Is the era of the desk job behind us? Unquestionably, if you define a desk job as one that requires you to stay at your desk. IDC predicts that over the next five years, the number of mobile workers in the U.S. will grow from 96.2 million to 105.4 million, making them nearly three-quarters of the entire U.S. workforce.

The growth of the mobile workforce will only continue to accelerate with the ongoing migration to cloud-based applications and services. After all, there's no reason to tie users to their desks when they can access the tools and data they need to do their jobs from wherever they happen to be. However, as applications and users continue to move outside the physical boundaries of the enterprise, organizations face an urgent challenge: How do they take advantage of greater mobility and the agility it supports without risking the security of sensitive data and business-critical applications?

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