Perhaps nothing in information technology offers a richer mix of expectation and disillusionment than the mobile enterprise. It’s become like the lover who keeps promising a long-term relationship but never commits.
Since workers became enamored with smartphones eight years ago, it has seemed obvious those devices will one day connect with the applications and data within the company’s fire-walled network. And that will happen. It just didn’t happen in 2014.
Mobile devices and the enterprise have yet to form a happy marriage. Despite significant advances this year, hurdles remain before the mobile enterprise can achieve the kind of speed, safety and productivity that office workers have come to expect from their network.