Enterprise Mobility Trends in 2018

Indhumathi D | December 12 - 2017

Enterprise mobility is a trending concept in recent years. It has taken new incarnation to disrupt the business world with improved and enhanced proficiency and has a proven record of transforming businesses. The global enterprise mobility market is expected to bring in $140 billion annually by 2020. Its impact on various sectors is noteworthy and efficient enough to influence enterprises with high potential for growth and efficiency. The following trends are likely to continue in 2018:

  • Ever-growing IoT

Internet of Things (IoT) has a major role in connecting things that also include human beings. Easier access to internet connection and faster penetration of smart devices have skyrocketed the growth of IoT. Predictions have proved that the influence of IoT in different lines of businesses will be stronger than ever before. In 2018, businesses will largely depend on IoT-enabled devices to have access to huge data for making informed business decisions.

  • Location-based services

Service businesses are the most beneficial ones due to the advent of location-based service applications. This trend is likely to grow more and even stronger in the forthcoming years. In an era of smart devices, anyone can be tracked, traced, and serviced in a highly connected intelligent network.

  • Prevailing Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) becomes the slogan for many techies while others have started indulging in implementing AI in all possible ways to automate processes at all levels. Potentiality of AI has been realized in many industries and has greater opportunity to be inherited for plenty of crucial works. While realizing the danger that AI holds, we, humans, have to regulate it to make it beneficial for businesses. It is unpredictable that what AI will bring for us in the upcoming years yet there is a huge expectation.

  • Cloud-computing Products

Affordability, reliability, and availability of cloud services gain popularity in the market as the best enterprise solution to resolve a plethora of issues. Its groundbreaking potential for big data is the reason for enterprises to turn toward cloud-computing services. Besides security issues, cloud computing is growing and reaching new heights because of the utmost convenience it offers to the businesses. Increasing security challenges in cloud computing have a greater hope for better regulatory security controls.  

  • BYOD Trend

Bring your own device (BYOD) is a trending culture in the corporate world as it offers a high level of profitability and efficiency. While mobility easing several human activities, 2018 would the year where more and more enterprises will integrate BYOD trend in their work culture.

The major focus of IT investments was more on enterprise mobility in the years 2016 and 2017. Besides security issues and many challenges, these trends are likely to continue in 2018. Meanwhile, enterprises are looking forward to technologies that can ensure security and authenticity of data collected, connected devices, and applications.