Today, we can see that enterprise mobility is emerging to help IT departments. It is enabling employees to perform jobs from anywhere using a variety of devices and applications. Organizations are continually leveraging new mobile technologies, and Medium confirms that the global market of mobile enterprise application is expected to reach $284 billion in 2019.
The figure is indicating that mobile enterprise applications will be high in demand. Therefore, organizations must continue to enhance and leverage from new mobile technologies to boost productivity, lower costs, protect data, and improve the overall employee experience.
There is no doubt that enterprise mobility solutions are holding better opportunities and the upcoming industry trends will further boost the business performances.
But, implementing the latest trends will not be enough to succeed. Businesses must identify the most accurate future trends that will improve their ROI.
Various enterprise mobility trends are showing up in the market among which only strategic trends will work out; otherwise, it would become an additional cost for the business. To help you determine the most go-to trends here is the list of enterprise mobility trends to follow in 2019.
1. 5G Will Enable the Enterprise Revolution
Wireless connectivity with 5G is paving the way to significant changes in 2019. The 5G technology trend will be released and deployed in March and is expected to leverage enterprise networking.
The CEO of AT&T Communications John Donovan recently stated that the first 5G opportunities would soon be a part of the enterprise.
Mike Feibus, the principal analyst with FeibusTech also shared his views on the 5G rollout. According to him, “the 5G arrival to the markets will define the year 2019”. Moreover, Mike Feibus also said that “right now no one knows how the enterprise is going to execute this ultra-fast, low-latency network.”
‘First, the technology should be in the hands, and then the light bulbs will go off. I’m really looking forward to getting it in the hands next year.
Although the 5G rollout is likely to be a whisper than a roar and it is not implementing any soon now, but enterprises must start preparing for it today. In addition to the 5G benefits for traditional mobile devices, we are also expecting new opportunities for the Internet of Things (IoT), due to the added connectivity.
It is anticipated that 5G will be a revolutionary force that will enable organizations to get the most out of their devices and collected data.
Jack Gold, president, and principal analyst with J. Gold Associates says that 2019 will be the year of 5G. But, at its initial, the technology will only be available in specific areas for the next couple of years.
2. Artificial Intelligence Will Be Prominent
Artificial Intelligence is another emerging trend that is soon to be a part of the mobility enterprise. The truth is that combining enterprise mobility management and artificial intelligence will leverage enterprise mobility solutions to improve business processes and customer engagement.
In 2019, the AI-powered devices will become more popular and will attain a more prominent role in enterprise mobility management. The AI-powered devices will improve several business areas including decision-making workflow, process management, employee experience, and communication flow.
The organizations must be prepared to see incredible opportunities when combing both AI and EMM together in the future.
3. Adoption of BYOD Will Increase
In 2019, we see BYOD as the go-to solution for enterprise mobility. BYOD enables employees to bring their own devices to the workplace. Currently, it is not widely used in the setting of enterprise mobility.
But in the future, many companies will be adopting this trend to ask employees for bringing their laptops, phones, and tablets.
In the coming times, this trend will help organizations to save time and cost associated with purchasing devices. One major issue that organizations are expected to face with BYOD is employees won’t have enterprise apps and software.
4. UEM Is the Next Step in Enterprise Mobility
Adaption of Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) will be one of the fastest rising trends for enterprise in 2019. Implementing UEM will be an efficient way for organizations to control all devices endpoints.
According to a recent poll held in August 2018, showed that the adaption rate of this trend is quite slow. Only 11% of enterprises confirm that they have executed a UEM solution.
The same poll also revealed that 40% of enterprises would explore this solution in the future. (UEM) will be a strategic approach to control more endpoints (including mobile devices) in the enterprise.
UEM technology will not only enable organizations to control and secure devices while achieving long-term cost savings. But, it will also help to reduce mobile-related service requests and will improve overall employee satisfaction.
5. Enterprises Will Switch to Mobile Threat Defense
In 2018, mobile devices became the primary target for phishing attacks (up to 85% annually). To help organizations for protecting their corporate resources from threats, MTD will likely become the most prominent and quickly growing enterprise mobility trend in 2019.
Viruses can attack mobile devices at any time. Therefore, companies must leverage this solution to utilize newer capabilities, such as malicious link detection to be proactive against mobile device security attacks.
6. The Rise of Digital Workspace for Gig Economy Workers
In 2019, many companies will follow the trend of digital space. Business owners are considering to provide a digital space to their gig employees, where employees will better communicate with managers.
Adopting digital workspace will provide a superior solution for enterprises to eliminate paper-based methods of administration that are difficult to manage. It serves best when employees are not available.
The concept of the digital workspace is not new. According to ESG research, 56% of organizations have already approved a digital workplace strategy or planning to do in the future.
7. Adoption of Cloud Migration
The increasing number of tablets and smartphone devices are also transforming consumer data. Today, companies need to manage the bulk of data. The need for storing and utilizing relevant data will further accelerate the cloud migration trend in 2019.
Many businesses will use cloud storage for storing bulk data. Migrating data to the cloud will appear as the best possible solution against data storage problems.
It enables significant business advantages and allows employees to use, access and store data on it from anywhere in the world.
Data migration to the cloud platform simplifies the business processes. Employees only need a good internet connection to access consumer’s information that will help to serve them better.
Trends to Drive Enterprise Mobile App Growth
HTML5 and Hybrid Mobile App Development
Enterprises are now shifting from native apps to hybrid mobile apps to continue cross-platform development using a combination of web technologies including HTML, Java, and CSS.
The approach enables mobile applications to perform on multiple platforms which is quite important especially for the larger enterprises.
Enterprises will actively need to utilize location-based services to interact with the end-user. Some mobile enterprise apps are already deploying this technology to execute a highly personalized experience for users.
Integrating wearable technology into mobile applications will be an opportunity to add new features and functionalities into your app. This trend will help enterprises to engage customers and keep them ahead on the digital curve.
Big Data is one of the leading technology trends that is enabling digital transformation. The real-time monitoring through apps will allow enterprises to gather and analyze consumer data which will further aid for marketing efforts.
In 2019, many organizations will employ the latest trends to improve their customer experience. Organizations should investigate their business needs first, before deploying such innovative trends. It will help organizations to keep their businesses stay abreast. Moreover, it's better to follow a step-by-step framework to determine a company's ROI goals. Consider relevant trends that match your ROI goals and enable you to reduce expenses and enhance business performance.
A carefully considered framework will better serve future improvements. The execution of trends including cloud migration, MTD and Artificial Intelligence will be an essential enterprise investment. These trends might reduce the company’s cost related to storing and protecting data in the future.