Mobility is perhaps the biggest thing that enterprises have ever come across. A majority of businesses have adopted advanced mobility solutions and more are on the way. The advantages these solutions can bring are immense; from enhanced productivity to seamless connectivity, unmatched flexibility, and reduced operational costs, there is much that enterprises can avail by investing in them. Besides the advantages these solutions bring, there is another reason that every enterprise wants to jump on the bandwagon. App developers have always been integrating the latest technology trends in these applications to make them outstanding. Let’s check the innovative trends that will shape the future of enterprise mobility solutions:
Growing Significance Of The IoT
The advanced technology of the Internet of Things will become an increasingly significant element of mobility. It opens a whole new world of opportunities for businesses as it can access a huge volume of data generated by IoT-powered devices. Mobility solutions connect the enterprise’s devices to the cloud and they feed reliable data and information into it. The business can analyze this data and use it for making crucial business decisions. Therefore, the connected devices will become a rich source of business data in the future.
Increasing Reliance On BYOD
BYOD or Buy Your Own Device, as the name suggests, is the practice of the employees using their personal devices for corporate tasks. Most organizations encourage this practice as it saves them the cost of investing in mobile devices. In a recent report, Markets and Markets revealed that the enterprise BYOD market will reach the $73.30 billion mark by 2021. The growth trend is tremendous, considering that the figure stood at $35.10 billion in 2016. However, there will be challenges related to security of business data, but app developers are working on these issues. Still, the scope for adoption of the BYOD trend is immense.
Prominence Of Location-Based Technology
After making a big leap in the consumer app space, the location-based technology is poised to take over the enterprise mobility segment too. The technology empowers the business with information related to the employee’s location when he is out in the field. Besides location tracking, the apps based on the technology can deliver timely alerts and notifications to the users (employees) to remind them about the critical business tasks.
Focus On App Performance
While consumer apps have always received a greater share of attention from the developers, the future will belong to business apps. All the focus will be on improving the performance of these applications so that they can bring unprecedented benefits for businesses. Mobile App developers will work on improving the loading speed and adding the offline functionality in them. These apps would be built to have a deeper device integration so that they can leverage device features such as camera, microphone, and GPS, to their advantage.
Security Will Be Paramount As It Always Was
There is one enterprise mobility trend that will never change and that relates to security. Data security has always been the key concern for any business and mobile apps are tailored to safeguard it. Surveys say that enterprise apps are still plagued by insecurity issues despite great advancements in app development technologies. The lure of business apps is even bigger for hackers as vital enterprise data is at stake. The future will see developers taking extra measures for protecting the apps. Data will not be stored directly on the devices and robust platforms will be chosen to ensure the security of the critical information. More regulatory security controls will be applied in the process of deployment of enterprise mobility solutions.
Migration To The Cloud Will Become Mainstream
The decision of cloud migration always had enterprises in two minds because of the security concerns. However, it likely to become mainstream in future, with the availability of affordable and reliable cloud services. The technology is significant for enterprise mobility applications as it allows seamless integration and synchronization of apps made for multiple devices. Enterprises have the flexibility to choose for hosting the critical data on premises and leave the remaining for the cloud.
These new trends will be effective for bringing in transformational improvement in the conventional enterprise mobility solutions. With all the new technologies in place, these apps are going to improve in terms of performance, security, and reliability. These high-power applications are going to serve as business assets that will boost productivity and bring profits to the enterprise.
Ref: Global enterprise mobility trends in 2017