If you’ve used your smartphone, tablet or other mobile device today, think about what you’ve used it for. Did it include emailing, surfing the web, accessing work documents or communicating to others? More than likely, you’ve used an app or two in the process. Why? Because apps are where it’s at when it comes to mobile usage today.
Despite the need for enterprise mobility constantly staring us in the face at work, companies of all sizes across vertical markets continue finding reasons to avoid moving forward with the development and implementation of a comprehensive mobile strategy. At TechOrchard, we’ll be straight with you: NOW is the time to get key stakeholders on board and get ahead of the potential for serious problems that could result from unmanaged mobile devices. A compliance violation, data breach or privacy lawsuit could derail your organization — or possibly even shut it down — if you’re not taking proper precautions.
As a culture, if there’s one thing we can count on these days, it’s the concept of “more”: more consumption, more complicated decisions and more to squeeze into our already-packed days. Additionally, technology has become an increasingly important part of our lives, both personally and professionally. According to Cisco’s recently released Visual Networking Index™ (VNI) Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast (2015 to 2020), there’s only “more” of that on the horizon.
At TechOrchard, we are witnessing the healthcare industry’s heightened awareness that leveraging the need to provide BYOD (bring your own device) access to critical data and resources can co-exist in an environment where compliance with HIPAA regulations is a priority. In fact, there are three main drivers of this trend:
Last summer right about this time, you probably received an email from us summarizing the big news that Apple and IBM agreed to join forces to transform enterprise mobility. The two tech giants promised to unveil a new class of more than 100 industry-specific enterprise solutions including native apps for vertical markets ranging from retail and airline to banking and insurance developed exclusively for iPhone and iPad. We’re now seeing this plan, known as MobileFirst for iOS, come to fruition.