The importance of mobility in the workplace has grown significantly in recent years, driven by technological innovations like mobile devices and web-based applications.
The traditional office confines have been eroded and now customers, clients and employees demand the tools required to work whenever and wherever they need to. Businesses that are unwilling to embrace mobility, or do so ineffectively, risk being overtaken by a competitor that is able to provide the flexibility required by the modern world of work.
ThinkPad X1 Family
ThinkPad has been a hallmark of business computing for nearly 25 years and continues to be designed and engineered like no other. As its cornerstone, the X1 family is built on customer insight with many factors considered during the design process. Technology, size, weight and materials are high on the list, but usability, usage modes and connectivity are key lead-user research insights that influenced the development of the products. Business professionals demand the very best of themselves and expect their technology to do likewise. ThinkPad X1 is designed with the sole purpose of offering the best possible experience, by embracing workplace transformation.
Optional 4G LTE-A connectivity: Mobile users get the fastest, most advanced mobile broadband technology available. The optional WiGig Dock also allows workers to connect wirelessly to dual displays, audio devices, and more.
Intelligent cooling: Heat control is essential to maintaining mobile performance. Intelligent cooling can detect when an X1 Tablet, X1 Carbon or X1 Yoga device is open, in a bag, or on a user’s lap. Depending on how the device is being used, intelligent cooling can dynamically control processor power by alternating between full performance and cool mode. This not only ensures the best possible performance, it also keeps the device cool and comfortable enough to hold in the user’s hands or lap.
Mobile-optimised design: X1 devices incorporate an innovative “super magnesium” alloy for an incredibly thin and light design, as well as satellite-grade carbon fiber for superior durability. Rather than cramming the WiFi antenna into the device hinge, areas of non-conductive material are included in the upper corners of X1 devices to offer superior wireless signal reception.
Staying Productive and Secure
Despite the benefits provided by enterprise mobility, there are also challenges that need to be addressed, most notably those regarding security. Mobility and security are often viewed as being at opposite ends of the spectrum, with remote access to work resources leading to a greater likelihood of vulnerabilities and an increased threat of data breaches. Although it is an oversimplification to say that mobility leads to security risks, there are a number of reasons why this perception has emerged.
In the last year, 689 million people have been victims of cybercrime and with 431 million new malware strains detected, device security has never been more critical.
Going a step further for mobile users, Lenovo Unified Workspace enables IT to create a unified workspace for their organisation and provide users with secure, browserbased access to files, applications, and reports from any device with a single password. Key features include:
Centralised management and service delivery: Unified Workspace manages and orchestrates the delivery of IT services through the web, including single sign-on (SSO), password management, remote access, reporting and management, remote file access, and security. It provides bimodal deployment, enabling users to collaborate easily from around the world, regardless of time, location, or device.
Improved security: Using Unified Workspace, IT can grant users end-to-end access without compromising the network. The solution uses a unique, two-tier architecture (server/relay), making it easy to move IT services and applications into the data centre or to end users. Encryption, pipeline technology, and multifactor authentication methods provide additional contextaware security without sacrificing convenience.
Lenovo were also the first company to put fingerprint readers on PCs, and have now extended that protection to all of their mobile devices. The Lenovo fingerprint reader is fully compatible with the Windows Hello biometric authentication system. Not only does it protect devices from mobile threats, it helps users save time by eliminating the need to remember and type in complex passwords.
ThinkPad X1 mobile devices, combined with Lenovo Unified Workspace, help organisations transform their business by achieving unprecedented levels of mobile productivity and security. With technology that’s easy to secure, simple to manage, and enjoyable to use, organisations can truly bring their mobile strategy to life.