The main mobility challenges we typically see in enterprises that are embracing mobility is aligning the technology and business requirements:
The Mobile User Calls the Tune
Gartner highlighted 'computing everywhere' as the number one technology trends in 2015, and it continues to remain a priority for most organisations: "Increasingly, it's the overall environment that will need to adapt to the requirements of the mobile user". The researcher forecasts that mobility will "continue to raise significant management challenges for IT organisations as they lose control of user endpoint devices".
Fundamentally, mobility and collaboration is about the employee experience, and our Modern Workspace embraces technologies that make it easy for staff, in any location, to collaborate and access corporate resources.
Data security is a major mobility challenge. With smartphones, tablets, and the cloud it is easier than ever for employees to hold and access corporate data anywhere. The down-side is the corporate security risk, as data can land in the wrong hands should the employee lose their device.
Mobility also means expanding the speed and capacity of the Wi-Fi network to support the surge in the use of new mobile devices and deliver the rich mobile experience users expect. And, above all, it must be secured by delivering the right type of access to the device, based on proper end point assessment.
The development of an enterprise mobility strategy requires cross-organizational collaboration. This is the only way that a comprehensive, secure and successful mobility enablement strategy can be developed and delivered, safely and satisfactorily. The enterprise CIO must involve and educate the entire organization on what is possible, practical, manageable and affordable.