The business world has been changed forever with the proliferation of mobile devices in the back pockets of both consumers and enterprise employees. Despite the ease with which anyone can get in touch with one another or send and recieve data, there are issues that both IT departments and upper-level executives face in terms of data integrity, security and compliance.
"What the Mobile Enterprise Really Means" says the worst pitfall would be to hitch your company to the wrong mobile platform. Relevant apps should drive that decision for each individual company. While the OS may pose questions, there is no uncertainty that mobility is both the present and the future.
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In the not-so-distant future, nearly every job will be a mobile one. To take advantage of that mobile-first future, more companies need to build competency in mobile development. Money spent on customization has always dwarfed packaged software —and mobile will be no different. Companies need to aggressively invest in this future or risk irrelevance. That means either focusing on their own application development or working with forward-thinking partners who understand the mobile and cloud forces that are reshaping business.
Goodbye legacy vendors. We must all welcome the brigade of startups which are powered with the inertia of innovative and agile enterprise technology.
Megan Feil, July 19, 2012