It wasn’t long ago that being on the cutting edge of business meant having a website where customers could purchase your products, but that quickly changed. Soon, it wasn’t enough just to have an e-commerce presence; you had to offer an interactive and engaging customer experience (see Web 2.0).
Now the standard has shifted once again; in order to truly compete in the modern economy, your business needs to have a mobile storefront on smart phones and tablets. Without this mobile presence, you’ll lose business to competitors who have them.
With this new challenge comes high risk as well as great reward. With mobility, the client side of your applications is more important than ever. Instead of accessing your website from the safe confines of work or home, your customers can now perform sensitive transactions anywhere. As a result, mobile applications, and the devices and data they interact with, can now be more easily attacked.
Mobile applications have swept across geographic boundaries, cultures, and enterprises faster than any previous technology innovation.
Consumers around the world use them to find their way when they travel by car and verify flight details when they travel by air. They check bank balances and sports scores, reserve theater tickets and dining reservations, shop online, pay bills, download entertainment, and participate in dozens of other everyday activities—using convenient portable devices like smart phones and tablets.
The demand for this kind of convenience has spilled over into the world of work as well, and employees today expect to use their mobile devices to check email, participate in meetings, access files—even use enterprise applications, like ERP and CRM, that drive business processes.
The year 2011 ended with a staggering 5.9 billion mobile phone subscriptions, especially significant considering that the total world population is around 7.011 billion. Of course, a direct comparison is not fair since many people have multiple subscriptions, but it represents a window into the pervasiveness of these devices and how they are an integral part of people’s lives today. For enterprises, this also represents the impending end to the old computing era and the emergence of the mobile worker.
Enabling mobility in the workplace is a top-of-mind goal for decision-makers within every organization. This necessity is brought about by the consumerization of IT and the requirement to develop policies to manage the “bring-your-own-device” (BYOD) trend.
There is no question that mobile computing is growing at an
exponential rate. This rapid transformation has seen security
concerns outpaced by the ease of use, flexibility, and productivity of mobile devices. When vulnerabilities are exploited, the security of mission-critical data becomes a serious concern. Here we take a look at three of the top mobile application security threats facing businesses today and recommendations on how to mitigate the risk.
In today’s hyperconnected world—with its multiple mobile devices, ubiquitous Internet access and pervasive social media platforms—people expect immediate access to information and services. These expectations are increasingly felt in corporate IT departments, where business units demand instant applications and fast services.
Virtualization and cloud computing can help corporate IT meet these demands by bringing more flexibility and agility to the environment. But the ultimate solution is to transform the way IT is delivered. Indeed, many enterprises have already started on the journey toward the IT as a service (ITaaS) model.
With this Dimensional Research report, discover how mobile monitoring software can help you better understand users and their experience with your mobile application.
Users reach for mobile devices many times every day, specifically to use mobile apps. Mobile device users heavily rely on peer reviews and star ratings to help them choose their apps. Once a mobile app is installed, that app is judged for its speed, responsiveness and stability, which define the user experience and overall satisfaction.
Published By: HP Inc.
Published Date: Jun 03, 2019
As the changing workforce puts pressure on companies to adopt the use of mobile and personal devices,
significant business trends, such as data analytics, the digitization of business functions and the blending
of service offerings across industries, are also expanding the use of technologies. This expansion
increases the boundaries of what’s possible, and it also creates risks.
If you’ve noticed more employees accessing the corporate network using their personally owned mobile devices, you’re not alone. Many employees are boosting their productivity by using their smartphones and tablets at work.
Gone are the days of corporate IT departments dictating the types of mobile devices that could access the network. Bring your own device (BYOD) policies, while increasing employee satisfaction and productivity, are straining corporate networks.
This white paper describes the limitations of legacy networks, especially for supporting BYOD. Understanding these limitations can pave the way for a successful BYOD management policy for campus and branch networks.
With new technologies, new opportunities often emerge, especially in business. The advent of innovations, such as social media and mobile devices, is changing the ways businesses interact with customers and the ways in which customers desire to be engaged. Opportunities arising from the benefits of salesforce automation, business intelligence (BI), and customer relationship management (CRM) applications are providing new levels of insight, helping businesses acquire customers more efficiently and retain those customers longer. As a direct result, organizations that invest in better understanding potential customers are likely to see higher returns than those organizations that possess a more limited understanding of their customer base. Seeking the competitive advantage resulting from improved customer focus, IT organizations have increased investment in business intelligence and analytics and the underlying infrastructure to support those applications.
Nutra-Flo case study that shows cost reduction and increased productivity - team members can carry this capability with them on mobile devices, so they can stay connected with colleagues via instant messaging even when in the field. Lotus Sametime Web conferencing, Nutra-Flo can save travel costs to the Asia Pacific region. Web conferencing allows us to stay in touch with partners around the world without being there in person.
With widespread use of mobile devices and social media, today's consumers are connected and empowered like never before. This white paper explores the challenges that face retail chief marketing officers (CMOs) and their divisions.
Combining the power of cloud computing with the freedom and functionality of mobile devices can give enterprises access to a wide range of key benefits. Read on this white paper to learn more about SmartCloud for Business Mobility.
"Building game-changing mobile apps—from vision to execution
The proliferation of mobile devices, from smartphones to tablets, is empowering customers all over the world. Now, they expect to engage with enterprises and brands on their terms. In order to get closer to customers and boost productivity, many companies are now investing in apps, with varying results. Read the paper to see why it pays to have an innovative, sound mobile app strategy in place—before looking to build compelling systems of engagement."
Employee-owned mobile devices are in the enterprise to stay. But the explosion in the numbers and types of mobile devices spawns questions that organizations must address if they are to gain the most benefits possible from employees, their devices and the business network.
Until now, marketers have been limited to two relatively uninspired options for sending direct communications to consumers on their mobile phones: SMS (a.k.a., text messaging), and text-only, imageless email on devices like the BlackBerry and Palm Treo. But with the introduction of Apple’s iPhone and competitor operating systems like Google’s Android and Palm’s Pre/Pixi now offering similarly rich user experiences, email marketers have a huge opportunity to reach consumers anywhere, any time, on their mobile devices.
Mobile computing via smart phone, laptop, tablet and e-reader is becoming commonplace in the enterprise today. Unfortunately, so are the challenges it brings. This White Paper examines the network security, device management, network performance and user expectation issues you need to solve for effective mobile collaboration, and outlines the planned, architectural approach IBM recommends.
With 2.5 billion employee-owned mobile devices in the workplace today, enterprises are struggling to capture the business benefits while bracing their IT infrastructure against data breaches and a deluge of mobile traffic. A new study reveals that the most mobile-savvy organizations are employing specific best practices, including mobile planning, integration, optimization and management to achieve mobile infrastructure maturity.
The ubiquity of mobile devices is transforming the ways that business gets done in today’s world. IBM has the services that can help go beyond supporting devices to achieve a flexible, powerful mobile enterprise.
DatacenterDynamics is a brand of DCD Group, a global B2B media and publishing company that develops products to help senior professionals in the world's most ICT dependent organizations make risk-based infrastructure and capacity decisions.
Our portfolio of live events, online and print publishing, business intelligence and professional development brands are centred on the complexities of technology convergence. Operating in 42 different countries, we have developed a unique global knowledge and networking platform, which is trusted by over 30,000 ICT, engineering and technology professionals.
Data Centre Dynamics Ltd.
102-108 Clifton Street
London EC2A 4HW