Weekly Enterprise Mobility Wrap-up: Feb 8-19

What to expect from Mobile World Congress 2016

Mobile World Congress is this week! While we wait to see what’s revealed, here’s a wrap-up of the last two weeks in the world of enterprise mobility, including what EMM vendors need to focus on next and how businesses can ensure their mobile app strategies resonate with workers.

What to expect from Mobile World Congress 2016
Mobile World Congress is set to take place this week, here is a guide on what you can expect to be revealed in this annual event in Barcelona.

What EMM vendors need to do next
Not too long ago, before the enterprise mobility market had matured, vendors provided device management solutions. Now thing have evolved into Enterprise Mobile Management offerings, and clear front-runners are appearing as EMM growth expands. What needs to happen next then, involves partnering with device manufacturers as well as supporting a diverse set of device types – all going beyond device management and including app and identity management as well.

Shadow IT mobile app development on the rise
Shadow IT, instead of something diminishing in organizations, is instead coming to the forefront as people create their own mobile solutions without the intervention of IT. But perhaps instead of viewing this kind of development as a threat, companies can embrace new technology while at the same time mitigating risk. One thing shadow IT can offer is innovation and it can be empowering to the users.

Users are mobile, but businesses need App strategies to match
Most people have smartphones, and in turn many people would like to perform some functions of their job from mobile. To ensure that workers are able to be productive via mobile, companies must ensure that their mobile strategies align with the needs of workers.

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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