Weekly Enterprise Mobility Wrap-up: Oct 12-16

Will the  enterprise PC soon be a thing of the past?

Will the enterprise PC soon be a thing of the past?
One might want to attribute the fall in PC sales to the fact that tablets are becoming more popular, but in fact, tablets too are seeing a decline. What is happening, however, is a rise in hybrid devices or tablet PCs. They represent the best of both worlds: combining power and mobility with a slim design—moving towards the future of how people work.

Global Enterprise Mobility market 2015 is poised to reach $11.2 billion
Not only has cellular coverage grown in such a way as to make it easier for people everywhere to use mobile devices, but also the growing acceptance in the workplace for the use of mobile to get work done. Although growth has been rampant, there are still some hindrances when it comes to issues around security and management of mobile devices.

Enterprise mobility: Avoid knee jerk developments
In order to successfully implement a mobile solution in your organization, there is no doubt that a specific purpose should be defined in which you’re aiming to fulfill. Beyond that, figuring out how to implement your solution comes down to a few simple principles. Do a few things, but do them well. Understand your user base, not just what their needs are, but also the environment they’re in; for example, What OS’s are you targeting? This can help decide the approach you’ll take for development. Finally, keeping users involved throughout the development cycle can help you obtain early feedback.

How Shadow IT is emerging into the light
With different device types in use in the workplace, also comes various methods for obtaining and storing data with document silos on the rise. Undoubtedly, this raises businesses concerns about the security and privacy of their critical business information.  One way to address these concerns is to ensure that end users aren’t making the decisions around what software they use, giving businesses more control over the data.

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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