Enterprise mobility has become the corporate buzzword, as a number of business houses and employees have adopted the practice of using smartphones, tablets, and laptops for official uses. In other words, it is a real-time integration of organizational work processes and its employees. For some complex businesses like vehicle manufacturing and the service sector, real-time information flow throughout the organization is essential. Any lag or delay in the feeding of information may lead to direct revenue loss. On the other hand, many activities in these high-end business domains are concerned with a high-value asset. Therefore, the matter of data security and the entire management of using mobile-based devices have to be spot on.
Today business technology must be able to quickly pivot itself in line with the end-user demand. In order to do so, organizations need to have agility in terms of information flow and new technology absorption. Although most of organizations are moving towards this smart solution of mobility, the possibility of security breach lurks. To prevent the misuse of any data, organizations should choose, proper technology partner. It is the technology partner’s responsibility to framework robust device-level policies, which are in line with organizational IT policy. The proper device-level policy would ensure freedom of usage of the device by the workforce, without compromising security. There should be a framework, which secures apps and data of all connected devices of the organization.
In the event of an organization choosing to adopt enterprise mobility management services, the technology partner should guide through the process of implementation, in various operating systems, like Windows, Android, and IoS. The organization also needs to ensure that the system works on varying screen sizes and resolutions. In today’s business scenario, work processes are complex and require instantaneous decision-making. Therefore, to attain real-time status at every layer of the organization, mobility should be made a culture. Employees should be able to feed data, from the shop floor or site instantly, without the need to comeback to their cubicle. The need of the hour is a technology that can be blend in easily with the legacy system. This would ensure zero data loss or implementation downtime, facilitating effective and timely decision-making.
However, to mitigate any risk factor, a strong policy framework should be there, which would clearly demarcate device usage in terms of authorization and system accesses. The latest methods of password protection, data encryption, and remote wipe features should be made available to the organization, along with the mobility kit. Remote wipe technology is very essential, as it gives the power back to the IT administrator. In the event of any misplaced or stolen device, the corporate data on the device can be remotely deleted, preventing wrongful use. These centrally managed enterprise mobility solutions can be programmed to support different APIs (Application Program Interface), from various devices, thus making it flexible. As per the standard good practices, an organization should ensure that the data transfer from the mobile technology to the original database, should be encrypted in VPN or HTTPS format.
As per the business scenario, the security level can be enhanced, by shifting from a policy of device-level protection to application-level protection. This ensures greater security coverage without the usage of SDK’s (Software Development Kit). After the establishment of a proper security embargo, there should be a clear roadmap for monitoring and troubleshooting activities. An effective system of mobility management is one that runs uninterruptedly. Due to a healthy shift in organizational policy towards “BOD” (Bring Your Own Device), for official purpose, enterprise mobility has taken a phenomenal shape, which calls for a specialist approach to implementation. The mobility platform should be able to absorb the expanding IT infrastructure of the organization in terms of mobile bandwidth, the proliferation of mobile technology, and more. The infrastructure should be able to scale applications to match up to the peak hour web traffic congestion, thus reducing operational cost. The host of other features like fast redirect, increasing efficiency of the TCP layer in the event of network congestion, and real-time user monitoring is absolutely essential.