Weekly Enterprise Mobility Wrap-Up: Apr 27 – May 1
► #ITBW rounds up the best Build 2015 roundups
Microsoft Build took place this week. In addition to lots of talk about the cloud, Hololens, and Windows 10, it was revealed that Android and iOS apps can soon be easily ported over to Windows Phone. This is a smart move on their part, as Windows Phone adoption has been lacking mostly due to “app gap”, or the absence of most commonly enjoyed Android and iOS apps.
► Zombie apps haunt BYOD workplaces
“Zombie apps,” or apps that are no longer updated or removed from app stores, can pose a risk to your end users as they can potentially be hijacked by hackers. Not only that, but outdated apps could be missing critical security updates if users fail to update them. The solution may be to educate users against this, or to set up devices such that they update software automatically.
► 4 Consumerization Trends That Are Changing Enterprise Software as We Know It
In what is surely a continuing trend lately, enterprise software of yesteryear is no longer an adequate solution for engaged employees. People are now demanding consistent user experiences, timely solutions, and ease-of-use in the software they use to be productive at work. If companies fail to address this, often employees will turn to consumer equivalents.
► An inconvenient truth: Enterprise mobility is all about the end user
CIOs have many challenges in choosing the right technologies to keep their employees productive. Gone are the days where IT can provide bloated enterprise solutions. Employees must be engaged with what they’re using. Addressing business needs with mobile apps while keeping the end users in mind is important.
► How to manage the scope of your mobility initiative
Keeping your mobile strategy focused is a matter of considering how best to serve your end users through communication and keeping the user experience at the forefront.
► Is it time to add a mobile strategist to your team?
There could come a time where your company’s mobile initiative demands more attention than your CIO/CTO is able to give it. Perhaps you need someone in the role of a mobile strategist to own everything mobile? If you have a BYOD policy and are considering multiple mobile apps, the answer may be yes.