As organizations leverage ways to connect the enterprise with wide-ranging internal and external sources of key business data, a VPN is seen as a necessary security component–the armed guard protecting this trove of enterprise insight.
Companies are just beginning to create the technology infrastructure that permits real-time access and analysis of wide-ranging performance data to enable more insightful business decisions. One scenario calls for employees at the edges of the enterprise—individuals “touching” customers, suppliers, banks, and other partners—to be given mobile devices with specific data analytics capabilities. The employees would access data relevant to their roles, assess the importance of this information using analytics systems, and then report it in real time to relevant decision makers.
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