Weekly Enterprise Mobility Wrap-up: Sept 12-16

Enterprises hope their mobile users pay attention to security

This week: the biggest challenge IT faces when it comes to security. Plus, what big tech companies are doing to invest in mobile, and some of the reasons why your company should be using an enterprise app store.

Enterprises hope their mobile users pay attention to security
As though IT doesn’t have enough to worry about when it comes to managing and securing mobile devices, another challenge can be simply getting end users to understand security policies. In fact, more than half of IT admins report that their greatest challenge is confirming that users have received and read their company’s security policy. Ensuring end user understanding and buy-in are essential in maintaining a secure mobile infrastructure.

Gain more control of BYOD apps with an enterprise app store
For companies looking to support a mature mobile solution, including an enterprise app store is key. Not only does an enterprise app store provide a way to securely distribute internally developed apps to employees, it can also provide a channel by which employees can also download officially sanctioned third party apps.

Get to know mobile app dev tools from the major ISVs
A lot of large companies are looking to invest in mobile app development. Of these, Microsoft is making strides with their purchase of Xamarin. Both IBM and SAP have recently partnered with Apple in an effort to develop mobile apps for business. And with Oracle looking to bring their technologies to the cloud, there are many options for both app development and support as more companies look to go mobile.

Why app development is going micro
Attempting to bring enterprise software to mobile presents a challenge. Often times, software that is useful on the desktop is far too large and bloated to be useful on a phone. A new trend is emerging, however, where small business processes and workflows are being integrated into micro app forms. This presents users with easier to manage options that are best suited to mobile devices.

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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