Enterprise Mobility has had quite an evolution. Companies are recognizing the growing need for Anytime, Anywhere, Any-device (Solution/Service) and are fully embracing mobile devices, application and services. This has set stage for true business transformation which will provide tremendous competitive differentiation and financial benefits to the organization that embraces this mobile wave.
But mobile technology also presents new risks and planning considerations, from the consumerization of IT to challenges in data protection and security, privacy, data integrity, compliance, managing multiple heterogeneous devices, Management and Maintence of the application. On the other hand several benefits like reduced costs, increased efficiency and customer satisfaction forces organizations to find options to tackle these challenges. In short, mobilization offers incredible advantages for business and consumers alike. Businesses recognize the opportunity to give the workforce more flexibility and to become more efficient.
Several trends – and the way companies react to them –can go a long way toward overcoming these challenges and get the competitive differentiation and financial benefits.
Five Major predictions and trends that we can see in the Enterprise Mobile area:-
Need for both Mobile Application Management Solutions as well as their own private mobile enterprise app store to securely deliver “required” and optional applications to their workforce
Mobile Security evolved into mobile Risk Management
Enterprise mobility will force Google to reduce Android Fragmentation. Google will be forced to take greater responsibility to enforce version consistency and IT Management features for Android
Enterprise cloud and Enterprise Mobility becomes one with Hybrid Apps: Business will lean towards these hybrid mobile applications as they will become the connectivity tissue for organization as they adopt more cloud services and their workforce become more mobile.
Enterprise mobility begins its transformation into Enterprise IT. Organization is realizing that mobility is at the very core of their business strategy and will recognize the importance of two becoming one.
Organizations that adopt these trends and face the challenges early on will yield long term sustainable advantages through new revenue sources, productivity gains, reduced costs, and deeper customer loyalty.