Weekly Enterprise Mobility Wrap-Up: Mar 16-20
► What recent case law can teach about BYOD workplaces
The Bring Your Own Device movement, or BYOD, presents many challenges for both employers and employees. Notwithstanding the convenience and goodwill it presents employees, there are still undoubtedly many areas that still need improvement - notably how to handle reimbursements on data usage, what employees to include in a BYOD program, and how to handle the protection of private data on a corporate managed device.
► 4 steps in identifying your mobile identity strategy
My favorite piece on enterprise mobile from this past week - this is pragmatic and succinct advice on defining a mobile identity strategy. Every person who is a stakeholder for a company’s mobile strategy should follow this guide!
► Good, Microsoft team for enterprise mobility push
This week Good Technology and Microsoft announced a partnership. There are a combination of feature sets both companies aim to offer - Good Work, an enterprise mobile platform, will allow people to store data on Microsoft OneDrive for Business. Microsoft Surface tablets running Windows 8.1 will now work in tandem with the Good Dynamics Secure Mobility Platform. Finally, Good will let developers integrate their SDK into universal apps for Windows devices.
► EMM vs. MAM: Are we doing mobile security all wrong?
Going all in on mobile device management isn't necessarily a bad thing, but considering app and content level management can be beneficial. Often times we shouldn’t look at device and app management being exclusive from each other; they can be used in tandem to create a solid enterprise mobile environment.
► 5 ways to overcome app development challenges
Finally, in the enterprise app development space there are a number of hurdles that CIOs must overcome. These include identifying goals of app development that represent what your organization needs from mobile and finding ways to simplify development by finding ways to reuse code.
► Can the mobile Web win back developers from iOS, Android?
And although native app development dominates in many ways, mobile web apps aren't giving up the fight. New standards may make them more competitive with native with features such as better touch response and notifications support.