How to Choose a Secure and Eco-friendly Mobile Work Force Solution - Page 5

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With so many security solutions available, companies must choose wisely to deploy one that fits the needs of the IT department. As with weighing any decision, there are many aspects to consider, especially if mobility is the key factor in selecting a solution. If mobility is important to an organization, a standardized security solution that offers true mobility features such as session persistence, advanced data compression and seamless roaming is necessary.

And as with any purchase decision, total cost of ownership must also be considered. Finally, in today's environment, energy conservation and green initiatives in a solution should also be evaluated. A solution should be scalable and application transparent to future growth needs in terms of adding more users or applications.

Once you've made your decision, you're on your way to complete, seamless mobile security for your company and its remote workers.

Asa Holmstrom is president of Columbitech. Asa is responsible for the company's day-to-day operations in the United States. As part of this role, Asa spends time on-site helping retailers secure their wireless infrastructure. Asa joined Columbitech after more than 15 years of executive leadership in the IT industry, most recently as the CEOof the technology consultancy firm Kvadrat.

Asa has also worked as a management consultant at Cap Gemini, focusing on sales, business development and leadership within global technology companies such as Ericsson and Siemens. She can be reached at [email protected].