main advantage of using mobile tools has to do with availability. Many organizations are always operating 24 hours a day and need to have on-call administrators. I used to be on-call years ago and it meant that I had to be ready to go back home on a moment’s notice to connect to the office and take care of whatever incident that came up. Being on-call severely limited administrators’ freedom. Today, network administrators have easy access to several management and troubleshooting tools right from their smartphone and many issues can be solved in minutes from wherever one may be.

Another advantage of mobile tools is their portability. They can be used wherever you are. For large organizations with multiple sites, this can be a major benefit. Imagine that an administrator is dispatched to a remote branch to try to troubleshoot some networking issue. With mobile network administration tools, they could have all the troubleshooting tools they need in the palm of their hand.

Network analysis tools are a must-have for networking professionals, providing crucial insight into performance and helping to solve bottlenecks and slowness. The right statistics and data about traffic flows, device configurations, and user behavior can identify problems quickly, or even before they actually happen.

Having that information immediately accessible — literally in the palm of your hand — can make things even easier. The use of mobile apps has exploded, and software has matured from games and entertainment to tools robust enough to use on the job. IT pros can increase their

productivity and save precious time with access to network data with a simple tap on a smartphone, whether they are in the office, relaxing at home, or commuting on the train.

Being able to troubleshoot a faulty network quickly and efficiently is necessity, especially when explanations are needy immediately. However, it is hard to predict when a network will go down, or when an Internet connection will begin to lose strength, which makes it practically impossible to keep an eye on the network without dedicating your entire day to just watching for a fault. Thankfully, app developers have created apps that not only let you respond to trouble spots from any location, but also help you monitor it as well, without having to go further than your pocket to check a report.


We have seen the hype and countless articles about IOT….from robotics to smart glasses to drones. We believe IOT can not only add enterprise value but can also add value to enterprise IT Infrastructure, especially on the operations side. IOT can increase IT Infrastructure production uptime and reduce operational risks. There are also security benefits as well. Although enterprise IoT is a relatively new development, 98 percent of survey respondents reported that most companies within their industry include enterprise IoT initiatives in their strategic road maps, including those related to improving service operations, increasing visibility into operations, enabling new business models, and creating new product and service offerings . Using data from cameras and sensors to optimize network operations and security.

Intelligent Edge Devices and Cloud Infrastructure

Your IoT platform should provide edge intelligence capabilities to extend the power of the cloud to your mobile and IoT devices. This will facilitate an intelligent edge that can bring computing power, data, applications, and intelligence to all the places where your data already exists. This will allow your edge devices to take decisions based on the local data that they generate, while enabling them to leverage the benefits of cloud to configure and manage those devices.

The future looks bright for the Internet of Things in the enterprise. By 2025, it is projected that there will be over 75 billion connected devices worldwide. The biggest opportunity isn’t with the actual sensors that are being deploying, but rather with the data that is generated from those sensors, and even more important, what action can be taken on the data provided. Contact us to learn more about how IOT can add value to enterprise IT infrastructure and network operations.