Enterprise mobility, the tendency of employees in organizations to work from outdoors using mobile and cloud services, has become a greater area of focus over the past recent years. With the advent of more sophisticated mobile technology (smartphones, tablets etc.) in the workplace, there is an increasing need for companies to use solutions that will enable them to maximize the potential of mobile platforms in their business.
The companies are, therefore, going for Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM), the group of people and technology to manage mobile devices, wireless networks, etc. in a business framework.
As such, it is imperative for people – from employees to executives and other key stakeholders – to understand that enterprise mobility has many wider-reaching implications – all which can shape the face of the business landscape in the years to come.
According to statistics, 71% of enterprises count mobility as a top priority to stay competitive. This means that companies are more than willing to invest in enterprise mobility solutions that will help them stay ahead of the curve. As they do so, we can expect to see more developments in the mobility market to herald in 2018.
In fact, we have already seen many enterprise mobility trends in the previous years that would continue to dominate this year. There’s the ever-growing Internet of Things (IoT), the rise of location-based services, the proliferation of Artificial Intelligence-driven business tools, cloud-computing products, and the continued rise of Bring Your Device (BYOD) culture across borders and industries.
Besides these developments, another area of concern in the enterprise mobility scene in 2018 will be security issues. The increased usage of mobile apps and instant messaging workplace has motivated many companies to invest in enterprise mobile messaging platforms which enables them to manage all mobile communications that take place within their environment. These platforms help them to become more efficient and stay compliant with various rules and regulations concerning the responsible use of the mobile device in business.
To learn more about the global enterprise mobility trends, check out this infographic from TeleMessage.