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The Changing Face of Enterprise Mobility
Today, along with employees the enterprise information in also on the move, as workers carry smart phones, tablets and laptop devices to stay connected both in and out of office. Mobile technology and applications development is one fastest growing segments in the IT space and holds enormous potential for the future.
A study has forecast that 600 million enterprise mobile users throughout the global business community want to be connected to their core enterprise systems from their mobile devices wherever they are; in meetings, while travelling, or on the weekends.
This growing trend in enterprise mobility could translate into more dollars (read profitability) for companies. No wonder then, the number of organizations wanting to have their employees stay connected is on the rise. For this, companies will have to ensure that critical business information moves fast and in a secure manner between their back offices and the front lines.
Along with good connectivity, mobile users also expect rich and quality user interface and experience. These users harness most of the newest and latest applications and technology and put their high-end smart phones to use. Mobile devices today are equipped with fast processors, more memory capacity and bigger and brighter screens.
The telecom industry is maturing in a big way to provide fast and seamless network at lower rates, to adequately support the smart and user-friendly phones of mobile workers.
In this world of instant messaging, LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook - and an increasing number of Gen Next employees, there are high expectations from communication and collaboration initiatives within the enterprise. E-mail access alone won't suffice. Mobile workers now want access to enterprise applications from their own, hand-picked mobile devices.
The benefits of mobility are fascinating. Connectivity is and will make the difference in the future, as telephony moves from the luxury segment to the need segment. With mobile applications, productivity is on a high-growth path within enterprises.
The right application for your business can be the wild card in the entire process which you have been waiting for. All you need is to know how to integrate it for best impact. With the right integration strategy and delivery model, you can streamline mobile application development and deployment.