5 Mobility Challenges Faced By Small Business
- 26 Sep, 2019
Small businesses have a limited budget! And, with limited human resources, they often back out from investing in risky ventures.
But several of their problems can be solved by mobility. Thanks to enterprise mobility, small businesses are now equipped with increased flexibility, availability, and agility.
Enterprise mobility is essential not only for productivity and employee satisfaction but also for the company’s bottom line.
Small-medium sized businesses are revamping their business model to empower employees through mobility solutions.
However, small enterprises face various challenges during the implementation of enterprise mobility.
Here are some of the mobility challenges faced by small business and how they can overcome them.
Security and compliance are the primary concerns of every enterprise. Due to ineffective security protocols, enterprises may face several security threats such as malware intrusion, data breaches, and ransomware attacks.
So, it is necessary to deliver user-friendly enterprise mobility application with high-end security system.
With enterprise mobility, security regulation compliance can get complicated. Failing to comply can result in hefty fines and exposure to multiple security threats.
To overcome this situation, organizations should employ advanced security protocols and adopt encryption and multi-factor authentication.
- Enterprise System Integration
Enterprises need multiple systems running in sync with each other for effective and automated workflows. To achieve this, multiple enterprise systems need to interconnect to share crucial data. Similarly, mobile devices must integrate seamlessly with complex business systems.
Failure of integration of the mobile device with a complex enterprise system can lead to “information silos.” It is a situation when essential information is available only on one device without being shared with the entire organization.
Therefore, enterprises need advanced applications that interact with several complex systems to streamline workflows and data processing across various parts of the network.
To overcome this challenge, enterprises need to employ cloud-based system integration.
The mobile applications need a cloud mediation layer for the execution of seamless data exchange across various apps and software.
- Application Development
The development of mobile apps is a complex task. Developers have to go through a long process of coding, compiling, testing, reviewing feedback, fixing bugs for developing exclusive business apps. Also, Android and iOS operating systems demand different apps.
Also, apps need to be continuously updated. The number of mobile apps on each device is increasing, and these apps have permissions to access users’ messages, contacts, location, network information, and camera.
The app permissions can be used by cybercriminals to have unauthorized access to the company’s network. This is why business leaders and developers should be cautious of these security loopholes.
Developers are asked to build native apps as they are more intuitive and feature-rich compared to hybrid apps. Also, clean and consistent user-interface for enterprise mobility apps should be developed.
As of today, mobility is essential, but tomorrow it will be a necessity. This technology is advancing so much quicker than the internet did. Therefore, it’s not anytime soon; you’ll see mobility coming to a halt.
So, keep these challenges in mind if you run a small business to increase the mobile-readiness of your enterprise.