Weekly Enterprise Mobility Wrap-Up: June 29 – July 3
► Why the enterprise mobility management market needs a rethink
The major players in the EMM market - AirWatch, MobileIron, and Microsoft - while they all offer extensive suites for handling device, app, and content management, still need to continually stay on top of the rapidly shifting enterprise mobility market. While the myriad offerings of these unique companies can make it tough on buyers making the decision, ultimately what drives the choices should come down to what’s best for the people in your organization.
► What’s the future for Windows Phone?
While the future of the Windows Phone is unclear, it’s undeniable that Microsoft is putting a lot of investment in remaining a player in the mobile market. They’ve taken a unique approach with the introduction of Windows 10 as a cross-platform development suite to make it easier for developers to port over to mobile. While they may not make a dent in the iOS and Android market share for the time being, it’s still interesting to see where they’re making investments.
► Apple Watch enterprise ecosystem gains policy control
While IT scrambles to cover wearables in their ever-expanding policies to protect company data, the Apple Watch is continually adding features to provide more control. In that regard, Good Technology aims to help IT secure the Watch with the introduction of a Good Work app for the device.
► Mobile roundup: BYOD, FYOD, and SYOD
We’re all familiar with BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) in organizations, but what happens if this behavior doesn’t have IT’s blessing? Enter FYOD and SYOD. FYOD, or Fix Your Own Device, points to those users who are fiercely self-reliant and choose not to turn to IT if they have problems. SYOD, or Smuggle Your Own Device, entails that there are inevitably employees who will bring their own device to work without approval from IT. What can be done to prevent this? This piece aims to answer that.
► Behind the app: Integrating mobile into the enterprise
While design and usability are often top of mind when it comes to putting together an enterprise mobile app, extensive consideration has to be done for the retrieval and interaction with the backend systems needed to keep employees productive. What does that entail? Flexibility, control, and backwards compatible support for legacy systems are all important.