Your enterprise mobility strategy that you set in 2013 is no longer useful in 2019. First came BYOD, after which, companies started realizing the importance of MDM and MAM. However, technology keeps evolving. It’s 2019 and most enterprises have already adopted some form of mobile strategy in their organization.
Now you need to plan for the next five years. There are a lot of factors that go into deciding this, such as, which devices to choose, are wearables the right choice at this stage, and which solutions to deploy. Then you also have to take into account emerging technologies such as mobile-based AR and VR apps, the launch of 5G and the biggest game changer of all – artificial intelligence-based mobility solutions.
New technologies bring new opportunities and with it new threats. App and cloud security, GDPR, software bloat, and modern UI/UX standards are just some of the challenges that companies have to deal with.
In our webinar, we will be talking about all this and much more to ensure that you are on the right path for your enterprise mobility strategy in 2019.
The following are the answers to the questions that were asked during the live webinar.
Answer 1: Most enterprises are afraid to invest in EMM at first due to risks associated with compromised devices, data leaks, and malicious applications. However, let’s remind ourselves that the world is getting digital, and there is increased demand for enterprise mobility management. Real-time availability, improved operational efficiency, better collaboration, connectivity and productivity, quality services and importantly user experience, are some of the advantages enterprises tremendously gain. Your enterprise will benefit from a significant ROI as EMM will deliver many values, like increased market share, improved employee productivity, reduced operational costs, and a competitiveness.
Answer 2: Developing a mobile strategy really depends on the type of enterprise and industry landscape that you have. It may require a lot of planning and alignment with your stakeholders, like c-level executives, suppliers, communities, governance, and many more. There are few steps to follow like defining your business needs, or like conducting research and performing competitive analysis. And then you will have to set a few strategic goals like objectives that you have in mind, and pick the right mobile platform, create a plan for continuous delivery, and finally outline a security strategy. All these components can help you to achieve an impactful enterprise mobility strategy.
Answer 3: This is an essential question. Implementing a mobile workspace involves more than just adding mobile devices to your existing systems. And, it is important that your line-of-business managers and IT leaders work together to understand specific processes that can be re-designed around mobility. Any change in your existing business processes will definitely depend on the time-sensitive business processes that should be aligned with accessing speed in your mobility infrastructure.
Answer 4: Massive. Mobile computing has a huge impact on IT infrastructure. Let’s look at it this way: mobile computing allows enterprises to be location independent. So, you are providing your employees with the ability to perform any task, any content from any location and using any network. It eases the pressure of having dedicated systems in place which also reduces costs. Meaning, your enterprise will gain an order of magnitude for all the devices in your IT hence, things will be simplified. And importantly, mobility, coupled with some of the technologies mentioned in the webinar, will become a strategic asset to your company and provide you with a competitive edge over others.
Answer 5: 5G will become a significant reference point for everything that concern around mobility. Here are few outlined use cases that we can expect in the near future. For the automotive sector – we will experience Augmented Reality based dashboards, that overlay information on the front window of the car. Allowing the driver to see through the window, while identifying any objects in the dark, measuring distances and movements of the nearby objects.
Also, the logistics and freight sector will largely benefit using 5G. Mobile communications will ease the tracking of inventory and packages, using location-based informative systems. Additionally, 5G will help mobility of factory devices, identify and authenticate roaming into a satellite network, and many more. Moreover, 5G will also revolutionize the industrial internet of things (IIoT) in various ways. The number of use cases will grow rapidly once 5G is launched.