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IT and the Mobile User Experience

Customers, partners, and employees want anytime anywhere access, and IT must rise to the occasion

Smart phones and tablets may be great tools for users, but they’ve been a nightmare for IT. Business users -- customers, partners, and employees – now demand their smart devices get anytime anywhere access to business critical systems. And if IT can’t support them, they’ll go elsewhere -- creating a dangerous ‘shadow IT’ that exists outside traditional IT’s control, which creates a huge security risk. That’s why it’s important for IT to understand the proper mobile experience their users demand.

Join an upcoming TweetChat hosted by @TrendsinTech this Tuesday, January 28th at 1pm Eastern to address what IT leaders can do to properly prepare themselves for a better mobile experience -- just follow along with the hashtag #TechViews. We’ll be covering topics like the biggest frustrations for mobile users, what the correct experience should be, and how IT can best exploit mobile technologies.

By putting end users first and giving them the proper mobility tools they need to address problems on their own, IT is empowering their organization and also solidifying their position as a leader in technical expertise.

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Jeff is part of EMC’s Global Services division, helping customers understand how to identify, and take advantage of, opportunities in Big Data.

Prior to EMC, Jeff helped build and promote a cloud-based ecosystem for CA Technologies that combined an online community, cloud development platform, and e-commerce site for cloud services. Jeff also spent several years within CA’s Thought Leadership group, creating and promoting top-level messaging and social-media programs around major disruptive trends in IT. Prior to this, Jeff spent 3 years at EMC, marketing IT management software products. Jeff’s marketing career also includes time at Citrix, as well as numerous marketing firms – one of which he founded with 2 former colleagues in 1999. Jeff lives in Sudbury, MA, with his wife, 2 boys, and dog. Jeff enjoys skiing, backpacking, photography, and classic cars.