With the proliferation of mobile technology, there is an increasing convergence of computers and telecommunication devices along with numerous applications traditionally accessed through computers. This convergence is the primary driving force behind the e-Mobility trend. Mobile banking, entertainment, and marketing are increasingly shaping the business paradigm shift to e-Mobility among enterprises.
As the "mobilization" of enterprises grows from simple independent applications to more complex processes, a host of new challenges emerge.
Enterprises deliver mobility today in a highly dynamic and fragmented world, that is, there are multiple devices, phone numbers, mailboxes, and security procedures, along with device-dependent interfaces and disjointed communication applications (such as telephony, e-mail, IM, and conferencing). This fragmented nature leads to a myriad of complexities in functionality and raises questions about data security.
Another area of concern is the highly distributed and varied back-end system that is pervasive in enterprises. There is a clear need for a heterogeneous multiprocessing architecture that can interact continuously with the environment while simultaneously enabling a smooth transfer and management of large amounts of data in a secure manner. A strong
that integrates wireless networks and linkages with the back end is also necessary to address the diverse needs of this market.
'Going - mobile' sure is a right move to stay ahead of the race. At the same time, enterprises can reap the rewards of 'going-mobile' only if these teething issues are duly addressed.