It’s an open secret that industries across the globe are prioritizing their Mobility divisions.
Enterprises today face major hurdles while implementing modern solutions which were non-existent in the old days. Back then, desktops ran the roost, they didn’t move, were unreachable externally, non-accessible outside company premises and did not require constant internet connectivity.
Fast forward today, we are working on laptops if not tablets, work from home, airports, hotels sometimes even from coffee shops around the office corners. We are hooked on Mobility platforms and Mobile devices from personal to professional usage.
Enterprise mobility is not only about a company’s external stakeholders but also about internal ones like employees, vendors, shareholders, directors and suppliers. Structural and industrial changes are prompting ever increasing demand from all the stakeholders for information access on numerous devices and screen sizes. Ever increasing user base pose significant challenges for enterprises who wish to embrace mobility solutions.
Let’s look at top 10 challenges enterprises face while implementing mobility solutions.
Your employees need to be routed to access data on your servers at all times. And Recent Ransomware attack has shown the risks of using mobile devices. Usually, all the backups are stored on clouds and local servers daily, but some important data stored on devices run the risk of being stolen, hacked or lost with an unimaginable loss to both employee and company’s reputation.
2.Security and Authentication Protocols
As all your stakeholders are mobile. System administrators get bombarded with access requests for sensitive and confidential information. Keeping a close tab on these requests is not an easy task. All devices are configured differently and their access requirements are strictly controlled with a password and sometimes biometric authentications. Sometimes, system admins require permissions for setup. They have to follow policy and protocols meaning lengthy procedures for approvals on access requests.
Where to store the data? You will need to consider your future requirements before implementing any mobility applications. Also, keep in mind the number of users that will be accessing your data from systems. As noted by Oracle, “Poor app performance and data speeds are the two primary reasons for failures of enterprise apps.”
Extending your data access to remote users will be essential, prompting you to get your data stored on Clouds. As it is both secure and convenient. You can consider providing some offline functionalities to your users to mitigate limited internet speeds. Using clouds as your main data storage and abstracting data-heavy business functions on clouds will free up your resources to do other development functions.
4.Device loss and Malware Alerts
Losing a device which has sensitive and confidential data and information can be a nightmare for enterprises. Malware attacks by emails and other info keep companies on toes. They install most modern anti-virus and anti-malware apps to keep attacks at bay. Wiping out data and blocking access for lost devices are the biggest challenge for the enterprises.
5.Constant Compliance across devices and countries
Your mobility app should only be accessible on compliant devices. For example, a phased-out laptop must not get access to the network, connection to the database must be secure at all times, downloads are not permitted other than company networks etc. These are all compliance protocols that every mobility app project should include in their scopes. You can speak with mobility experts to get a consultation on your project requirements.
6.Application Development and Maintenance
Though it looks straightforward your mobility application development is not as easy as it sounds. It needs to not only encourage users to utilize it for all their needs but it also must be secure with all networking options and functionalities. There are many components of Enterprise Mobility App Development services that you can consider like immersive UI/UX, branding, easy navigation and much more.
7.Scaling up operations
Business expansion is always on the cards. Either horizontally or vertically, making it a challenge for your mobility application development team to accommodate constant changes. An organization sometimes have to drop some features, functions, and ideas that can ease business operations when in expansion mode. Managing multiple plans, operations, and offices in different places can be a daunting task for any company.
8.Device visibility and Access Controls
If all your users are trying to access different information at the same time, then you can be certain that it will either crash your servers or slow down data access. Mobility app will also have to be vigilant about not allowing access to unauthorized users. Moreover, the app will also need to monitor registered devices on the network. Controlling users and their devices
9.Increase productivity and decrease costs
Economics is vital. Especially when you are investing a lot of time and money into developing mobility apps for your organization. Your aim is to increase the productivity of your workforce by giving them online access to their work files. They can virtually access information anytime and anywhere from the world. Another aim is to decrease human and machine costs by deploying few machines to maintain operational activities. If these business processes are not adhered to then it runs the risk of hampering business objectives.
This is the biggest impediment to implementing mobility. People, in general, are afraid of changes. And implementing mobility without taking them in confidence will be a catastrophe. You must train them both technically and psychologically for impeding changes that will change the way they’ve worked till now. And you ought to make it smooth and seamless for them.
Working with an experienced team that has implemented multiple mobility projects would make your development and implementation tasks easier. Sharing is caring. Share as much information as possible to mitigate challenges that have potential to become pain issues in the future. Always keep your objectives clear to not let small issues undermine your mobility project.
You will be able to solve each issue in multiple ways. By working with you, we at KNOWARTH can help you navigate these nagging issues and mitigate them with our tailored advice. We work with enterprises to customize their mobility strategy from design to development and implementation on request. Our mobility implementation support team is there to help you and your employees to work complete freedom from anywhere you allow access.
Does this sound similar to you? Do you require a consultation or an advice for your mobility projects? If your answer is yes, then connect with us for a no-obligation consultation and we will solve your complex business issue with simple and elegant mobility solutions that create value for your business.