Accelerate the Organization

While some companies struggle to understand how to respond to trends, CIOs who define and drive inter-organizational initiatives to adopt mobile technologies and processes add value to the business.

That said, embracing mobility might not be as simple as it sounds. CIOs can start by reviewing their Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies, or modifying authentication and access systems to connect employees to business-critical information from mobile devices; these actions are good first steps. However, achieving business mobility also involves designing facilities that cater to a mobile workforce, or – potentially the most challenging – driving change in corporate culture across organizations by promoting new management practices that enable remote teams.

Microsoft IT has dedicated significant resources to enhance mobility in 2012. Some key areas are featured on the right.

Is the effort worth it? Microsoft believes that achieving business mobility is key to maintaining a competitive edge. We encourage you to read the related content in this section to see how Microsoft IT is helping the company drive adoption of mobility at the technology, facility, and management levels.


Shuttle trips taken per year by employees
and visitors moving about Microsoft’s campus

New World Of Work

Microsoft IT helped design a mobile workforce-oriented facility in Guangzhou, China.

Web redesign for mobile

Microsoft IT enhanced Microsoft’s public website to improve the user experience on all types of devices.

Thrive Wherever

Meet a Microsoft IT leader who is at the forefront of managing a geographically-disbursed team.