The work environment in the present times has changed. Rigidity is discarded at different levels and flexibility is embraced. To cope with the fast moving highly competitive market, enterprises are forced to take up lean and agile structures. Here is what to expect in the months to come:
Aggregated approach: Lack of user-centricity has been the major obstacle when implementing enterprise mobility. In the past the software solutions could not be transformed to adapt to the mobile environment. But, now this is changing fast. The complex activities will now be converted into smaller fragments and simplify the tasks and reduce time of operation and decision making.
Mobile based applications: However, the focus will move from too many small apps to do different things to an aggregated approach that can perform a host of tasks. The developers are utilizing the phone’s Operating System or creating dedicated applications specific to the needs of the enterprises.
Focus on achieving strategic goals: The pressure to do things faster and cheaper and gain competitive advantage, increasing productivity will be significant for enterprises and mobility will play a bigger support in this. The enterprise app developers will come up with a plethora of innovative solutions to cater to these requirements. Apart from easing operations, the focus will be largely on building apps that will help enterprises achieve strategic goals while ensuring better work experience to the users.
Personalization: There will be more demand for personalization, as enterprises will be inclined to incorporating wearables into their environment. This will call for inclusion of features that allow personalization of enterprise apps. The developers will need to conceive means to offer personalized experiences to users and devise innovative ways to bring greater ease of use.
BOYD: The generation of millennials changed the work environment from rigid to flexible. BYOD was the direct result of their new way of thinking that perceived the work place differently. Now, the post-millenials----next generation of work force---- entering the work place expects a digital environment and a work culture that does not confine them to their cubicles and a 9 to 5 schedule. BYOD allows businesses to support flexibility that is demanded by the new younger generation and exhibit a forward thinking entrepreneurial environment. BYOD is now fast adopted by the businesses to tap the maximum productivity out of the on-the-go spirit of the post-millenials. Employees feel more in control and connected with the company, and are therefore better adjusted and more productive. As the enterprises realize this, more and more organizations will embrace mobility, and this trend will gain ground this year and beyond. A survey conducted by PC Connection revealed 58% of IT decision makers would incorporate mobility programs and BOYD.
Security:is the major obstacle that keeps enterprises from adopting mobility. Network security vulnerability has been listed as one of the biggest concerns by 60% IT decision makers in relation to enterprise mobility in a survey by PC connection. To address this, technology companies will need to stress on security concerns and create mobility solutions that are full proof and secure. How well it is handled will decide the future of the enterprise mobility.