Mobile devices have integrated the consumer driven enterprise environment by adopting various facets of consumerization and vendor consolidation. It is often challenging for the enterprises who ever since relied on standalone solutions for work ethos that winded up creating exponential troubles that they were to ought to resolve. Over the years, mobility solutions have changed the work culture, catapulted product scenarios and added fragmentation to the operability of an organisation’s processing.
More Devices, Less Mobility
The percentage of employees using smartphone for work has almost doubled in past three years. Nearly 30 percent of the workforce were stated to use smartphones by April 2010 for corporate work. The figure went up to 60 percent by the end of 2013. As per another report, 132 million people presently use their smartphones at work. This figure might rise up to 174 million by the end of this year. More and more employees are using mobile devices at work but enterprise mobility is yet to come to the mainstream to render some professional usability to the users. Besides, there are few apps that have integrated with the mainstream enterprise architecture which is why employees still have to depend on legacy processes.
Mobile Application Projects still away from core Enterprise IT
As mobility is driving the mainstream business, more and more mobile application projects are being worked upon. Most of the mobile management services have been launched in past two years but the state of IT offerings still remains similar. Databases, infrastructure and telecommunication services are continuing to drive the core enterprise IT which are proving to be a huge hurdle for enterprise mobility. The core enterprise applications working on SaaS model are still not available on the smartphones. The backend enterprise data processing is being carried out via desktops as there is a huge void between the workplace and the mobility. This gap has to be resolved to help enterprise mobility grow.
What beyond Mobile Application budgets?
Over the years, mobility has emerged to be the growth accelerator for the businesses which is why companies have been expending resources for catering to mobile app developer services. This is being done to simplify and enhance work efficiency by connecting applications and devices. A big wave is being witnessed with the use of services like MDM, sandboxing and VPNs that address the security concerns. About 40 percent of companies using these services now want to make a switch to better, adaptive designs in order to streamline their current workflows.
Yield to Cross-Disciplinary Strategy
Enterprise mobility will grow when all the pillars of an organisation like leadership, IT and the various aspects of business will collaborate for a strategic progress. Developers need to take cognizance of the fact that the service must be relevant to the entire enterprise and not just the IT architecture of it. They need to build the solutions that can work in accordance to the legacy process. This would not only reduce the burden on resource shirting but also increase compatibility across various modules.
Need to automate Mobile Lifecycle
Any application development process must bridge gap between developers and the non-developing team. There has to be automation in development and distribution of mobile services across the platforms as well as the businesses.
Rethink traditional models and solutions
Initially the MEAP model ( Mobile Enterprise Application Platform ) led mobility into the mainstream enterprise related app development. Enterprises need to rethink if these traditional ways of development are viable anymore. Several of these old solutions have lost track as more scalable options are available with other tech giants that benefit the businesses in the long run.
Enterprise mobility solutions is still in its nascent form where a lot of efforts need to be implied. Resources need to be synced in order to improve upon the traditional ways of development. Newer models with varying strategy that integrates mobile with cloud will help clear the growth of MDM ( mobile device management) and MAM ( mobile application management ). All of this clearly shows that the growth of mobility will lead to growth of enterprises in years to come.
By: Jimmy Parker
Posted: May 9, 2014, 1:34 am
For more than a decade, Mobile Programming LLC, a Certified Mobile Application Development Company, has been providing high-end custom mobility solutions to its clients. We strive hard to provide...