It was another busy month for enterprise mobility! The Apple Watch was finally released, innovations were shared at HIMSS, and across all industries enterprise mobility is continuing to improve and expand. As exciting as all of this progress is, it can be hard to keep up with all that is happening; we’ve recalled some of April’s most compelling news in enterprise mobility:
Enterprise mobility relies heavily on two well-executed tasks: communication and collaboration. With an ever increasing number of digital tools available to the enterprise, it is important to find the right fit to improve mobile communication, and ensure proper deployment within a given company. Check out how today's emerging technologies best stand to improve enterprise mobility initiatives, and solve communication problems between teams.
Enterprise mobility, ironically, comes to a halt when your mobile employees have to jump in the car. Writing in Forbes, Michael discusses the impact that self-driving cars will have on the business world of the future. If employees do not need to focus on driving, they will be able to message, read, and work while on the road. Businesses can take this productivity leap even further by finding the right tools to complement these self-driving cars.
The scope of the enterprise mobility landscape continues to evolve. In 2015, enterprises have to go beyond just embracing BYOD: they need to make sure that their staff are communicating when they need to, wherever they are. CIO Insight reviews some important results from an IDC survey regarding mobile messaging initiatives, and how they are rapidly expanding this year. “CIOs and other IT decision-makers are aggressively pursuing mobile messaging initiatives - and many of them are overseeing at least several such projects at once. Through such efforts, many seek to improve the customer experience and gain deeper insights about those customers In other cases, it's all about staying connected to an increasingly mobile workforce.”
April was abuzz with excitement about the release of the Apple Watch. There are lots of predictions regarding the impact of the Apple Watch on the enterprise, and Ben Rossi at Information Age offers the popular opinion that companies should not be wary of wearables coming into the office, they should encourage them. Just as the iPhone, the iPad, and the tablet before it, wearables are an exciting new option for the world’s mobile workforce. Rossi argues that it is just the beginning of an era of wearables at work: with IDC predicting 112 million wearable devices in just three years’ time, businesses should actively seek ways they can engage with customers, partners and employees in new ways. If enterprises put well-thought out wearable policies in place, they stand to greatly improve efficiency across a wide scope of internal and external operations.
How do you think the popularity of the Apple Watch, and the increasing desire to harness wearable technology, is going to impact healthcare? Michael discussed the many ways that the Apple Watch could potentially revolutionize healthcare: from improved patient records, to quicker communication between personnel. With the help of HIPAA-compliant applications, the Apple Watch is expected to have beneficial effects on hospital efficiency: it can make doctors more productive, and improve the lives of patients everyday