Weekly Enterprise Mobility Wrap-up: July 25-29
Rumour has it: How Apple’s headphone jack removal could compromise its enterprise position
Apple’s next generation of the iPhone may include a major change that has both consumers and enterprises up in arms: the removal of the headphone jack. Not only does this place the burden on a consumer to upgrade their headsets to be wireless, but it could potentially slow adoption of iOS in the enterprise as businesses would be reluctant to upgrade all of their users. While this change could be seen as the evolution of mobile, for the short-term it may prove to be a pain.
Readying your enterprise for mobile, part 5: Application development
Once your organization has a Mobile Center of Excellence in place, the next step in enabling enterprise mobile is to investigate the best way to go about app development. Nowadays there are many options, not limited to native app development. There are services that allow for easily developing mobile apps across all platforms - whatever works best for your business is the right solution.
Why perception matters when it comes to enterprise device security
When it comes to the different options for devices, Apple has shown to be the best-perceived when it comes to security. Not only that, but their ubiquity in the consumer market has made them the top vendor for many enterprises looking to enable mobile. While perception is one thing, the IT group in an organization must ensure that they have a consistent security policy to apply to mobile, no matter the device.
Mobile data analytics are key to enterprise mobile efforts
As mobile continues to change the technology landscape, the data collected around mobile usage must be updated to reflect these changing times. Real-time data is far more useful to the sales people in an organization than old-time database reports that are generated once a day. In order to remain competitive, companies must investigate what data is most useful to their workers, and find ways IT can surface that data for consumption as quickly as possible.
Being Ready for a Mobile-First Business Strategy
As a company, understanding how to implement mobile can be daunting. You must move quickly, while at the same time ensuring that security isn’t compromised. Legacy systems may prove too slow and cumbersome to support mobile infrastructure, and so mobile may require its own tier in your IT stack.