What does a mobile-only world look like? At a high-level it is a work anywhere, work anytime experience. A professional’s work capabilities are seamless as they move from their office, out to the street, into a meeting with clients, and back at home. Their device, experience, and information are one and the same in all places. At a more granular level , going mobile-only means building an ecosystem of the right apps and services for the task at hand and at a price reflective of the scale of mobility. As we explore the various parts of the mobile ecosystem we know that at times, we will probably have to leverage a virtual desktop for certain functionalities, such as Visio, where no mobile counterpart yet exists. We are in the post-PC era. Tablet computers and the applications they run are ushering in a new eon of enterprise mobility.
Are you ready to have only a single device for all your computing and communication? Over the next year –how about using ONLY your smartphone as computing hardware – no PC, laptop, or tablet. Are you ready to make the transition to a single device existence. And equally importantly, – is the ecosystem at large ready to support this? Technology has advanced to give us more choice in terms of devices, applications, and locations of our work. The challenge that we as professionals face is managing effectively, the personal as well as business oriented data on a single device.
Enterprise mobility being what it is – a tool for the enterprise to remain on its feet – throws its own challenges of delivery and adoption. The ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach simply does not work here as corporates have to make diverse technological choices based on their mobility appetite. Enterprise mobility involves complex architecture and numerous integration scenarios with multiple moving parts in the form of evolving technology platforms and diversified devices. Hence, it is all the more important for organizations to address these challenges as they tread further along their mobility journey. Formulating a comprehensive enterprise mobility strategy helps simplify and address some of the technology concerns an enterprise may have. The challenges that an organization faces include the giant one addressing mobile security. CIOs and other It leaders feel the rise in Enterprise Mobility leaves their organizations vulnerable to new security and compliance challenges.