You need an enterprise mobility platform to address key market-shifting challenges faced by Enterprise IT today, says, Yugan Sikri, WW Product Manager, Enterprise Mobility Platform, HP in this video from HP Discover 2012 conference. A platform that connects to the backend information sources; provisions the right set of tools and services to build mobile applications; and houses an app store. Sikri starts by detailing the challenges faced by Enterprise IT today and then walks through the salient components of the Enterprise Mobility Platform.
Enterprise IT is going through a market-shift, says Sikri, driven by mobility and cloud computing that requires existing desktop experiences to be taken to the mobile platform. This has resulted in 3 key focus areas:
- Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) -- a paradigm that is catching on rapidly especially fueled by enterprises requiring their employees to bring their personal devices to the work environment without being reimbursed - a pattern that is not altogether new going back through the years as I did in this post on PYOD -> UYOE -> SYOW -> EYOH -> BYOD.
- Mobilizing applications - This is the process of providing a mobile interface to existing applications. What comes to mind is the Who -> Where -> What -> When approach I outlined based upon Darren McGrath's presentation at HP Discover 2012.
- Smart Enterprise - Building out the controlled ecosystem for employees that evolves to a smart enterprise environment.
Watch this video to obtain more details on the various components of the Enterprise Mobility Platform outlined by Sikri.
Whether it be mobilizing your enterprise, architecting it to transform to cloud computing , accommodating the BYOD paradigm or ”informationalizing” your data, it all comes back to Enterprise Transformation just like it did for the city of Las Vegas where the HP Discover conference was held this year.
Sikri’s video is part of our Knowledge Matters mobility series. Watch for more blogs on mobile applications development, testing for mobility, mobile cloud, user experience design, mobile business intelligence and other key topics designed to help you be successful in the mobile enterprise market. And you can always check out our previous Knowledge Matters mobility series articles on the HP Applications Services blog.
How have you connected your mobile applications across your enterprise? What is your approach to provisioning the right apps for the right employees depending upon their role? What are some unique characteristics of your app store? What is your Enterprise Transformation GPS telling you? Are you there yet? I would like to know.