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Good Technology highlights top five secure mobility trends for 2014

Good Technology
Thursday 16 January 14

 The MDM market is set to commoditise and migration away from BlackBerry will fuel bold new mobile strategies in 2014, Good Technology™ today predicted. The leader in secure mobility believes the stage is set for more organisations to realise the potential mobile has to transform business processes. There are five trends set to govern how the enterprise will evolve mobility in the year ahead. Christy Wyatt, CEO of Good Technology, said…

 The MDM market is set to commoditise and migration away from BlackBerry will fuel bold new mobile strategies in 2014, Good Technology™ today predicted. The leader in secure mobility believes the stage is set for more organisations to realise the potential mobile has to transform business processes.

There are five trends set to govern how the enterprise will evolve mobility in the year ahead.

Christy Wyatt, CEO of Good Technology, said: “Businesses should review their approach to managing enterprise mobility in 2014 – from how they secure their data and the choice of productivity apps they provide to employees, to how they plan on tackling growing demand from employees to safeguard their privacy. Those companies that don’t consider these factors risk falling behind.”

Good Technology predicts 2014 will begin to put in motion:

1. The MDM market will commoditise to a small number of players
As businesses wake up to the knowledge that an MDM-strategy alone is not enough to prevent data loss, the number of vendors who only offer MDM will reach small digits in 2014. As the market commoditises, those left standing need to offer more than just MDM alone, and ensure a roadmap that accounts for usability and security that will drive new efficiency streams and productivity in mobile businesses.

2. Organisations will become more dependent on mobile workflows
Mobility allows work to be completed ‘in that moment’, ‘at the edge’, rather than held off until users are back at their desks. Provided they have the required tools of course. We predict the use of custom business apps is on the rise. Added to this Gartner believes that by 2017, 25 per cent of enterprises will have an enterprise app store for managing corporate-sanctioned apps on PCs and mobile devices . This opens up opportunities for employees to use a multi-app process to accomplish tasks from their smartphone or tablet. For many organisations in 2014, this will make dependence on non-mobile workflows a thing of the past.

3. The adoption of app containerisation will force the demise of legacy dual-persona approaches
Mobile vendors who offer a dual-persona approach do so because it’s easy for the vendor to bring to market. However, this approach is limiting to IT as well as the end-user.

4. Migration away from BlackBerry will bring about bigger, bolder and more transformative mobile strategies
As businesses reconsider their investments in mobile devices in 2014, with it we expect a complete overhaul of their mobility strategy. The big priority for CIOs will continue to be security, but not to the point where they miss out on the benefits of mobility. That’s because mobility can enable transformation. CIOs will look to gain the best of both worlds: a secure and trusted BlackBerry alternative, together with driving increased efficiency and productivity from their mobile strategy investment. This means they will want to invest in a secure, agile and scalable mobile solution that brings about stronger relationships and new business opportunities.

5. As native development tools become increasingly easy to use, enterprises will look for platforms that facilitate security, productivity and horizontal features
With the latest releases of Xcode and Eclipse making native development even easier for developers, their needs will change from IDEs to enterprise readiness. Plug-and-play security APIs coupled with shared services will enable developers to bring powerful apps to production that tackle specific business requirements.


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