Weekly Enterprise Mobility Wrap-up: Jan 23-27

Enterprise mobile management predictions for 2017

This coming year, not only will companies have to implement mobile strategies for smartphones, but a growing market of wearables and other peripherals will present new challenges as well. What do CIOs need to know for secure networks that support all sorts of devices?

6 EMM predictions for 2017
Beyond the growth of mobile in the enterprise, CIOs also need to be attentive to how they have implemented their Enterprise Mobile Management (EMM) strategy. Not only are more mobile devices in use, but so too are other peripherals that make up the IoT (Internet of Things), wearables, and AI. These all contribute to greater complexity for supporting mobile in the workplace. BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) continues to be a major trend for companies, and wearables, machine learning, and other new technologies will be things to consider for 2017.

3 mobile enterprise services to consider in 2017 (and one to avoid)
It’s fortunate that many technological advancements first go to the consumer market and, in a way, are vetted for quality before they are readily available to the enterprise. Voice recognition software, IoT, and microservices have all been around for a few years, but their reliability has been tested and may better enhance enterprise mobility solutions in the near future.

Going mobile for enterprises
For companies considering mobile solutions for their workforce, oftentimes the first hurdle is the biggest and most difficult to overcome: the transition of legacy data systems and service layers to a form that can be consumed by mobile. Understanding the requirements for mobility and rolling out a carefully planned solution can get you there, but it takes time and commitment.

Enterprise "cloudification" and EMM security highlights of Strategy Analytics predictions
The year ahead is shaping up to be one in which many companies move toward mobility. What this means is transferring a lot of data and processes to the cloud. The maturity of EMM also means that security solutions are a growing component of it. There can be real measured success in mobility, and companies are looking to take advantage of it this year and beyond.

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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