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November 21, 2016

Incredible Trends in Mobility Technology

By Special Guest
Ankur Kumar, Content Writer

The advent of Mobility Technology has changed the way we work, play, communicate and live. Consumer mobility trends have taken the organizations by storm. It is believed that by the end of year 2017, an astonishing 50 percent of U.S. digital commerce revenue will be driven by mobile engagement behavior. Only few of the entrepreneurs would argue to the fact that an innovative and strong mobility strategy is essential for the growth and success of the business. The phrase ‘Enterprise mobility’ is a process of extending business applications and solutions through the use of mobile, wireless technology. Enterprise Mobility has worked as a game changer, not only for the employers, but also for the employees. A majority of the employees make effective use of their mobile devices for work related purposes through weekends as well as Monday to Thursday. Apart from businesses, healthcare organizations and educational institutions are investing a large amount of their budgets on mobility solutions.

Mobility solutions make it possible to use wireless technology that enables the users to keep in touch with the back-end infrastructure while they roam freely. Wireless technology encompasses the modern wireless connections, including wireless broadband connection and cellular networks, mainly using the radio waves. Exploiting the potential of mobility technology is the top priority for institutions that are aiming for improved competitiveness, better customer engagement and a boost to operational efficiency.

Improvise and innovate to secure the future

Business houses that truly want to harness this potential and differentiate themselves from the rest of the competition have to think remarkably big and out of the box. Organizations should improvise and invest heavily on the innovations to keep their mobile strategies future proof. Innovations should be welcomed in different forms from all sizes and shapes. A wise CTO should try hard to seek best practices from varied sources, adopting and improvising on the go.

Business can get a real boost and offer reliable services to their customers by improvising, adapting and tapping this data pool. This will also assist the businesses in understanding customer’s requirements and comprehending their needs with greater accuracy.  

Improved productivity with anytime and anywhere access

Mobility technology relies heavily on the quality and availability of mobile computing devices. Organizations may choose to provide mobile computing devices, which add to the increased budget but offer a higher degree of security and control, or establish bring your own device programs that are reasonable but comparatively harder to administer. Whichever model they choose, the organization is supposed to improve productivity and provide secure access to the data and corporate applications, anytime and anywhere.

Flexible work models make it easier for employees to communicate and complete their tasks with more efficiency. It enables easy collaboration of students and teachers to solve queries and provides accessibility to learning resources anytime. Doctors and nursing staff can review the patient data, forms, images, etc. from their homes. Mobility offers secure access databases and applications to field workers, thereby allowing them to eradicate the duplicacy of data entry jobs and trips back and forth to the office. The ability to work from any location improves both retention and recruitment and also increases the productivity and connection with the employer. 

Easy-to-Use with Complex Deployments

Employers can deploy user-friendly mobile management software for the employee-owned or employer-provided mobile computing devices to offer effective monitoring, centralized and remote management and security for both the device as well as the applications. This kind of tool can be easily used to crack down on lost or stolen devices, troubleshoot application problems, upgrade operating system, etc.  

Mobility benefits also come with a higher rate of challenges and risks—especially when it comes to deployment and management. As with a number of new technologies, enterprise mobility also suffers from issues involving service consolidation, management, security and interoperability. Enterprise mobility overturns the top-down IT enterprise model, transferring the majority of the control of apps, devices and services to the end user and opening the way for fresh security and management challenges.

With adequate deployment of management and security tools, organizations can easily rise to this challenge. With VPN (Virtual Private Network) access in place, organizations ensure high security of network transactions and data transmissions. It also allows the companies to monitor and track the network traffic.         

About the Author

Ankur Kumar is a content marketing expert and an experienced blogger. He likes to ideate and write on various topics including technology, digital marketing, startups and the environment. He is an active member of FindNerd, a social tech community and an online project management tools platform. He is an avid outdoorsman, explorer and nature lover who believes in a minimalist lifestyle. You can find Ankur on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Edited by Alicia Young

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