Weekly Enterprise Mobility Wrap-up: Nov 9-13
The tablet wars are heating up with new offerings from Apple and Microsoft, plus the demand for enterprise mobile apps continues to grow. We’re also seeing a lot of mobile OS’s being unified between tablet/laptop/phone, so what does that bode for in the future?
5 reasons enterprise users should consider the iPad Pro
Apple released their new iPad Pro on November 11. This device aims to provide enterprise users with whatever they might need to do their jobs, and then some. Apple is promoting the device as a replacement for your laptop or other tablets. The fact that you can use your data plan in the absence of WiFi is a selling point, and the robust suite of productivity apps available should make this larger iPad more appealing to business users.
Hands-on with Microsoft's new Surface Pro 4
Not to be outdone, the new Surface Pro 4 is coming out hot on the heels of the iPad Pro. With impressive specs and a lot of attention going into improving the general design and feel of the device, the Surface still maintains a place as a true enterprise-ready device.
Strategy Analytics: Mobile enterprise business applications market rise to $63.0 Billion by 2020
A combination of people using their mobile devices more and more for work, plus the shifting role that IT now has in enabling users has undoubtedly contributed to a surge in demand for mobile apps. Businesses now see mobile as an opportunity to keep workers productive, and so mobile app demand continues to grow as expected.
IT execs excited (but cautious) about merger of mobile, desktop OSes
With Windows 10, Microsoft introduced a unified OS that ran across all platforms. Google has now been rumored to be joining Android and Chrome OS. In the future, we may see more unification across devices as companies provide cross-platform OS’s. It will be interesting to see how this approach impacts IT and also app developers.