Weekly Enterprise Mobility Wrap-up: Aug 22-26
Find out which enterprise mobile devices are the best fit for users
Mobile devices vary wildly. Depending on the needs of the user plus what an organization is able to support, it’s best to understand what is available. IT in organizations may be on the hook to decide what devices to distribute, so knowing your audience is key in making those decisions.
From legacy to mobile
For many companies, relying on legacy enterprise data systems can be seen as a hindrance to supporting mobile. This need not be the case, as cloud technologies, when embraced, can help companies transition their data to more mobile-friendly formats. Among other things preventing companies from going mobile, is the fear of security vulnerabilities and also how complex many business systems are.
Changing enterprise architect role opens new doors, closes others
With the growing popularity of mobile and cloud technology, your typical enterprise architect role has shifted greatly. Before, building systems on premise was the common practice, whereas now instead of focusing on those areas of IT, the enterprise architect may now be responsible for cloud platforms and supporting mobile devices in the infrastructure. The good news is that cloud technology has given way to easier and faster deployments.
5 products leading the enterprise mobile management pack
Many companies look toward enterprise mobile management (or EMM) vendors as a way to realize their mobile implementations securely and easily. What these companies provide is not only MDM (Mobile Device Management), but also secure tunneling, app distribution, and analytics. Gartner has defined the top vendors as being AirWatch by VMware, MobileIron, Citrix, IBM, and Blackberry.
Android Nougat vs iOS 10: Which mobile OS is more enterprise-ready?
The upcoming newest versions of the most popular mobile OS’s, Android’s Nougat and Apple’s iOS 10, are both coming soon and both offer different features that may help the enterprise. While a lot of features of these new OS’s are targeted at consumers, there are a number of security enhancements that will be appealing to IT.