Weekly Enterprise Mobility Wrap-up: Feb 27-March 3

Lessons on enterprise mobility from the BI market

The Business Intelligence (BI) market is a great model for enterprise mobility experts to learn a few lessons. Specifically, when UX is lacking, how does it affect adoption?

What can enterprise mobility experts learn from the BI market?
If you stop to examine the challenges in the BI market, you can easily find similarities with what enterprise mobility experts also face. These include choosing how to add value to the end user and embracing the openness of having cross-platform capabilities (or, in the case of mobile, multiple back end systems). Since its boom in the 1990s, the BI market has been an example for how enterprise mobility leaders can tackle similar industry obstacles.

Mobility energizes the digital enterprise
As CIOs prepare to implement a mobile strategy, they most likely will find that the evolving mobile landscape can present some interesting challenges. A mobile strategy shouldn’t include just mobile devices and apps but an entire framework made up of different connections (i.e. made up of IoT, or the Internet of Things), visual and speech processing, and geolocation. This look into how Medical Center Health Systems enabled mobile throughout their facilities offers a helpful case study on how to overcome unexpected hurdles.

EMM helps companies protect mobile devices — near and far
When a company needs to secure a growing network of mobile devices, IT has many tools at the ready. A security plan should not only include encrypting company information, but also keeping device operating systems up-to-date, implementing data-loss prevention mechanisms, and tailoring identity and access management to the end user. This means investing in EMM (Enterprise Mobile Management) software or, at the very least, using Active Directory to make sure your users are who they say they are.

Why user experience is the missing piece of the enterprise mobile app puzzle
Many people consider mobile apps to be an important piece of their workday. However, when surveyed, many workers don’t actually use the mobile solutions that are offered to them. Why is that? A major complaint for enterprise mobile apps is that the experience is lacking, especially when compared to more popular consumer apps. Check out why apps with better design are more successful in encouraging workers to use mobile.

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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