2015 is predicted to be the year of the mobile office.
Millenials pouring into the workforce are said to be the reason for the bring your own device (BYOD) era. They have the latest technology and are reluctant to use anything else. Millenials actually want to blend their personal and business lives by working weekends and odd hours. This is where the mobile office appears.
The key to mobility in the office is finding harmony between employee freedom and corporate protection.
It is predicted by Gartner experts that organizations who cannot find a happy medium between office mobility and BYOD management will experience lower productivity, staffing problems and security risks as users rebel.
However, that doesn’t make dealing with questions and concerns of BYOD something that can be brushed to the side, says David Willis, chief of mobility research with Gartner. “Mobile device management in the corporate world is going to be as common as antivirus was for PCs. At a certain point, you won’t pass an audit if you don’t have these protections in place.”
A recent enterprise mobility survey commissioned by Oracle found that mobile-related IT expenses are expected to grow by more than 50 percent in two years. Unfortunately, security and integration remain issues of concern.
For this reason, IT managers are turning to mobile management outsourcing.
In a recent survey, nearly half of IT managers are either planning to outsource mobile management or have already done so.
The New Year brings new corporate policies and a large number of organizations continue to incorporate BYOD programs. More than two-thirds of mobile professionals will conduct their work on personal devices by 2017. As a result, BYOD is the basis in creating to create a secure and productive 21st-Century mobile office.
As it becomes nearly unavoidable for personal devices to be used for business purposes, companies must recover phones and other electronics they distributed to employees and turn to BYOD.