Challenges And Trends In Enterprise Mobility Management
The mobility market is growing unlike any other in this world. In fact, compiled data shows us that mobile investments are nearing $200 billion by the end of this year, and by the end of 2020, smartphone subscriptions will be more than 6 billion. With such a rapid growth in the industry, enterprise mobility has become all the more important to manage mobile devices, computing services and wireless networks conveniently.
The increase in the number of smartphones and tablets have massively changed the way we approach work today, as they have helped employees work as efficiently from home as in their office. Enterprise mobility gives you instant access to information through the help of mobile applications anytime, anywhere. Additionally, enterprise mobility also aids in realization of business benefits like improved customer service, employee satisfaction, new business opportunities and reduced operating cost. These are some of the top trends that are turning enterprise mobility management into a key part of enterprise IT infrastructure:
- More phablets being used by employees: Phablets like the iPhone 6S Plus and Samsung Galaxy Note 4 make for convenient portable devices as compared to tablets, enabling employees to work more efficiently on-the-go.
- BYOD: With organizations and security vendors going for all-in-one MDM solutions that take care of all BYOD security needs, there has been a gradual moving away from singular devices, making BYOD a top trend in enterprise mobility management.
- Internet of Things: IoT is slowly becoming the driving force of the digital transformation of a company, with the growing importance of data pushing CIOs to integrate with IoTs in their business technology agenda.
- Security of mobile: With companies investing in data-rich enterprise apps, there is a growing focus on cyber security infrastructure. With more firms going for MDM tools, we can see more enterprise applications with inbuilt security.
- Identity and Access Management: IAM is a trend which gives appropriate users the authority, with the main focus being on one time sign-on, adaptive access control and privacy.
These trends also bring with themselves a set of challenges, with the primary challenges of enterprise mobility management coming down to the three C’s: Cost, Complexity, and Corporate Data Security. To elaborate more, here are the challenges presented by the 3C’s:
- Providing mobile data access securely
- Choosing the appropriate mobility device
- The challenge to keep applications running
- Supporting a remote workforce
- Providing strong network backbone
- Employee satisfaction and expectations
We are experiencing rapid changes in the mobility market. The onus is on enterprise mobility management to evolve appropriately and keep up with the challenges that constantly present themselves.