Weekly Enterprise Mobility Wrap-Up: June 1-5
► Microsoft Windows 10, with mobile in mind, arrives in July
Microsoft announced the arrival of their new Windows 10 operating system will be on July 29. Microsoft is looking to be more competitive in the mobile space by allowing people to have a seamless experience no matter what device they’re using. Anyone running Windows 8.1 or 7 will get a free upgrade.
► Mobile is eating the business world, but where are all the great business apps?
People everywhere are glued to their mobile devices, and mobile is starting to disrupt the transportation (think Uber) and photography industries. Why then do we not yet have killer business apps? The problem is likely in the approach. It isn’t enough to turn your website into a mobile version, you must deliver a uniquely mobile experience. Not only that, but security concerns and legacy business systems can hinder mobile development.
► Microsoft's Wunderlist a great looking to-do list app for all of your devices
Lately Microsoft has been grabbing up well designed stand-alone mobile apps to add to their suite of products. This is likely an effort to quickly gain traction among mobile users who previously rejected the Windows Phone because of the lack of common apps found on iOS and Android.
► MAM ensures mobile data security in ways MDM can't [scroll down to read content]
It’s common now to see businesses rejecting full device management systems (MDM) and instead using app management. This is because device management systems can be seen as too overreaching (your device, and all of your photos and data on it, can be remotely wiped). But is MAM any safer or better for your employees? In some ways having more granular control gives you better power over data security and privacy.
► Game changing: How enterprise mobile apps demand a new approach to development
Mobile app development for the enterprise brings along with it unique needs and approaches. What companies need now is not just people who understand the front-end, customer-facing portions of software, but also how to best communicate with legacy back-end systems and how to best operate in the cloud.