Enterprise mobility has experienced a boom in the past few years, becoming a top priority for many businesses’ strategies. In 2014 and the coming years, it is predicted to have an increasing 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 happen in 2014. Take a look at these predictions as you decide what direction to take your mobile strategy in.
- 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.
- Privacy: While location data can help ensure the identity of the user, it raises some privacy concerns, as not everyone wants someone knowing where they are at all times.
- Enterprise App Development. In the past, companies opted to work with pre-existing apps, rather than develop their own app. This is predicted to change drastically in 2014. Companies will focus on custom apps that meet their exact needs and requirements. This will give a boost to both employee productivity and engagement. Watch for custom app development to increase dramatically in 2014.
- 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.
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. SevenTablets has experience and knowledge that will help your company through this transition. Contact us today with any questions you might have.
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