Key Mobility Trends Enterprises Will Continue to Follow in 2017 

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Posted: August 30, 2017

If you’re a part of the existing ecosystem, you’re sure to be using smartphones, smart watches, mobile apps and gadgets alike. Because that’s how this world is moving – on the mobile ship.

The entire sea has changed and so are our methods of sailing and yes of course, the ship. We are enroute to more advanced, more mobile-savvy waters that take us to the harbor faster and easier. The mobile industry is one such epitome of this unprecedented transformation. The one-third of this planet population has now shifted their paths to a convenient and expedient life through smartphones. And enterprises/organizations are no exceptions in this journey.

Companies are poised to deploy strong and efficient work strategies so that they don’t dissipate any important hours and energy in needless processes, instead employ the benefits of mobile technology and mobile apps to gain a better position.

What’s so important in an enterprise while working? 

It’s the connection with co-workers and clients – something that’s quick, reliable and accessible. And that’s what a mobile does. It also connects them seamlessly with the clients, through enterprise mobility management platforms. Top enterprise software development and enterprise app development companies are coming up with state-of-the-art solutions to cater to various enterprises across multiple industries.

As per the recent reports, it’s evident that business leaders and employees want more mobile-first solutions. The market size of BYOD and enterprise mobility will grow to 73.30 Billion USD by 2021, which is massive. The concept of Managed Mobility Services (MMS) is new to many enterprises; it can really prove to achieve better efficiencies, lower costs and increased flexibility.

While some enterprises have started employing Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) strategy in the office premises, others are focusing on mobility security against enterprise-grade threats.

If you are enticed with these terms and concepts and are at the outset of implementing mobility solutions in your enterprise, here’s a list of top trends you ought to follow to pace up with the market needs and your competitors.

Data analytics on the top

To fully transform into a mobile-first enterprise, organizations, their management and the employees need to first understand the value of data-in any form – scattered, unprocessed, processed. Because each new day, every workplace generates a huge amount of data – be it data to rest or data in motion. Every piece of technology used in your office brings in a lot of data points to discuss. For a medical unit, it’s the patient’s data, doctor’s data, insurer’s data. For an E-commerce store, it’s the customer data including personal details, their behavior, the orders delivered or canceled and much more.

The right visualization of data by the IT department will also help them to take prudent decisions. For instance, the team can span devices of thousands of employees across the company at all locations and retrieve information on how many devices of what kinds area actively working, how much carrier data is being used per device, how often field workers face the problem of bad connection. Through deep analytics and right algorithms, meaningful information can be captured and put to the best digital transformation of the enterprise.

Make use of cloud services to store the data and use it later to build innovate strategies that can help you monetize your business.

Internet of Things 

The advent of hot-tech initiatives like connected technology, Internet of Things (IoT) has taken a top spot in the market. One of the recent examples of a company using IoT solutions to make its lab equipment smarter is Elemental Machines. It is using Internet-connected sensors and artificial intelligence to assist pharma firms to predict problems. Yet again, the data-driven approach comes into play. The sensors can track information of the various factors of temperature, air pressure, light, humidity in refrigerators, ovens, incubators and liquid nitrogen tanks. This data is then recorded, which further helps the staff to see if the equipment misses out on some specs and thus, improve it accordingly.

With the connected technology of IoT, employees can stay informed and collaborative. Further, remote-control devices will present real-time updates, which will also enable more informed decisions.

Cloud Storage 

Primarily a virtual mode of data storage, Cloud storage will continue to dominate the enterprise working as it allows the employees to access data anytime from a remote server, that can be shared across devices in an organization via Internet. Some of the major solutions that cloud storage present to the enterprises are primary storage, data archiving, cloud storage gateway, backup storage, disaster recovery.

The global cloud storage market is expected to grow to $104 Billion by 2023, as stated in Cloud Storage Search Market Report – Global Forecast 2023.

Though in trend, cloud storage poses various security challenges to enterprises, which are being worked upon by experts in the field of enterprise development solutions.

New Managed Mobility Services

To manage corporate devices and help enterprises increase security and productivity, Managed Mobility Services (MMS) are taking the centerstage. They are aimed at reducing the risk and complexity of enterprise-wide mobility and build a user-centric environment for employees in dynamic, corporate environments. This will employ enterprise gateway for secure browsing, containerization for secure access and lower risk.

This year, companies will be keying on more advanced ways of implementing enterprise mobility rather than just sticking to BYOD and BYOA. They will continue to work progressively in the field of data analytics, data storage, artificial intelligence, connected technology, machine learning so as to bring the best solutions to the table – for employees and company as a whole.  Enterprise mobility will no more be an option for business firms and organizations but become an essentiality in every industry.

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