Organizations are realizing the benefits of deploying custom applications for workers and potential customers alike. More employees are working from home as well. Mobile workers make up nearly one-third of the workforce in the U.S., the U.K., France and Germany, according to a recent survey published by Strategy Analytics. The trend seen in enterprises toward a diverse smartphone environment will continue to grow. Businesses will want to take advantage of that new work atmosphere to foster productivity, and custom software development can help.
"The continued growth of business mobile devices, BYOD, cloud, security, and business applications and contents will continue to drive the growth of the enterprise mobility market moving forward," said Gina Luk, senior analyst of mobile workforce strategies at Strategy Analytics.
Here are three strategies for custom app deployment so that your business can take advantage of the many benefits apps have to offer:
1. Decide which platforms you want your app to work on
It's crucial for businesses to make sure apps work well with the devices and operating systems deemed important by IT managers. According to RCR Wireless contributor Dan Meyer, watching for shifts in popularity among devices and OSs can help your business be proactive in app development and can be good for your budget in the long run. Building an app once for all platforms will cost less money down the road than it would to build a new version for every OS that comes along.
2. Revisit your BYOD policy
In order to take advantage of the productivity benefits of custom apps, companies need to have a good bring-your-own-device policy in place. Be sure to take into account what kinds of devices your workers will need for their mobile apps and create a security strategy.
3. Utilize the tools available to you
Mobile application development can offer many benefits to organizations that choose to implement this kind of solution. Managed IT services like the ones offered by Pinnacle, an Advanced Imaging Solutions company, can help businesses take a look at the processes that would most benefit from the implementation of custom applications. After all, mobile apps aren't going away anytime soon, so companies should be thinking of ways to integrate them into their business processes.
Contact the managed IT services experts at Pinnacle today to find out what kind of custom app solution is best for your business.