Advent of Enterprise Mobility
The Mobile technology has evolved over the decade to become an integral part of our daily life. It has brought a revolution to the way we live, work and communicate. It has impacted not only individuals but also enterprises on how they conduct their businesses. Currently, IT departments of every company, whether big or small, are under constant pressure to build infrastructure and resources that facilitate a mobile enterprise which is more responsive, flexible and agile. Enterprise mobility has thus become a competitive requirement today.
Organisations operating in different industries viz. financial sector, manufacturing, education and pharmaceutical have realised the importance of mobilising enterprise information. Thats why they are trying to make it readily available to various stakeholders like the employees, customers and partners through mobile applications anywhere, anytime. Improved mobile productivity stemming from mobile access to organization information and software through devices like smart phones and tablets results in increased sales and revenue.
With the advent of mobility initiatives like BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) in to the work place, the world of consumers and buyers is merging. The continuous effort of companies to go mobile has also catapulted the demand for wider range of devices, especially that of smart phones. Increase in demand is a positive indicator, but it also means that developers are under constant pressure to come up with newer and better mobile application software which can support complex functionalities.
The mobile application competency of a company can be gauged not only by the technical and analytical skills but also from the extensive use of technology and market research conducted to understand the market requirements. Another important criterion for being a quality developer is to have Quality Assurance and Testing Services (QATS) in place which will implement the mobile application testing along with other software testing to ensure timely delivery of perfect products or services. Such software designed according to the evolving trends and devices are most likely to survive the intense competition of the market; and the companies following a dynamic and flexible development process will always have a competitive edge.
Enterprise mobility, clearly, has become a high growth market due to growing population of mobile workers, adoption of latest technologies, sophisticated devices and innovative enterprise applications. Companies belonging to different industry verticals are now investing in innovative mobility solutions to bring success to their businesses, which has also spurt the demand for mobility solutions providers.
Indian IT companies like Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (TCS), Infosys Ltd., Wipro Ltd., and HCL Technologies Ltd. are market leaders in providing mobile services along with multinational companies like Accenture Inc., IBM and Atso SA. Earlier IT services company used to approach banks or retailers with infrastructure or SAP support solutions, but now with customers demanding mobility solutions, the outlook has completely changed for better.