The Rise of Mobile Enterprise Apps

 
 
By Karen A. Frenkel  |  Posted 12-27-2013 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

As more businesses operate 24/7 and seek to expand globally, those most likely to succeed will embrace enterprise mobility as a key communications strategy, according to a report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. The market researcher expects the global market for enterprise mobility solutions to reach $217 billion by 2018. All types of industries—from health-care to logistics and transport to manufacturing, distribution wholesale, warehousing and retail—have adopted enterprise mobility. Apps for and by enterprises are revolutionizing organizational environments, the report noted. Initially offered for information retrieval and productivity needs in the form of e-mail, weather updates and stock market tickers, mobile enterprise apps have expanded into GPS and location-based services, workforce productivity, and asset and document management. Unified communications technologies are also enabling collaboration on voice, video, data and other forms of communication among mobile employees. To read the report, click here.

 
 
 
  • Yes, Invented Here

    Enterprises are developing apps to suit their particular requirements. Box.com, for example, provides a storage system service for business-related files that allows employees access from any device. Besides facilitating communication, it encourages collaboration about those files.
    Yes, Invented Here
  • Paid-For Apps on the Rise

    Value-added services, like in-application document managers, instant messaging, server administration and presentations, are expected to soon contribute to revenues in the apps market.
    Paid-For Apps on the Rise
  • Unified Communications Technologies

    Although not new, unified communications promise faster communications and will knock down communication barriers due to variations in media.
    Unified Communications Technologies
  • Unrivaled Networking Advantages

    Unified communications aggregates voice, video and data into a common IP network. It reduces costs, increases productivity and provides superior business agility.
    Unrivaled Networking Advantages
  • Top Unified Communications Players

    Unified communications leaders: Siemens Enterprise Communications, Microsoft, Alcatel-Lucent, Avaya, IBM and Cisco. Niche players: Toshiba, ShoreTel, Aastra Technologies, TeleWare and Mitel.
    Top Unified Communications Players
  • Mobile Device Management Systems Improving Security

    Mobile Device Management solutions help IT administrators identify and block unwanted and unauthorized devices from accessing business-critical information.
    Mobile Device Management Systems Improving Security
  • Mobile Device Management Systems Protecting Sensitive Data

    By remotely locking and deleting sensitive data, Mobile Device Management solutions also can help protect data when devices are stolen.
    Mobile Device Management Systems Protecting Sensitive Data
  • Small and Medium-Size Businesses (SMBs) are Adopting Unified Communications

    Until recently, the high cost of enterprise mobility deployment has limited it to large enterprises, but its long-term cost-benefits are now affordable and attractive to SMBs.
    Small and Medium-Size Businesses (SMBs) are Adopting Unified Communications
  • SMBs Also Using Enterprise Mobility Services

    Enterprise mobility management services and Mobile Device Management solutions are gaining wider acceptance among small to medium-sized businesses to manage mobile devices, apps, content, expenses, networks, policy and security.
    SMBs Also Using Enterprise Mobility Services
  • Collaboration Is Also Vital for SMBs

    Small and medium-sized businesses are investing heavily in collaboration technologies, like enterprise mobility, for the sake of long-term cost benefits and to improve employee productivity.
    Collaboration Is Also Vital for SMBs
 
 
 
 
 
Karen A. Frenkel writes about technology and innovation and lives in New York City.

 
 
 
 
 
 

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