Enterprise Mobility Mobilized
You're on a business trip or (luckily) enjoying well-earned time off -- far from the office and colleagues and daily demands... until you remember a critical task you forgot. Yet the only "computer" you have with you is a smartphone.
Under most circumstances, that smartphone is useless as a gateway to the enterprise, and no one back in the office is authorized to do what you need to get done (or would know what to do even if they were). If anyone could have anticipated a situation like this -- when enterprise-to-mobile interactions would be essential -- maybe there would have been a compelling reason to develop a mobile app to let you handle things remotely. More likely, your needs are infrequent, it's rare that anyone (especially you) would overlook vital tasks, and the expense of mobile development would argue (strongly) against creating an app for emergencies that happen only once in the proverbial blue moon. However, the fact remains that, if this task doesn't get handled -- by you -- the fallout won't be good.
There is (as you might imagine) a solution. Instead of risking sharing your password and walking a colleague through your vital task (and then having to change your password to make sure that everything's secure), Webalo lets you (well, it lets the administrator back at the office, actually) configure the databases, reports, XML Web services, and websites you use so you can access them on your smartphone (or tablet), relying on your existing directory-based permissions. The configuration, which is likely to take about 10 or 15 minutes, doesn't depend on anything beyond what already exists in the enterprise, so you can get a direct connection to the applications and data you need using the loginid and password that protect them all.
So, what could have been an embarrassing (or revenue-threatening or customer-affecting or career-changing) faux pas became an unnoticed glitch that, in about a quarter of an hour, let you relax and enjoy whatever you were getting ready to do.