Weekly Enterprise Mobility Wrap-Up: Apr 6-10

Rapid mobile app development works - but not without management

Sitrion TALKS: Get Ready For the Future
Last week, our Sitrion Director of Community, Luke Sinclair, hosted a Sitrion TALKS session featuring Markus Dopp, Brian Kellner, and myself. Naturally, we discussed enterprise mobility - but more specifically, how to build a mobile strategy, how to mobilize your existing social strategy, some current trends in mobile, and why all of this is so important for a happy, healthy future both at home and work.

► The mobile-enabled enterprise: Are we there yet?
It’s easy to see BYOD taking over in many companies, but another driver of mobile adoption comes with the “corporate citizen” - employees that are independent and desire to work anywhere. It’s safe to say IT is still getting a handle on these rapidly developing trends.

► Mobile Application Management and BYOD: What’s the Risk for Enterprises
With the trend of BYOD comes some risk. How can you best mitigate it? Blocking risky apps but also preventing risky behavior are important to include as part of any BYOD policy.

► Want to see where all the enterprise mobile apps will be? Most of them won't be in the office.
Where’s the killer enterprise app? It’s likely to be in your “extended enterprise” or partners/field workers/contractors - anyone who is external to your company. The use cases that enable these folks to be more productive are what will create a killer enterprise app.

 This week brings hints of enterprise possibilities for Apple Watch
There hasn’t been much yet in the way of Apple Watch apps for work, but the first hints of possibilities are coming to light. Apple recently hired a marketing specialist for their Business Markets team, plus Salesforce and BetterWorks have announced plans to design apps for the smart watch. Although I have yet to get my hands on one (the Apple Watch sold out almost instantly), I can envision Sitrion ONE approvals as being a great way to use it.

Jenny Blumberg, Mobile Solutions Manager

In Jenny's years at Sitrion she has supported many products including Glassboard, widgets, various RSS readers, and the Sitrion Social mobile apps. When she’s not conquering enterprise mobile challenges, she’s snowboarding, cooking, or camping in beautiful Colorado.

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