Startling growth in use of applications in android phones, tablets has paved way for enterprise mobility in a great way. While some say IT will be recognized for enterprise mobility in 2014, some others opine 2014 will be an evolutionary year, where the trends of Social, Mobile, Cloud and Big Data will influence the way enterprise IT will be delivered and consumed.

Enterprise mobility or the business involved in enhancing the mode of work shift from computer to mobile devices is gaining grounds with world moving towards virtualization and mobility. Enterprise mobility initiated in around 2010 – 2011. 2012 and 2013 saw the momentum in enterprise mobility with enterprises adopting the concept of mobility. With clear benefits on employee productivity and enhance connection with clients, enterprise mobility continue to grow with greater adaptation in enterprises. A post by Anders Lofgren says that many organizations are now creating titles (e.g., Chief Mobility Officer) and groups (e.g., Mobility Center of Excellence) as a manifestation of adopting mobility.

Creating the enterprise mobility ecosystem – a first step towards enterprise mobility

Intel Market Research (IMR) reveals through its survey in US and Germany that now more than ever, people want the ability to work outside of the office thus bringing in enterprise mobility. Empowered employee of Yankee Group on a survey on last September shows that 78% of all smart phones being used in the workplace are personally owned leading a question to security and cost issues. Besides use of third party applications can exaggerate the security issue. Therefore, enterprises are in the process of creating an efficient mobility ecosystem to change itself with the latest technology trends. Undoubtedly, the challenges to this make shift is a pondering question that is banging high on all IT majors as it means changes in security interface, efficient user experience and so on. The enterprise mobility management, mobility devices, application architecture, software packets, cloud computing and training and implementation to human resources are some of the components to build the enterprise mobility ecosystem.

Battle to take over the enterprise mobility ecosystem

Majors like Apple, Samsung, Windows, and Blackberry is trying hard to get over the battle of mobility ecosystem. Blackberry is said to be a pioneer in enterprise mobility yet it seems to face a tough competition with the latest innovations by its competitors. As Black Berry quotes it’s time for real multi platform with BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10, research by ABI has found that Samsung is gaining grounds over Apple and Apple over Blackberry when it comes to enterprise mobility. Although Blackberry dominated the business market in mobility with touch features Apple is seen to take over. Hence the quote apple is the next Blackberry.  A Firstpost technology post says Apple scores high in implementation owing to high iOS smartphone adoption by business users. Besides, apple’s smart phones are the most sought after in Enterprise Mobility Management and Mobile Device Management platforms. But Samsung got an edge in innovation with its varying enterprise devices assembled with better security features. Again it is not smart phones but tablets that have taken over the revolution as Tony Rizzo, Editor in Chief at Mobile Enterprise states “Mobile Enterprise believes that the tablet battle will be fought, long term, between Win 8 tablets and the iPad.” The Mobile Workforce Report (iPass featured) publishes employees concern to have iPads than Windows 8 if enterprises bring in enterprise mobility.

Its 2014 that will greatly build the enterprise mobility ecosystem as seen with predictions from experts and the trend will follow.