Weekly Enterprise Mobility Wrap-up: Jan 11-15

5 ways IT leaders should prep for the mobile future

5 ways IT leaders should prep for the mobile future
While mobile has been shifting from “I need an app for that” to “mobile is how I do business”, the expectations employees and consumers have are growing. IT leaders must be diligent on delivering excellent mobile experiences to keep users happy. This can include implementing a DevOps model in the workplace and focusing on delivering solutions quickly.

Mobile Security: We are the enemy
Despite measures that IT can take to prevent lapses in mobile security, the riskiest area that still always needs attention is the people who actually use mobile. Malicious apps and unsecured Wi-Fi can put mobile data at risk, as well as phones that have been jailbroken.

Enterprise users want offline access to mobile CRM apps
With growing demand for offline capabilities, SaaS companies are having to respond in kind. Inevitably users will find themselves in areas with low or no data, but still want to take advantage of mobile capabilities. This can increase the mobile app footprint or even conflicts in committing data, and so SaaS organizations are implementing in phases, such as enabling read-only support or some minor editing features.

Why Facebook should buy Slack to win the enterprise
Slack, the group messaging app, has become a surprise hit in the enterprise. This useful tool is a great way to communicate with teams from your mobile device. If Facebook wants to gain some penetration into the enterprise mobile messaging market, considering Slack as an acquisition would be wise.

Use single sign-on technology to integrate mobile app access
Mobile Identity and Access Management are key tools in enabling success with mobile in your organization. Not only do users want access to the resources they need to perform their jobs, but often times this can take place across multiple devices. Ensuring that users can securely access data, while keeping the experience a pleasant one, may involve implementing a Single Sign On experience in your organization.

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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