While implementing a mobile strategy, the Enterprise IT needs to make sure that the entire process is seamless and does not cause any major integration issues with the existing IT infrastructure. To ensure an effective and error free mobile deployment the IT team needs to consider the following key aspects:
Ø Flexibility & Interoperability: It is important that while implementing mobility the entire IT infrastructure isn’t scrapped. We have APIs available which act as a bridge even between cloud and on-premise legacy applications and hence can be used to easily integrate existing enterprise software with new devices. Enterprise software should be built just like consumer software which can be used as plug and play and should work in sync with the workflows and business processes. Cloud based solutions are built to interoperate efficiently between multiple platforms and legacy systems.
Ø Security: Security in one of the most important considerations while implementing mobility since a lot of company data resides on the mobile devices carried by the employees beyond the company boundaries. Whilst the data access needs to be security controlled and authenticated but workers should still be able to access work related documents with considerable ease. At the same time the network should be able to control misuse of data, improper sharing and loss or theft.
Security software should allow complete transparency and allow IT complete control over permissions and visibility as to who has accessed a particular set of files. Enterprise IT should ensure that 256 bit security solutions are implemented across the network to ensure there is no interception while the data is transmitted.
Ø Reliability & Access: It’s always important for the IT infrastructure to be reliable and accessible. Legacy systems like SharePoint have a tendency to result in outages sometimes that cause delay in workflows. Cloud infrastructure comes with the benefit of infrastructure economics offering a million dollar infrastructure at a fraction of its cost. Make sure the solutions used while deploying mobile guarantee highest uptime (e.g. 99.99%).
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