What is Enterprise Mobility Management?

22 April 2014

We know that there is more power in modern smartphones and tablets than in the typical desktop computer. By the end of 2014, it is estimated that 6% of the global population will own a tablet, 20% will own PC’s and 22% will own smartphones (that’s two smartphones for every nine people on the earth, or 1.4 billion smartphones).

Tablets are showing even faster adoption rates than smartphones (it took smartphones nearly 4 years to reach 6% penetration from when the devices first started to register on a global level – tablets accomplished this in just 2 years).

Enterprises and users have always struggled to take advantage of the full processing power available in personal systems - but what does all this processing power mean for you and your workforce?

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Computing capability of this size allows organisations to empower mobile workers, giving them the same productivity tools, data access and collaboration capabilities of an office based worker. The way we all use mobile devices in our personal lives has certainly raised expectations of how we should use them for business. It’s no wonder that one of the key challenges IT teams face today is managing the continued growth of a demanding mobile-enabled workforce.

Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) software business solutions have developed very quickly in reaction to this fast-paced change in business culture. In addition to meeting an organisations device deployment and management needs, EMM solutions should allow IT to effectively manage many different components of the enterprise mobile network - from network access, approved and bespoke software applications and deployment, managing the separation of business and personal data and applications on employee-owned BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) and corporate issued devices are just a few of the capabilities of robust EMM solutions.

All of which need to be controlled from a single management console based either in the cloud or on-site premises – with the security and privacy that both the organisation and mobile worker demand.

In businesses across multiple industries, we will see the rapid growth of computing endpoints continuing – and these devices can have many capabilities, including asset tracking, data collection, usage analytics, and remote monitoring. Triangle have created bespoke requirements for customers which include elements such as quoting/job creation, mandatory check lists, site audit lists to name a few.

The flexibility and scalability of EMM solutions will continue to be critical because different enterprise customers have their own particular needs. Enterprises will need a platform and software that can evolve to include important new management functions required by businesses that embrace the ever-advancing needs of mobile technology.

Working closely with a software development partner that can deliver an effective EMM solution – one that creates an easy user experience, seamlessly allowing them to flow from work to personal, and that balances the needs of the business and its end users - is key to a successful deployment.

So if you are looking for a business software development company that can help you make the most of your workforce technology, why not contact us on 01477 571940