To kick off the New Year, I am thrilled to have had an opportunity to share my predictions for the direction of enterprise mobility in 2018 with our friends at Enterprise Mobility Exchange. Thanks to Jason for this great opportunity, and cheers to a safe, productive year ahead!
In looking back, this year has been an interesting one for mobility. Given the amount of time the concept of data security has spent in the news cycle (Equifax breach, anyone?), itâ€™s starting to become top of mind for a growing number of organizations. And Iâ€™m not just referring to big business. Recent research has underscored the importance of mobile security in small businesses, and opened discussions about this IT priority for some who had never previously considered themselves a target for cyber criminals. Meanwhile, leading solutions providers like VMware continue to innovate and find new ways to meet such business demands.
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.