ICYMI: 50 Enterprise Mobility tips you should consider!


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Last weekend Rob Tiffany announced a fun but just as usefully 50 enterprise mobility tips twitter live stream. If you’re doubting how to address Enterprise Mobility in your company, these 50 pointers should give you a good start to feel comfortable and start embrace Enterprise Mobility.

I’ve tried hard to create my favorite top 5 Enterprise Mobility tips – but I didn’t make it…

  1. #EnterpriseMobility2015: 26/ Create a #mobile center of excellence to define governance & a matrix of supported devices.
  2. #EnterpriseMobility2015: 27/ If you don’t have an #EMM solution, start w/ Exchange Active Sync to enforce device policies & #security.
  3. #EnterpriseMobility2015: 32/ Prevent rogue apps from attacking devices, networks & servers via an #EMM solution w/ #app blacklisting.
  4. #EnterpriseMobility2015: 25/ Send #BYOD employees to Internet via separate Wi-Fi network versus giving direct access to internal servers.
  5. #EnterpriseMobility2015: 41/ Your #EMM must keep corporate apps & data separate from personal via containers or #MAM in #BYOD scenarios.
  6. #EnterpriseMobility2015: 33/ Rather than extending your entire network to mobile w/ VPN, publish services via a web gateway or the #cloud.
  7. #EnterpriseMobility2015: 50/ #EMM solutions that deliver conditional access to desired services like email motivates #BYOD users to enroll.

What strikes me about, and perhaps this is just it again not so remarkable is that most of the points are addressed with the Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS).

For those who don’t know Rob, he’s Global Technology Lead, Internet of Things and Enterprise Mobility for Microsoft. His role involves overseeing the architecture, development & deployment of many of the world’s largest mobile and wireless solutions for Fortune 100 companies. Rob is ranked in the Top 10 Internet of Things Influencer. So it seems that he understands when it comes to enterprise mobility and related subjects ;-)

In case you mist the live Twitter stream hereby I’ve collected all 50 tweets on a single page as reference.

#EnterpriseMobility2015: 1/ It’s time to migrate the millions of Win32 & Web 1.0 apps that currently run global business to #mobile.

#EnterpriseMobility2015: 2/ Migrate distributed broker technologies like CORBA, RMI, DCOM & RPC to REST or SOAP #APIs.

#EnterpriseMobility2015: 3/ Migrate Visual Basic, Delphi, PowerBuilder, JBuilder, & Visual Cafe Win32 apps to sandboxed #mobile apps.

#EnterpriseMobility2015: 4/ Migrate every large, complex, monolithic Win32 app to multiple, task-focused, single-purpose mobile #apps.

#EnterpriseMobility2015: 5/ Migrate Win32 apps only aware of their client/server database to #mobile apps aware of every device sensor.

#EnterpriseMobility2015: 6/ Migrate Win32 apps using local IPC to sandboxed #mobile apps that securely talk to each other via contracts.

#EnterpriseMobility2015: 7/ Migrate desktop #databases used by Win32 apps like FoxPro, dBase & Access to SQLite across all mobile devices.

#EnterpriseMobility2015: 8/ Migrate Win32 client/server #apps directly connected via ODBC, JDBC, ADO, & Net Listener to REST + JSON APIs.

#EnterpriseMobility2015: 9/ Migrate Win32 apps w/ tiny controls to #mobile apps that follow a touch-first paradigm w/ large UI elements.

#EnterpriseMobility2015: 10/ Migrate Win32 apps w/ busy, confusing screens to #mobile apps where screens focus on a single task or idea.

#EnterpriseMobility2015: 11/ Migrate Win32 apps that rely on client/server database logins to #mobile apps using enterprise directories.

#EnterpriseMobility2015: 12/ Mobile apps must prompt for enterprise credentials & provide their own #encryption for data at rest & transit.

#EnterpriseMobility2015: 13/ A mobile app must not assume platforms where it runs are encrypted, use VPN or require a PIN for #security.

#EnterpriseMobility2015: 14/ Migrate those #Web 1.0 Intranet apps using HTML 3.2 & JavaScript 1.3 to HTML5, CSS3 & ECMAScript5.

#EnterpriseMobility2015: 15/ Win32 mobile migration baby step: move codebase to #tablet, increase size of UI elements & go fullscreen.

#EnterpriseMobility2015: 16/ Replace wasteful, server round-trip #Web 1.0 apps built w/ Cold Fusion, CGI, ASP, Servlets, Perl & Livewire.

#EnterpriseMobility2015: 17/ Use of remote pixel projection technology to view Win32 apps on mobile is a poor #UX, interim workaround.

#EnterpriseMobility2015: 18/ Replace desktop-focused, #Web 1.0 apps w/ lightweight #MobileWeb apps using responsive web design #RWD.

#EnterpriseMobility2015: 19/ Intermittent wireless means apps follow offline sync patterns w/ #data prefetched via APIs & stored locally.

#EnterpriseMobility2015: 20/ WebViews w/ same perf as mobile browsers mean #web skills can be used to build cross-platform hybrid apps.

#EnterpriseMobility2015: 21/ Tools like Xamarin allow .NET & C# #developers repurpose skills for native cross-platform mobile development.

#EnterpriseMobility2015: 22/ Mobile-enable your backend business systems by wrapping them w/ REST + JSON #APIs accessable by any device.

#EnterpriseMobility2015: 23/ Bring web-scale to your backend business systems via adapters, replication, sharding, queuing & caching.

#EnterpriseMobility2015: 24/ #BYOD requires more bandwidth, higher Wi-Fi AP density, shorter DHCP leases & more Exchange + DNS servers.

#EnterpriseMobility2015: 25/ Send #BYOD employees to Internet via separate Wi-Fi network versus giving direct access to internal servers.

#EnterpriseMobility2015: 26/ Create a #mobile center of excellence to define governance & a matrix of supported devices.

#EnterpriseMobility2015: 27/ If you don’t have an #EMM solution, start w/ Exchange Active Sync to enforce device policies & #security.

#EnterpriseMobility2015: 28/ When ready to deploy apps or provision Wi-Fi, certs, VPN or email, get an #EMM solution to provide #MDM.

#EnterpriseMobility2015: 29/ Enforce policies on individual mobile apps via an #EMM solution w/ #MAM capabilities to prevent data leakage.

#EnterpriseMobility2015: 30/ To enforce security policies directly on data, get an #EMM solution w/ digital rights management.

#EnterpriseMobility2015: 31/ If moving to corporate-liable w/ low-cost devices, ensure security, manageability & perf on low-end hardware.

#EnterpriseMobility2015: 32/ Prevent rogue apps from attacking devices, networks & servers via an #EMM solution w/ #app blacklisting.

#EnterpriseMobility2015: 33/ Rather than extending your entire network to mobile w/ VPN, publish services via a web gateway or the #cloud.

#EnterpriseMobility2015: 34/ To deliver data from backend systems to any device, utilize mobile middleware solutions like MEAP or #mBaaS.

#EnterpriseMobility2015: 35/ Just like #IoT devices & sensors, mobile apps should send telemetry usage & error data to analytic systems.

#EnterpriseMobility2015: 36/ Use location, time, sensors, analytics & preferences to deliver #contextual experiences at the right moment.

#EnterpriseMobility2015: 37/ Apps should utilize Bluetooth 4 LE #beacons to deliver info & signposts to bridge physical & digital worlds.

#EnterpriseMobility2015: 38/ Your #MobileWeb apps must deliver the top 20% most contextually relevant info from your desktop website.

#EnterpriseMobility2015: 39/ #BYOD users moving from 1:1 computing to 5:1 mobility require enhanced infrastructure + #cloud workloads.

#EnterpriseMobility2015: 40/ Efficient app #code must reduce I/O, require fewer CPU cycles, minimize memory usage & not assume connectivity.

#EnterpriseMobility2015: 41/ Your #EMM must keep corporate apps & data separate from personal via containers or #MAM in #BYOD scenarios.

#EnterpriseMobility2015: 42/ Mobile middleware provides intelligent aggregation of backend #data & reduces duplication of field data entry.

#EnterpriseMobility2015: 43/ Mashup mobile apps + push notifications w/ #IoT + #M2M systems to deliver on actionable, analytic insights.

#EnterpriseMobility2015: 44/ Use OAuth w/ enterprise providers to secure cloud & on-premises #APIs so only valid users can access resources.

#EnterpriseMobility2015: 45/ Use Femtocells + mobile broadband routers to extend #wireless connectivity to employee worksites w/o coverage.

#EnterpriseMobility2015: 46/ In native & #MobileWeb apps, touchable #UI elements must be a finger-friendly 44 pixels wide x 44 pixels tall.

#EnterpriseMobility2015: 47/ Keep your #MobileWeb apps small & use compression since 74% of users leave sites that don’t load in 5 seconds.

#EnterpriseMobility2015: 48/ FYI: The mobile Internet communicates via REST, formats data w/ JSON & compresses everything w/ GZip/Deflate.

#EnterpriseMobility2015: 49/ Mobile users around the world are best served by globally-distributed #cloud services w/ low network latency.

#EnterpriseMobility2015: 50/ #EMM solutions that deliver conditional access to desired services like email motivates #BYOD users to enroll.

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