Enterprise Mobility, as with many new technologies, has features that business users are keen to embrace. However, IT staff may not be clear on what skills are required to implement and support. This leads to an inability to predict costs, project length and return on investment.
“Over half of the IT leaders Lopez Research surveyed in Q1/2014 said mobile application development is a key priority for their organizations. However, many companies lack the necessary application development talent to create native apps,” said Maribel Lopez, Principal Analyst at Lopez Research, a mobile market research and analysis firm based in San Francisco. “It’s critical that businesses select tools that allow developers to easily create native-like experiences without requiring native programming skills.”
That was back in 2014, so what is happening in 2016…
According to Chief Operating Officer, Dennis Doyel, in his LinkedIn article – Tech Trends That Will Affect Enterprise Mobility in 2016:- “Trend #2: Enterprise mobility will continue to be seen as a tool to keep the lights on. Company leadership will continue to see mobility as a pressing issue to address now and in the future. Staying on top of mobile devices to maintain employee productivity is a necessary task for IT departments, but CIOs will not want to spend unnecessary time and resources on it.” Doyel also predicts that “Finding ways to reduce enterprise mobility spending without risking data security and employee productivity will be a priority for 2016.”
As an IDC survey in 2015 highlighted “security, lack of compliance, lack of internal skills, lack of budget, and lack of applicable use cases” being top concerns in adopting enterprise mobility.
There is no doubt users are becoming more demanding about accessing data on the move.
For those who are not seeing a return on enterprise mobility investment, it is also true that adoption rate increases when the mobile app mirrors desktop use along with the features and gestures that make their experience more mobile.
Users demand the best of their desktop environment with the joy of mobility; the IT department demands fast and easy implementation with 100% adoption; the Finance department must have proof of the return on investment.
At iNovar, we have invented and developed an Enterprise Applications Mobility Layer called 2Go. It took several years (2013-2015) and included all of the experiences gained developing the award winning MyBI (2011 – 2013) as well as knowledge of the BI and ERP marketplaces. It is a multi-platform, multi-application, secure app whose ease of use will make you question all the other enterprise mobility apps you have looked at. As we start 2016, 2Go Version 4 is almost ready to go to market; answering all the questions you might have about enterprise mobility at the start of what is going to be an exciting year…