How To Overcome Enterprise Mobility Challenges?

Enterprise mobility is a consummate conduit for improving various organizational processes, including employee performance and workforce management, customer service, and many other key facets of modern enterprises. However, mobility adds a new layer of challenge for decision-makers, such as compliance, security, and app development. To maintain a positive employee environment and achieve ROI, admins must weigh these challenges against the benefits.

Mobility introduces innate concerns on the implementation level for IT departments to combat: Mobile devices can access corporate data from different locations worldwide every day, and mobiles have multiple platforms, operating systems, and versions fragmenting their market. However, mobility is indispensable to gaining benefits over competitors as an employer and a business today. To successfully implement mobility in enterprises, IT admins must plan for data security and stay compliant, while mobile developers must build applications that employees want to use. Here’s a list of five enterprise mobility issues, their impact on an organization, and suggestions for the most effective ways to address and overcome them.


Mobile App Strategy

Every enterprise should be attempting to understand how to leverage mobile technology to improve its business operations. An effective, forward-thinking, and robust mobile strategy ensures applications that bring value to the business. It involves crafting a portfolio that includes apps to meet every mobile initiative’s goals and enterprises’ overall business objectives. It will help decision-makers to finalize which mobile application initiatives can add the most value.

Next, enterprises planning to develop mobile apps in-house must choose the right standardized tools to make the support, training, and updates easier. If enterprises don’t have sufficient and reliable resources, then they should turn to third-party developers.


Above all, standards and governance should be established for app development and usage across the company. With a set of standards, an enterprise can build secure applications while measuring the app’s performance.

Once applications are deployed throughout the enterprise, they must be properly hosted and maintained by the IT department. Crafting mobile applications without considering their complete lifecycle and the related support can become a pain point down the road.

Enterprises need a dynamic strategy that eventually focuses on present opportunities and considers scalability to maximize mobility’s potential.

Mobile Data Security

Mobile security is the highest priority for most enterprise mobility implementers. Instilling adequate security measures puts enterprises into a wider spectrum of challenges.

To handle security challenges, appropriate authentication must be in place across all mobile channels to access the organization’s network, which is controlled at suitable levels while managing different user identities in other cases. Apps should also prevent data leakage when used on various personal devices. The use of unauthorized applications, email & file sharing, and other concerns make it crucial for IT leaders to maintain the proficiency of protected mobile channels to avoid the security measures from hampering employees’ productivity or satisfaction levels.

Secure mobile applications can help prevent data loss, mainly by encrypting enterprise data and segregating it from any personal assets on a mobile device. Admins can set users’ limits and control to ensure no data is transferred outside the container.

Ensuring secure networks with protection measures requires authentication of enterprise apps and reinforcing some form of agile device management solution.

Mobile User Experience

Crafting a usage milieu on a mobile device allows employees to do the same errands at their desks, from virtually anywhere and anytime. A beneficial user experience of the leveraged apps can help enterprises overcome numerous challenges and streamline tasks while maximizing the productivity and efficiency of employees.

One of the major challenges in strategic decision-making is encouraging and achieving user adoption of mobile applications. One way to overcome this challenge is by offering an intuitive and satisfying mobile experience. A great UX can help to reap the desired awards with mobility.

Device Loss & Malware Protection

What happens when your employee forgets a mobile device somewhere, and a hacker enters a company’s data? Fortunately, to deal with this, iOS has a kill switch to help admins prevent devices from being activated, while Android has stored data encryption on its devices.

Additionally, threats like malware and surveillance can leak data from mobile apps. To prevent this, enterprises should not let their employees install applications from anywhere they want, especially from unauthorized apps.

In Closing

Enterprise mobility is highly transformative and will always bring a range of challenging decisions for key players and difficulties with the complexities of mobile app development and implementation within the organization. For a successful enterprise mobility implementation, IT admins must determine how to stay compliant, protect data, and improve user experiences. As long as the mobile app development strategy considers the applications’ security, usability, and maintenance, an enterprise can expect ROI and adoption among the workforce.


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