HTML5 and BYOD: How Apple drives enterprises to bring change with iOS 7
The enterprise is the place where ‘mobility’ is in full swing. With iOS 7, enterprise IT groups need to ensure if the new version improves its fit for business users.
Since iOS 7’s enhancements are aimed squarely at enterprises, developers need to put more efforts in their day-to-day jobs. Apple apparently dominates in the enterprise at the app level and this is what enterprise IT staff need to take into account in order to capitalize the mobility.
The magnitude and opportunity of iOS 7 will result in some major changes. Regardless of all the eye candy of refreshing colors and unique icons or buttons, the sweetness is in the OS and how enterprise IT staff can deal with information and apps. It’s needless to say that there are substantial benefits to quick adoption of iOS 7 for enterprise developers.
Here I’ve discussed what makes enterprises bring change with the advent of apple’s latest iOS 7.
The advent of iOS 7 and disruption in enterprises
Many industry professionals expect that iOS 7 that not only will be a critical move, but also the top notch smartphone OS in the enterprise for the coming years. Apple’s latest operating system incapacitates core-granular IT controls and access to corporate content together with enterprise single sign-on and per app VPN. Apple’s greater business management potential is the good news for the enterprise. But it also brings some consequences to present industry verticals.
In a nutshell, iOS 7 is more stable and superiorly secure for organizations which have to manage increasing BYOD (bring your own device) issues.
Additionally, iOS 7 will completely change the equation for mobile device management (MDM) vendors. The apps and data in those apps need to be controlled, not the entire device and that’s what MDM vendors have been waking up to.
Providentially, this strategy is embedded in iOS 7. However the question remains as to whether these vendors choose to contend against embedded, native capabilities or decide on less flattened pastures.
Enterprise mobility and HTML5
In the current scenario, developers can either develop a native app (as in Android or iOS) or try to work in more open standards like HTML 5, for an instance, which is supposed to cut across platforms, to offer content or functionality on a mobile device. In fact, apple’s new OS provides an extensive range of options for corporate, which might also have important relevance to business users.
When iOS 7 is undoubtedly the latest and largest entry in the mobile world, apple’s rival including Google and Nokia are geared up already.
With all this, the opportunities for HTML5 turning into the one technology to rule them all look gloomy. Mobile Web apps remain out of the way but a few of the capabilities open to native apps. The gap is only going to increase with the growing number of APIs. In this battle of technology and advancement, it’s difficult for standards bodies to compete with a pacesetter like Apple.
Don’t assume that HTML5 no longer holds its importance; it still has its own place - specifically for content-driven apps. But where feature-richness, user experience, security and performance are concerned, that place seems likely to remain far-off.
iOS 7 and Enterprise Mobility Strategies
Users want more specific apps nowadays on their mobile devices that will perform a specific set of tasks unlike baggy monsters prized apps with a chunk of capabilities. With the upturn in mobile computing and growing trend of bring-your-own-device (BYOD), enterprises have to put new mobile strategies into practice.
Here are the facts that make enterprises rethink with Apple's latest:
1) Completely Redesigned User Interface
Unlike iOS 6, iOS 7 will have a huge impact on existing apps and hence enterprises have to put a lot of effort into optimization. Previous versions of apps will show major differences in text and image rendering which has to be considered; and therefore, organizations must develop OS 7-Ready business apps.
2) Cutthroat competition
In the present competitive market, savvy companies will have to develop apps that provide great user experiences, whether for their worn employees, clients or both. iOS 7 brings many opportunities for enterprises and allows businesses to gain maximum benefit in tight markets.
3) The game is still ON
Advancement and updates are never going to halt in the legacy application world. Enterprises will often encounter with regular OS upgrades in the mobile platform wars. To pull through the enterprise mobility race, businesses have to be ready for anything.
All in all, iOS 7 gives organizations an opportunity to develop revolutionary apps paying attention to both clients and the enterprise. You can also learn more about how BYOD benefits businesses.
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