The past few years have been exciting and the boom of enterprise mobility has taken hold of the market in a strong way. The idea of a mobile strategy has become a top priority for many of the most successful businesses today. Since 2014, enterprise mobility has made such a great impact on revenue and profit that it has become impossible for companies to ignore.

Depending on the company, enterprise mobility allows employees to access necessary corporate and personal information wherever they are, whenever they need it. They can access valuable information both in and away from the office. This gives way to produce more revenue and may enable teams to work with greater efficiency or provide better customer service.

Now in 2018 many of these trends have been influencing the market for several years, giving us many use cases to consider. Take a look at these mobile strategies to decide which way your business may want to consider:

• Identity and Access Management (IAM) – It is nothing new for companies to have authentication and identification as the top priority. They are of course the basic ways to keep important corporate and personal data from being compromised by hackers. These are some primary things that IAM forecasters focus on:
✓ Single sign-on: It is quite troublesome to sign on whenever they want to access information. The best thing is to be able to sign on one time in the same device. It becomes even more disgusting when small or long passwords have to be entered every time.
✓ Adaptive access control: The one best way to improve ensuring of identity is to go for contextual information such as location and behaviour patterns.
✓ Privacy: There comes up some privacy concern in location data even though it helps in the identification of the user. Not all will like the idea of letting know where they are located at all times.

• Enterprise App Development – In earlier times, companies have looked up for already existing apps rather than developing their own app. But this scenario has been changing significantly since 2014. High growth and large companies are now focusing on custom apps to better serve end users. Custom apps help sales teams meet quotas, boost employee and customer satisfaction, and ultimately improve the top and bottom line. This gives an impetus to both engagement and employee productivity. Following a positive trend, custom app development is expected to gradually increase in the coming years.

• Managed mobility Services – The need for managed mobility services increases when companies want to have a more “mobile friendly” strategy. This is a very expected transition. Business leaders are confident that mobility will give way to increased growth but for lack of resources and expertise, they may lack an ability to properly carry out a mobile plan. From that comes lost ROI, fatigue, and general distaste for a potentially fantastic mobile strategy.

• CYOD vs. BYOD – As things pertain to the decision of “choose your own device” versus “bring your own device,” CYOD is becoming a strong choice for companies as it allows employees to choose from a list of company-approved mobile devices. This is the new trend regarding device management and many companies find that the shift to CYOD actually makes multi-device management simpler. The complications of device management are less when an IT team is tasked with monitoring only select devices and one of the biggest rewards comes from reduced security risks. As we move forward, more and more companies will shift to CYOD in their workplace.

For any company’s strategy, a CYOD policy will be essential. For an organization to effectively adopt this, the move from BYOD to CYOD must be fully considerate of business goals and objectives. To be successful, many firms are leveraging dedicated project teams to address this challenge. To begin your journey, allow the experience and knowledge of Accunity to lead you to value. Use our simple contact form today and we’ll be in touch!