Each year, we take a moment to reflect on recent experiences helping companies discover meaningful mobility and detail our expectations in this space for the coming year. Below are not only our top five mobility predictions for 2017, but quick tips on how you can address them in your organization.
In this environment of expanding digital workspaces, mobile devices are connected to more data than at any other time in history. Study after study shows that mobile access is increasing at an exponential rate. This comes as no surprise given that each of us are finding ways to use our mobile devices for an incredible number of functions, from sending email to conducting research, from shopping to looking up driving directions, from accessing company resources to creating on-the-job efficiencies.
As a working adult in the Kansas City area, itâ€™s highly possible that your health insurance provider is Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City. If so, you may have recently received a letter from the company highlighting the fact that one of its service providers was hit with a data breach. Therefore, your member information may have potentially been exposed.
In our â€śMaking the case for enterprise mobilityâ€ť post from April, we summarized popular concerns about implementing enterprise mobility management (EMM) that might be heard from individuals in various departments within an organization. We then shared uses cases addressing each of these concerns, clearly highlighting the benefits of EMM at every level. Due to the positive feedback we received, we thought weâ€™d take the concept a step further and identify use cases by industry.
This month, Gartner released its annual Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) Suites. The report identifies and ranks 14 key players in the EMM space, placing just five of those in its Leaders quadrant: IBM, Blackberry, MobileIron, Citrix and VMware AirWatch. Most notably, this isÂ the first time in the history of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for EMM that a single vendor placed highest in ability to executeÂ andÂ furthest in completeness of vision. That vendor is AirWatch.
Long before computers and digital-based data sharing, information security was a critical priority for mankind. These days, though the means by which we access information continue to constantly evolve, this priority still remains at the top of the list for individuals and companies alike. The threats we face are also changing, and therefore we must be cognizant of how to combine the right hardware, software and human action that is needed to protect our businesses without hampering employee productivity.