Enterprise mobility makes for unending conversation. Organizations around the world and of all sizes have recognized the magnanimous power of the mobile device and their management teams are relentlessly looking to implement enterprise mobile solutions that will help them maximize efficiency, improve workflows and enhance communication.
Whether you are an early startup or a successful corporate giant, read on to learn about enterprise mobility trends that have been garnering tremendous attention recently:
• BYOD vs COPE
Despite intensive debate around the security concerns associated with BYOD, it is being adopted rather aggressively by forward thinking organizations, so much so that, Gartner has made rather bold predictions about its future adoption rate. According to them, by 2016, about two fifths of global enterprises will abandon personal computers, tablets and phones and encourage employees to use their own devices in the office. However, given that security and manageability concerns are taking a centre stage, with employees using personal and company devices almost interchangeably, there is also talk about the COPE (corporate- owned, personally enabled) model making a comeback.
• Harnessing Big Data is the key to future success
Why is Big Data making the rounds on so many discussion boards? Because it could very well be the answer to the most compelling questions being asked about personalization and increasing engagement with the prospect/customer. Big data provides unbelievable access to understanding user behaviour and their immediate and long-term needs, which serves as extremely valuable input to personalizing mobile applications and also in releasing drastically better future versions.
• Rise of non-developer mobile app developers
Does this statement seem like an oxymoron? It isn’t, thanks to the recent emergence of “low-code” development platforms, opening up avenues for even those with no coding background (especially, business users) to create mobile apps. In fact, according to Gartner Research, by 2018, over 50% of all mobile applications will be created by business analysts without any coding effort. Giving business users and other non-coders an opportunity to embark on the journey to innovation with mobility, is bound to have a transformative impact on enterprise mobility.
• Cloud based development
Today massive ERP systems are being swiftly replaced by convenient and exceptionally efficient no-frills SaaS products that are hosted on the cloud. Various business applications including Email, Payroll, Project Management, Marketing Automation, CRM and Servers are already being provided on the cloud. Not only are these apps easily discoverable, but they have such consumer-friendly interfaces that they make the buying decision and the subsequent usage, implementation and set up rather easy. Agility, elasticity and astounding operational costs savings are just some of the reasons cloud storage is rapidly becominge the most disruptive technology of our times. Businesses are increasingly choosing mobile cloud over time-consuming legacy technology, for obvious reasons.
• Mobile device management
Businesses are now increasingly using Mobile Device Management (MDM) products by third parties in order to manage the administration of their mobile devices. MDM ensures that employees are being productive and are not breaching any corporate policies. MDM is responsible for various functions including: segregation of corporate data, work email security, enforcing corporate policies and the overall management of various mobile devices, such as tablets, phablets, handhelds, laptops as well as the corporate documents stored on these devices.
According to your observation, what enterprise mobility trends have taken flight recently? Do let us know in comments.