Enterprise Mobility In 2016 – What’s Lies In Store Ahead!
In today’s global competitive era, when it comes to Enterprise Mobility, people associated with organizations are beginning to utilize this concept in many different ways.
According to Wikipedia, “Enterprise mobility is the trend toward a shift in work habits, with more employees working out of the office and using mobile devices and cloud services to perform business tasks.” This means that mobile app development in its traditional concept is changing rapidly especially when it comes to organizations and enterprise mobility. Mobile enterprise maturity means that it is necessary to overcome the various complexities that an organization faces – which begins from complexity of integration to deployment and further management of these enterprise apps.
Enterprise mobility is challenging the traditional concept of app development at a point when many new technologies are hitting the market. With many a forward thinking mobile app development company going headfirst with the concept of developing enterprise apps and apps for business, let us examine the state of enterprise mobility today and what to expect in the current year 2016.
The need to adopt newer architectures
Today’s companies needs to adopt newer architectures and technologies besides adopting new methodologies. All this happens in the midst of acquiring new mindsets. Nevertheless, many companies are making good progress when it comes to mobile maturity, and such companies have now sufficiently evolved to bring a digital transformation into the market by increasing their portfolio of apps.
Mobile as a concept will become part of a broader business and IT strategy. In this scenario, it is expected that large technology providers will outshine the smaller mobile solution providers in an extremely competitive scenario. Mobile will go a step further and encompass the integration with heterogeneous systems, such as IoT, cloud services, SaaS, PaaS and other emerging technologies that are rapidly emerging currently.
The further growth of cloud vendors
Cloud vendors will now emerge as a great force, which means that there will be a greater efficiency and scalability between existing IT systems and mobile devices. The cloud vendors will extend their offerings to provide sophisticated solutions as well as services. These cloud vendors as well as smaller cloud vendors are expected to play an increasing role in the market, which means they will be able to compete with the enterprise level IT providers who have till now traditionally dominated the enterprise software market.
The role of IoT
In 2016, mobile enterprises will need to determine how emerging technology in the form of IoT (or Internet of Things) will work for them and how they will be able to integrate it as part of their digital business strategy. There is a deliberate slow approach to IoT, since a very low percentage of mobile organizations are really implementing an IoT centric solution. The scenario is well placed for companies that are successfully implementing IoT projects as well as those who have the capability to crast company wide digital strategy that spans mobile as well as IoT. Although this development is in a nascent stage, mobile will move out from the IT fold and makes a shift towards determining how it can be useful in various business problems and how such a business can drive innovation in the company.
The effect of BYOD
Thus, from the preceding points, it can be easily determined that enterprise mobility is touching all organizations – big and small. It is no longer the pet domain of Information Technology (IT), not it an be associated with larger organizations. The reason for this change is that there has been a wide spread deployment of smartphones as well as a general acceptability of BYOD.
The term, which means ‘Bring your own Device’, means that users can bring their own personal mobile devices on-site for business purposes. This means that the enterprises in question have embraced a broader consumer enterprise movement. Following the BYOD culture is the BYOA principle, which is an acronym for “Bring Your Own App” This means that businesses now permit the use of personal mobile software in business environments. Beyond this, it can so that many enterprises will allow “bring your own app platforms”, (BYOP) which could be the next resource for businesses to take advantage of the growing enterprise mobile landscape.
Enterprise mobility and Security
Developments on the enterprise landscape when it comes to mobility means that there is more networked hardware. This in turn means that there is going to be a need to more more security. The reason being is that more networked hardware means there is more points of access that could mean more vulnerability. Although there are solutions such as Server Hosted Virtual Desktop (SHVD), these methods often slow down the organizational productivity. An effective alternative includes IT that have administrative control over all user devices over the business network. This technology strives to reduces the need for on-site IT personnel.
Thus, it can be said Enterprise mobility has become essential as well as inevitable. With the modern enterprise become consumerized, the various businesses implementing Enterprise mobility are seeking innovative opportunities in this area. Enterprise mobility as the panacea to solve every business need is growing and will be the deciding factor whether the organization will be successful or not.
I am Pratik Kanada, founder & CEO of 360 Degree Technosoft, which makes app ideas into reality by providing unique design and development services across iOS and Android platforms. I generally write blogs on mobile technology, app development and app marketing.