Weekly Enterprise Mobility Wrap-Up: Sept 28 – Oct 2

Computerworld: Apple CEO says the future of enterprise is mobility

Apple CEO says the future of enterprise is mobility
Apple CEO Tim Cook presented an olive branch to enterprise mobility in the form of the old adage, “don’t work harder, work smarter.” Although mobile has infiltrated the workplace, it seems that there hasn’t really been a game-changer approach yet presented. Apple and other companies now have an opportunity to help people get the most out of their work day. Partnering with businesses that understand the enterprise vertical (like IBM, Cisco, and Box) is a good way for the likes of Apple and Google to enhance their products for the workplace.

Emergence of Mobile Workforce and BYOD Driving Demand for Enterprise Mobility
Just how big is the market for enterprise mobility? In 2015 alone the market is expected to reach $99.5 billion, with more growth envisioned for the future. The biggest driver of this is the BYOD, or Bring Your Own Device, movement going on in the workplace. As consumers take their mobile devices of choice to work, they in turn demand connectivity and access to data.

Enterprise Enthusiasm For Apps Doesn’t Translate Into Action
It’s no doubt that enterprise apps are in high demand with everyone using their mobile phones both in and out of the workplace, but what is being done to retain users and ensure ongoing success with a business app after it’s released? Spending enough time QA’ing an app and devoting resources to bug fixes can keep an app afloat.

Reaping the benefits of mobility in the enterprise
While companies recognize the need to support mobility on the job, the challenges in supporting mobile can be daunting. Many employees would prefer to bring their own device to work, but this presents security challenges to IT. Despite these challenges, mobile has shown to help employees feel better about their employers and derive more job satisfaction.

Mobile security 101: Eight must-haves to protect mobile data
Depending on who you ask, some say security must happen at the device level. Others feel that app or even just content/data level security suffices for personal devices used in the workplace. Undoubtedly a solid security plan should take several approaches to mitigate risk. A few of which include multi-factor authentication and containerization.

 

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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