Reasons For Implementing Effective Enterprise Mobility Solutions

In today’s IT infrastructure, most enterprises are gradually adopting mobility solutions to tackle the increasing usage of mobile devices by a greater percentage of employees. According to a latest info-graphic released by Smart Insights in April 2016, the number of Internet users globally will surpass 3 billion by the end of the year. Again, the same report states that 39% of Internet navigation are performed in smartphones. And most of these Internet users are corporate executives.

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To enhance the productivity of these corporate employees in specific departments, like sales & marketing, companies often need to provide them with laptops, tablets or smartphones. In addition, many corporate set ups allow freelancers to operate on their personal computers or laptops, from home. Sometimes employees are even allowed to bring their own devices to office. Now, there are various situations where employees either use company-issued devices or their own smartphones or laptops to manage official work. In all these cases, there is always a risk that employees might access corporate data from unauthorised gadgets. And if the confidential data are not secured in these cases, it might lead to a lot of risk for the company. As a result, they realise the need to ensure complete security. Therefore, the need to implement enterprise mobility solutions is really important.

 

Enterprise mobility management (EMM) systems have been trending since the past decade, but there are some latest features that have been incorporated for enhanced functionality off late. Here is a list below:

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  • Mobile Content Management: Content management in modern corporate world is not just restricted to desktops. Moreover, not all content of an enterprise need to be secured, employees should pass through an identity check and receive authorisation before accessing certain crucial data from any device. So, one of the trending features is mobile content management (MCM). It is a set of technologies that is designed for mobile devices to secure privy business data. MCM is essentially required to enable cloud sharing among employees. It also helps to prevent illegitimate corporate data download on external devices.
  • Mobile App Management: Today, smartphone users have an access to a variety of apps. Undoubtedly, apps have made it much easier for people to carry out a variety of tasks such as shopping, hotel reservations, train and flight reservations, and even official work. So, most companies have their own business apps to help employees execute their tasks. Now, apps could be secured and managed using Mobile Application Management (MAM) software. This has a more specific approach towards mobilising and securing enterprise data compared to Mobile Device Management (MDM). For example, we all have our personal photos, music library and other stuffs in our phone. Now, with the MDM software, companies usually tend to control, secure, encrypt and lock the entire device. On the other hand, with the MAM software, companies get the flexibility to lock, control and secure only the specific applications which are related to the company’s business. The rest of the elements are free for the users to access without any security protocols.

 

 

Thus, these are the key features of enterprise mobility solutions which can help you run your business smoothly.

Mobile Web Development – How Responsive Websites Perform

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A recent study has shown that most people across the globe are using their mobile phones to access the Internet and do a lot of online activities. Almost 50% of Internet users from Asia and Africa are mobile users in contrast to 25% in the US. Mobile users are those who not only use smartphones and no desktop Internet. We can keep aside tablets from mobile device as a recent survey has shown that tablets fall under desktop category. The bottom line is that people who are primarily using handsets to access the Internet can be regarded as smart people. Can’t we?

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Before a mobile device can transmit or receive data, it has to establish a radio channel with the network. This can take several seconds. The best part is, if there is no data transmitted or received, after a timeout the channel will go idle, which requires a new channel to be established. This can obviously wreak havoc on your web page load times.

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On a typical United States desktop using WiFi, a request’s average round trip takes 50 milliseconds. On a mobile network, it’s over 300 milliseconds. This is as slow as old dial-up connections. Additionally, even WiFi is slower on handsets, thanks to antenna length and output power. This means you really need to prioritize performance as you optimize your site’s design for mobile devices.

Responsive Website Design

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If you start to develop or design workflow by thinking about any mobile web development project then think responsive first. It is time to avoid desktop version to catch hold of most online traffic. Reason is quite obvious. We have already discussed about it. Mobile Internet users are increasing alarmingly. So, to make websites viewed well from both desktops and mobile devices we have to opt for responsive website design.

You can start with creating a budget and set up a plan. You have to set a time-frame and monitor your project. Think of all possible methods which will help you to meet your goals not only on time but before time. Then you will get some buffer time to review your mobile website development project and do necessary changes if required.

Implementation Of Your Mobile Website Development Ideas

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As you implement your responsive web design, you will make choices about your content’s size as it is displayed to the user. It may be fluid, it may be fixed and change at certain breakpoints, or you may choose to simply not load certain assets at certain screen sizes. This is why it is important to make sure you are only loading the assets you truly need for a user.

One approach to consider is conditional loading. You may have heard the term “RESS” popping up lately, which is using responsive web design combined with server side detection. This takes into account what kind of device the user is on—screen size, touch capabilities and loads only the content that is necessary for that user to see. A tool like Adaptive Images, for example, detects your visitor’s screen size and automatically creates, caches, and delivers device appropriate re-scaled versions of your web page’s embedded HTML images.

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There are many more interesting and innovative ideas in your mind. Yes! I am sure about it. So, if you want to share your views and ideas you can use this blog as a platform and share your thoughts on mobile web development. Thank you.

Smart Tricks For Mobile Web Development

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First of all let me say that do not believe in posts which provide you tricks, including this one unless you are sure about the entire scenario. Each scenario is distinct and the tricks given to you might not work for you always. So, my suggestion would be that you read the posts and analyze before you take any judgement.

There is hell lot of things one must know about mobile web development. There are so many posts, articles and social media shares about the subject. How many have you read or understood? Don’t you think that most of them are really hard to understand? Hence, go for simple and smart ideas. The same is in the case for mobile website development.

 Keep Mobile Website Smart And Simple

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I would recommend you as a website developer you should start from a solid foundation. Always keep your data simple and smart, reduce your wastes and avoid using two elements where you can use one.

I know that the inner designer in you will shiver. But sometimes you have to take hard calls to make your website development projects unique. Use single image instead of a series of complicated CSS properties. Always remember that opacity and shadows hugely impact on performance. By removing the opacity you can go from 8 to 13 frames per second. Use simple images and check the size of your files before using them in a mobile website.

Experiment Is Good But Not With Quality

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Do not ever try to compromise with website quality. Be it design or be it content, try to keep them unique. Most importantly, your design should support the content and vice-versa. You can do a little bit experimentation with design, theme and animated elements. But do not try to make a mobile website too much heavy. After all, this is not a normal desktop version. We have to view the website in our smartphone.

Testing

I know you guys are experienced in developing smart mobile websites. But do you follow one simple step before you hand over the entire project to your client? Do you really do a quality check before making a website live? Yes! I am talking about testing. If you want you can consult with designers and content developers. I am sure with full coordination you developers can create wonders. Do remember that you are working on mobilizing website projects. Hence, your thought process and analysis should go in that direction.

Go Further

In case you want a mobile website look quite different from other mobile sites then you have to think innovative and do something really exceptional. Do research on all probable steps which can be taken to make a website smart. In simple words, you have to think beyond your capabilities. Then only you will get a product which is beyond your expectation.

Reduce Loading Time

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Make sure that all mobile sites developed by you have minimum load time. This irritates even when we visit a website in our smartphones. For example, you have to check an important information about something and inform to someone and you are running out of time. How will you feel? Think from an user’s perspective. Then only you can go ahead with your mobile web development projects smoothly.