Enterprise mobility is being billed as a a strategic technology so many businesses are hoping to capitalize on the productivity associated with this practice. This is definitely possible, but requires attention and planning. Network Computing warns against the security compromises that if an app store may incur if neglected in "7 Habits of Highly Successful Enterprise App Stores"
IDC reports that the global mobile workforce is projected to be comprised of 1.3 billion people by 2015. With BYOD policies in place, it makes sense for organizations to place structure around mobility within the enterprise in order to bridge the gaps between information access. The last thing the enterprise needs is more silos in different forms.
Andrew Till, senior VP of connected devices for Symphony Teleca discusses the importance of cross-platform sensibility:
"In the future, it'll be increasingly important for global enterprises to support their employees bettering their productivity through any tools they'd like, and an integrated app store will be critical to those efforts," he says. This will mean that the in-house project manager will need a solid understanding of every mobile operating system utilized by the company, warns Jordan Hudgens, senior software engineer at MCW Services.
Connectivity is the driving force behind enterprise mobility and it is sure to deliver value and increased productivity with app stores. We strongly recommend an infrastructure component such as Polyspot's Information at Work to get the most ROI.
Megan Feil, July 31, 2012