Following consumer trends, most every industry is working towards implementation of a mobile solution in many stages of the production process, from boardrooms to the warehouses. As end users become more acclimated with smartphones and tablets being a part of their life, they come to anticipate utilizing them in the workplace as well.
Convenience through accessibility is the main point of interest in the relationship between people and their devices. People are getting used to accessing their emails, playing games and being entertained, communicating, and even trying to get some work done with their personal devices. In fact, research firm IDC has estimated that nearly 70% of all smartphones used for business are actually employee-owned devices. BYOD, or “Bring Your Own Device,” is often the goto method of employees without mobile access to the business models and information going through their own devices to access the information, which is proactive, but ultimately opens a company and its information to security vulnerabilities that aren’t able to be managed by the company itself because the device is owned by the employee.
Based on your business requirements, where and how your business mobile apps will be used, and the capability of your IT organization to support hardware and software, will drive the decision toward an app framework. Contact Ayoka today!