Utilizing Data Access Technologies - MMIS 530 - Robert Baxley

Utilizing Data Access Technologies - MMIS 530 - Robert Baxley

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Utilizing Data Access Technologies Wi-Fi, WI-Max & 3G/4G for Remote Workers Robert Baxley Friends University A. Outline It has become commonplace for many of today’s workers, especially ‘knowledge’ workers, to perform much of their work remotely at client sites, while traveling or even while working from their home. While this has created a number of new opportunities for both companies and the workers, this shift to perform more woke remotely, away from the relatively safe confine of the corporate network, has also created a number of new challenges for the company to overcome and has exposed some weakness in the technology being used. Today's remote workers depend on the high availability of many services such as video conferencing, cellular phone, high-speed internet access to the corporate network, text and email access which are used for continuous connection to their office and to other co-workers. For these critical corporate communications, high-speed, real-time access is a must. Delays in communications are more than inconvenient, they can affect productivity, how clients perceive the company and even how the company views the over-all performance of the remote worker.
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Robert Baxley MMIS 530 With the increasing usage of these technologies companies can make certain that finishing projects will be possible even when the workers are located in remote areas. For ease of access and cost savings businesses are shifting towards using public and private wireless networks at an increasing pace. It is essential for organizations to support mobile and remote workers and adapt to the ever changing technologies and applications. The level of accessibility to the corporate network is critical to ensure that users have same information they can get from office and companies need a way to make sure that the data and networks are secure with a meant to audit, verify and backup critical information. This paper will focus on wireless technologies that are widely available today, security of the wireless networks and how remote workers can effectively utilize these technologies to increase their productivity. Specifically, this paper will focus on the pros & cons of using various technologies, the usage of VoIP, text messages, Instant Messaging [ IM] text and video chats as a replacement to video conferencing, access to e-mails from mobile phones and other wireless devices to quickly response to important messages, broadband wireless internet access , the use of passwords in combination with one-time personal identification numbers (PINs) for security and verification processes and lastly, how the companies and remote workers have a requirement to use an effective virtual private network (VPN) system to safely encrypt and secure corporate data transmitted through the public internet.
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This note was uploaded on 03/17/2012 for the course MMIS 530 taught by Professor Jayashbaugh during the Spring '12 term at Friends University.

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