Weekly Enterprise Mobility Wrap-up: November 2–6

IMediaConnection: Where mobile is going in 2016

In keeping with common themes throughout 2015, risk of data loss remains both the biggest threat and also the biggest concern for enterprises. What is 2016 looking like for mobile enterprise? IoT and wearables are beginning to make an appearance, whereas tablets are on a steady decline.

Where is mobile going in 2016?
Wearables, Internet of Things, and Virtual Reality headsets are all slated to make in impact in the coming year. The year of 2015 was undoubtedly all about becoming mobile first, but what are the next steps? Understanding context of the use of mobile, and especially understanding what motivates consumers to make the decisions that they do, will help organizations stay on top of the rapidly changing landscape.

Survey: Mobile devices under serious attack
As more and more people are using their personal devices to access company data, undoubtedly the risk of attack also increases. Not only are personal devices not always governed by a mobile management system, but they tend also to not be password protected or have updated operating systems. The good news is that reports, such as this, surface very real issues and brings them to the attention of enterprises who should be taking action.

Ten commandments to secure the mobile enterprise
What are the most common and effective ways to secure mobile in the enterprise? Here are best practices enterprises should be considering, such as multi-factor authentication, encryption, and the use of a device or app management system to help silo data on personal devices.

Tablet demand next year down to just 17%, Gartner says
Wrapping up the year 2015, a year that saw a rapid decline in demand for tablets, projections are that demand that will settle down to around 17% next year. Not only are phones getting much bigger, such that you no longer need both a phone and a tablet, but people are able to update their older tablets to the latest OS’s and so they’re hanging onto them longer.

Jenny Blumberg, Mobile Solutions Manager

In Jenny's years at Sitrion she has supported many products including Glassboard, widgets, various RSS readers, and the Sitrion Social mobile apps. When she’s not conquering enterprise mobile challenges, she’s snowboarding, cooking, or camping in beautiful Colorado.


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