Mobile platforms and the internet have brought about massive potential and real value to many companies. This evolution has made mobile enterprise systems an essential business function, becoming a top priority for any company serious about its growth.
The ability of mobile technology to improve productivity and efficiency and drive greater ROI is contributing to a spike in its growth, with the mobile enterprise apps market expected to grow to US$98.03 billion by 2021 from US$48.24 billion in 2016.
The current year sees important mobile enterprise data trends and concerns. Here are the top elements to prepare for today and in the years to come.
1. The continued growth of IoT
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a broad term that refers to the large connection of devices to the Internet. This includes mechanical and digital machines, computing devices, and even people. Its implementation across multiple industries is occurring at an exponential rate, due in part to the declining connection costs of broadband internet and the increasing number of WiFi-supported devices.
As IoT continues to permeate every facet of mobile enterprise data, cyber security should remain a focus. Security needs to be a priority for enterprises preparing to make the most of IoT due to the following reasons:
- Increased adoption: The plummeting cost of technology and increased smartphone penetration will contribute to mobile enterprise data increasingly adopting IoT. And more users mean an increase in data volume and complexity, making security even more challenging.
- Increased data flow: The exponential growth of IoT will see businesses adopt more IoT devices to enable seamless data sharing and information collection. Heightened data movement requires improved data security measures.
Security requirements for mobile enterprises need to address the potential for physical, network, software, and encryption attacks. With no standardization in (Read more...)
*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from The State of Security authored by Tripwire Guest Authors. Read the original post at: https://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/security-data-protection/5-mobile-enterprise-data-concerns-prepare-now/