Weekly Enterprise Mobility Wrap-up: Oct 17-21

Mobile Email Evolution: The Security Mandate

In this week's wrap up: How best to build enterprise apps and how to grant access easily to end users. Also, as mobile devices become less tethered to a particular carrier, how does that benefit the enterprise?

Mobile Email Evolution: The Security Mandate
Email undoubtedly remains the communication channel of choice for many businesses, and interacting with email by way of mobile phones is no exception. Business can face challenges when it comes to supporting email in their organizations, namely that security needs to be considered and also users’ personal data should remain separate from the company’s.

Building mobile apps for business the right way
In ensuring that a mobile app will meet the needs of business users, it’s important to have a good understanding of how they work. Before development of an enterprise mobile app even begins, one must carefully observe end users to understand their workflows and how that could transfer over to a mobile app.

Enterprises Embrace the Unlocked Device
It used to be that for mobile devices you were locked in with a particular carrier, unless you went to the trouble to unlock the phone yourself which could potentially put the device at risk. Now though, more mobile devices are allowing for flexibility around what carrier you have to use, and with that comes a number of benefits for enterprise users.

Identity Management Goes Mobile
Business users nowadays have expectations around work and their ability to be able to access data anywhere, at any time, and from any device. Mobile devices certainly enable this to happen, but IT must concern themselves with securing data while at the same time opening up workflows to end users. This means then that companies must invest in robust identity management technologies, and consider the implementation of single sign on as a means to easily grant access to users.

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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