Weekly Enterprise Mobility Wrap-Up: July 27-31
Windows 10: The acceleration into a mobile-dominant enterprise architecture
Windows 10 launched this week, and with free upgrades for anyone running Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 there is widespread adoption of the new OS. Windows 10 may represent a shift in device management and approaches to patching software in the enterprise. And although the OS has thus far been positively reviewed, the bad news could be that mobile adoption may be lacking (Windows 10 Mobile may not reach as many phones as Microsoft hoped)
Android Stagefright Vulnerability Puts 950M Devices at Risk
A security flaw recently discovered on the Android platform can compromise a device with only a text message. This vulnerability could potentially target 95% of Android devices. While Google was swift to implement a patch, devices out in the wild can remain at risk if they are on older versions of Android software (and especially frustrating if you are on an older device that you can’t update).
MDM drives enterprise mobility investment
A survey has revealed that many companies are still turning to MDM (Mobile Device Management) vendors to encompass their mobile strategy. It’s apparent then that security is still a top concern. The survey also found that internal apps show mobile is top of mind, especially for HR and finance activities.
Google boasts Android for Work success
Google’s EMM (Enterprise Mobile Management) solution, Android for Work, is growing due in no small part to partnerships with AT&T and other phone carriers. What Android for Work aims to simplify is the separation of company and personal data. Indeed, figuring out split billing costs is an essential feature for keeping those in a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) organization happy.
Guest View: Enterprise mobility: A promise unfulfilled
Despite mobile devices being used everywhere, including the workplace, there still seems to be a lack of compelling mobile apps designed for work. Mobile apps undoubtedly take significant investment, both in time and money, and companies are struggling to define their strategies when it comes down to developing for mobile despite the myriad options available.