Evolution of enterprise mobility will continue in 2017


With businesses more commonly embracing mobile-centric strategies throughout 2016, it’s easy to view the past year as a tipping point where companies became serious about mobility. However this doesn’t mean that innovation in enterprise mobility is going to slow down, and 2017 should see the industry accelerate faster than ever. In fact the move toward a mobile only workplace may be happening quicker than many businesses realize, with the recently released Gartner Predicts 2017 Mobile Apps and Their Development forecasting that that by 2022, 70 percent of all software interactions in the enterprise will occur on mobile devices.

The quality and intuitiveness of enterprise mobile apps is also set to accelerate, with Gartner also predicting that by 2021, 50 percent of apps will trigger events for users to make them more efficient. This means that companies wanting to stay at the forefront of enterprise mobility will need to continue meeting evolving employee expectations, while also integrating the latest technologies to deliver the best mobile experience.

While this will continue to be at the core of enterprise mobility strategies, there are also a number of trends which will have a significant impact these strategies over the coming year.

  • Forward-looking companies will evolve from mobile-first to mobile-only
  • Enterprises will realize that SaaS alone does not solve the mobility problem
  • A shortage of mobile developers and designers will spawn a wave of mobile “citizen developers”
  • The post-app era will come into clearer focus

Adapted form AppsTech

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