Enterprise Mobility – Evolution and Stages of EM

September 17, 2015

Enterprises stress at gaining competitive advantage. User delight, efficient/productive workforce, and resource optimization lead them to versatile challenges for mobility. In the process of achieving it, the companies might face challenges in terms of data security, enterprise data gateway, device/platform diversity, manageability (application distribution and data management), and user experience. In order to break through challenges and fulfill the need of desired focus areas, enterprise solutions have also emerged with time. The mobile, as a mandatory gadget for users, has given a new direction to enterprise solutions. Mobile-centric solutions and services have emerged as an essential for enterprises due to target user dependency on mobiles. Considering the difficulties and challenges of mobile strategies, enterprises are looking for a unique and cost-effective catalyst solution that reduces the time to arrive at the market and offers high maintainability.

Mobile applications have changed the focus from what’s on the web to the applications on mobile devices. Mobile apps are no longer an option; they are now an imperative, even a measurable ROI (return on investment) for enterprises. Many factors play a crucial role in enterprise mobile strategy-namely, device management, online/offline behavior, timely upgrade, data security, extensibility, scalability and multiplatform supported application.

The objective of an enterprise mobility can be defined as: Enhancements in productivity with measurable ROI using mobility strategies, solutions and management for enterprise users, and business flows are the principal focus of enterprise mobility.

Enterprise Mobility – Evolution and Stages of EM

Enterprises would require mobile-centric services, consulting, and respective solutions from SMEs (subject matter experts). Broadly enterprise mobility can be classified into three stages:

  • Mobility Strategies: Well-defined enterprise policies are required for identification of any strategy. Enterprise policies are important in view of security and management perspective. Also, it gives direction for solutions design and their offerings. Mobile offering is a part of overall enterprise strategies, which is required to be identified and well defined before planning further actions. These strategies are the enablers for transforming enterprises to exploit market business opportunities. Mobile strategies would drive the path for enterprise mobility.
  • Mobility Solutions: Enterprises would necessitate different catalysts as per business flow and execution cycle. These catalysts may or may not possess mobile offerings. However, in today’s era, it is unavoidable to plan solutions without mobile perspectives. Enterprise mobility focuses on mobility roots for the containment of mobile products, solutions, and services.
  • Mobility Management: Designed and implemented solutions management emphasizes certain aspects. They are infrastructure requirement, their setup, processes and resources for execution, etc. Mobiles can be one of the causes for security menace which requires concentrated approaches and catalysts to maintain enterprise data secure and manageable.

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The three strategies work in a circular way in an enterprise. Strategies are built over time. They get mature with end-user feedbacks, results and business-oriented reports. Solutions are updates over the period with versatile innovations, emerging technologies, and market trends. Management features and support are the outcome of emerging and evolving essentials from strategies and solutions.

More about enterprise mobility eco-system and landscape will be discussed in our next blog.

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