State of Enterprise Mobility: Device and application issues are widespread and interrupt productivity
B2M Solutions recently released its second report on the State of Enterprise Mobility. The results may surprise â€” and even alarm â€” leaders at companies whose employees rely on mobile devices and applications to do their jobs daily.
For years weâ€™ve been working with and talking to organizations of all sizes across industries about the value of meaningful mobility. Though some aspects of mobility are beginning to mature, the constant of technology innovation and its impact on the workforce make it important that we continue to examine current and future trends. This year, Samsung commissioned Oxford Economics to examine the state of enterprise mobility in 2018, and together they highlight five key enterprise mobility trends, some of which are no-brainers while others might surprise you.
Legacy management is everywhere. IT departments are scrambling to keep up with the rapid evolution of technology. Cloud-based services, changing employee preferences and increased cyber security threats make it impossible to succeed in the silos of the past. Companies who are surviving and thriving are doing so by transitioning to the digital workspace and adopting a modern management approach that can keep pace with current and anticipated changes.
For several years now, weâ€™ve been watching wearable technology infiltrate our lives. From smart watches to activity trackers available from dozens of manufacturers, these devices have some people checking their wrists almost as frequently as most check their phones. While the advent of wearables seemed to be primarily focused in the consumer sector at launch, this technology has swiftly shifted into being a productivity magnet for busy adults trying to manage everything from their calendars and in-boxes to their to-do lists. As an IT leader, what should you know about wearables in the workplace?
This week, Gartner released its Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) Suites. The Magic Quadrant is the go-to resource for an objective perspective on technology and service markets. In the report, Gartner reviewed and ranked the following 12 EMM platforms: AirWatch by VMWare, Blackberry, Citrix, Globo, Good Technology, IBM (MaaS360), Landesk, Microsoft, MobileIron, SAP, Sophos and Soti. Five suites were identified in the Leaders Quadrant, including AirWatch by VMWare, IBM (MaaS360) and MobileIron, TechOrchardâ€™s preferred EMM partners.
Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management Suites
Smartphones, tablets, laptops and even wearables are integral to our daily lives. As these mobile devices continue to infiltrate the workplace, the need for organizations to have a smart strategy for mobility is on the rise. Businesses must find ways to protect and secure their data on both company-provided and BYOD (bring your own device) assets without hindering productivity. But how?