Enterprise mobility has experienced a boom in the past few years, becoming a top priority for many businesses’ strategies. In the coming years, enterprise mobility will have an ever-growing impact that companies can’t afford to ignore.
Enterprise mobility allows employees access to necessary information even when they are out of the office, a boon for productivity and profits. There are several trends that are predicted to emerge. Take a look at these predictions as you decide on a direction for your mobile strategy. what direction to take your mobile strategy.
Identity and Access Management (IAM)
Authentication and identification will be a top priority for companies in 2014. These are two of the most basic ways to keep a company’s data from falling into the wrong hands. There are three main aspects of IAM that forecasters are focusing on.
Single sign-on: Users want to be able to sign on one time to access the information they need, rather than over and over on their device. It becomes even more frustrating for them when the devices are small and long passwords become difficult to enter.
Adaptive access control: One way to increase identity insurance is to use contextual information such as behavior patterns and location.
While location data can help ensure user safety in some cases, it raises some very real privacy concerns, as not everyone wants someone knowing where they are at all times. The ability to control location data and precisely who has access to that data will continue to grow in terms of importance.
Enterprise Mobile App and Software Development
In the past, companies opted to work with pre-existing apps and business software platforms rather than develop their own custom enterprise solution. This is predicted to change drastically in the coming years and we’re already seeing a shift. Companies both large and small, from startups to major corporations will focus on custom mobile apps and other Digital Transformation solutions that meet their exact needs and requirements. This will give a boost to both employee productivity and engagement. So watch for custom software and mobile app development to increase dramatically in the coming months and years.
Managed Mobility Services
As companies attempt to transition to a more mobile-friendly strategy, a higher need for managed mobility services arises. Companies know that mobility will lead to increased growth, but many lack the necessary ability to carry out a mobile plan independently. IT companies will be competing to fill this need for non-IT enterprises.
CYOD vs BYOD
While a majority of companies still use a BYOD system, CYOD seems to be the new trend in device management. Companies are making the switch because CYOD can decrease complications in device management, as well as some security risks. Look for more companies to begin switching to some type of CYOD system in their workplace.
On the whole, enterprise mobility is and will continue to be essential to any company’s strategy, and it is only going to gain traction in the coming year. No company should take the risk of not adopting this technology, but it should be done in a well thought-out manner. 7T has experience and knowledge required to help your company navigate this transition.
Achieving an Exceptional ROI Through Digital Transformation
At 7T, we believe in a collaborative development process that engages the client from start to finish. Our process and business-first philosophy leads to a maximum ROI and immense client satisfaction. Mobile app development is one of our many Digital Transformation service offerings, which also include enterprise software development for ERP and CRM systems (among others), along with SaaS development for web apps and mobile apps. We have extensive experience working with cutting-edge technologies and we help our clients to achieve goals such as scaling by delivering exceptional results that are truly transformative for our clients and their companies.
We’re guided by the approach of “Digital Transformation Driven by Business Strategy.” As such, the 7T development team works with company leaders who are seeking to solve problems and drive ROI through Digital Transformation. We then provide collaborative, multi-phased Digital Transformation solutions to clients in all business sectors.
Our offices are situated in Dallas, Houston and Austin, but our clientele spans the globe. If you’re ready to learn more about Digital Transformation-as-a-service or are seeking to develop an incredible UI/UX on a custom enterprise software platform, mobile app or another piece of technology for your organization, contact 7T today.