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It is clear that bring your own device (BYOD) and consumerization of IT in the enterprise (CITE) are creating complexity in the enterprise, but embracing the change leads to more productive mobile workers as well as better communications with employees, partners, customers, and consumers. However, getting an enterprise to accelerate the mobile web requires serious thought about what tools an enterprise will need to successfully navigate the waters of enterprise mobility.
As a first step, companies need to think about their mobile worker populations and make decisions about their corporate control and management of the device platform and responsibility for managing and securing the corporate footprint of information (apps, data, and content) on a BYOD. Either way, given the increasing amount of sensitive data being accessed on mobile devices, security is a key consideration that should be evaluated — ideally before any applications are rolled out.
Next, an organization needs to assess its mobile application requirements. Again, this calls for an evaluation of the mobile force and deciding on applications and content requirements for the worker groups including process and productivity applications. For a consumer-facing company, this needs assessment may also include consumer mobile applications. Given the range of mobile applications any one company might be looking to deploy, evaluating a flexible platform that offers the ability to build a range of application types (B2C, B2B, B2E) and architectures (native, hybrid, Web, etc.) makes sense. This platform needs to offer a streamlined way to integrate with a variety of back-end systems as well as next-generation front end to create compelling experience. In addition to custom applications, many companies seek ready to go mobile applications that offer 80% of the functionality they need out of the box and the ability to customize the rest. Finally, enterprises need a streamlined way to configure, deploy, and manage these applications after deployment. Customizable mobile enterprise application stores and integrated mobile application management offerings are two increasingly popular ways to handle this need.
MoNimbus attempt to do both i.e. providing a platform that embraces mobiles, social and cloud and also ready-made applications that can be customized and personalized for the desired experience.


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The IT transition to cloud/mobile/social has entrepreneurs and investors salivating, while providing Enterprise IT and business users with three factors to consider:
• newer opportunities
• better options
• reduced costs
Nevertheless, enterprise technology faces an incredibly complex series of challenges and opportunities:
The Rental Economy. The operational savings and speed presented by Cloud and SaaS technologies are changing how we pay for IT. Why invest when you can rent? This is a good thing, as resources will be used more efficiently. But it poses challenges for infrastructure technology vendors and professional service players. They need to change business models. App and platform makers like MoNimbus could even take care of the infrastructure.
BYOD and CITE. Enterprise IT managers are being forced to cope with a new model of IT, with the advent of business users Bringing Their Own Devices and Consumerization of IT (with applications being downloaded for sheer delight and experience). The classic enterprise software license that they are used to are a few apps away from oblivion.
User Experience – Consumers long used to the consumer mobile devices that sport sharp colors, strong resolution, use of the mobile features such as high resolution two way camera, , touch screens, two touch zoom able user interfaces all of which that transform the viewing and user experience of consumer applications are in no way ready to go back to boring UI of existing web applications. They want applications that leverage power of the mobile, leveraging the context based on location, leveraging the collaborative features of mobile, leveraging the integrated social media, and available anytime anywhere on the cloud.
MoNimbus meets all of these challenges with a mobile cloud platform and business applications with next generation experience.


In the late 90’s the Internet boom gave way to scaled Physical data centers housing thousands of servers. In the past years they have given way to virtualization leading to increased CPU utilization and efficiency, rationalization of costs of storage, rack space and labor costs. The reduction of physical infrastructure has resulted in a larger benefit of mobility of the enterprise.

Virtualization has paved the way to cloud deployment. Moving to cloud is a business decision based on a modular, efficient, scalable platform delivering an on-demand self service user experience. The Promise is of lower costs and move to a newer business model.

Enterprises moving to cloud in addition to business benefits will have the added advantage of increased mobility and scale at any time. This scale factor coupled with the BYOD phenomenon implies growth of mobile end points – fones, tablets etc, and extension of services to all of them. Enterprise IT has to deal with the compressed time to provision and deploy new applications services across all of these end points. The challenge is to accelerate adoption of the mobile web of applications and services within the enterprises i.e of scale. Another important challenge is to introduce a level of experience that comes with the mobile enterprise.

MoNimbus™ is geared to meet the challenges of Scale and Experience with its cloud based mobile enterprise application platform and applications.



Gartner Predicts by 2017, Half of Employers will Require Employees to Supply Their Own Device for Work Purposes
May 3, 2013
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Enterprises That Offer Only Corporate-Liable Programs Will Soon Be the Exception

As enterprise bring your own device (BYOD) programs continue to become more commonplace, 38 percent of companies expect to stop providing devices to workers by 2016, according to a global survey of CIOs by Gartner, Inc.’s Executive Programs

“BYOD strategies are the most radical change to the economics and the culture of client computing in business in decades,” said David Willis, vice president and distinguished analyst at Gartner. “The benefits of BYOD include creating new mobile workforce opportunities, increasing employee satisfaction, and reducing or avoiding costs.”

Gartner defines a BYOD strategy as an alternative strategy that allows employees, business partners and other users to use a personally selected and purchased client device to execute enterprise applications and access data. It typically spans smartphones and tablets, but the strategy may also be used for PCs. It may or may not include a subsidy.

BYOD drives innovation for CIOs and the business by increasing the number of mobile application users in the workforce. Rolling out applications throughout the workforce presents myriad new opportunities beyond traditional mobile email and communications. Applications such as time sheets, punch lists, site check-in/check-out, and employee self-service HR applications are just a few examples. Expanding access and driving innovation will ultimately be the legacy of the BYOD phenomenon.

“However, the business case for BYOD needs to be better evaluated,” said Mr. Willis. “Most leaders do not understand the benefits, and only 22 percent believe they have made a strong business case. Like other elements of the Nexus of Forces (cloud, mobile, social and information), mobile initiatives are often exploratory and may not have a clearly defined and quantifiable goal, making IT planners uncomfortable. If you are offering BYOD, take advantage of the opportunity to show the rest of the organization the benefits it will bring to them and to the business.”

While BYOD is occurring in companies and governments of all sizes, it is most prevalent in midsize and large organizations ($500 million to $5 billion in revenue, with 2,500 to 5,000 employees). BYOD also permits smaller companies to go mobile without a huge device and service investment. Adoption varies widely across the globe. Companies in the United States are twice as likely to allow BYOD as those in Europe, where BYOD has the lowest adoption of all the regions. In contrast, employees in India, China and Brazil are most likely to be using a personal device, typically a standard mobile phone, at work.

How a well-managed BYOD program subsidizes the use of a personal device is critical, and can dramatically change the economics. Today, roughly half of BYOD programs provide a partial reimbursement, and full reimbursement for all costs will become rare. Gartner believes that coupling the effect of mass market adoption with the steady declines in carrier fees, employers will gradually reduce their subsidies and as the number of workers using mobile devices expands, those who receive no subsidy whatsoever will grow.

“The enterprise should subsidize only the service plan on a smartphone,” said Mr. Willis. “What happens if you buy a device for an employee and they leave the job a month later? How are you going to settle up? Better to keep it simple. The employee owns the device, and the company helps to cover usage costs.

BYOD does increase risks and changes expectations for CIOs. Unsurprisingly, security is the top concern for BYOD. The risk of data leakage on mobile platforms is particularly acute. Some mobile devices are designed to share data in the cloud and have no general purpose file system for applications to share, increasing the potential for data to be easily duplicated between applications and moved between applications and the cloud.

However, in general, IT is catching up to the phenomenon of BYOD. More than half of organizations rate themselves high in security of corporate data for enterprise-owned mobile devices. This new confidence in the security posture to support BYOD is a reflection of more-mature tools and processes that address myriad needs in the security area.

“We’re finally reaching the point where IT officially recognizes what has always been going on: People use their business device for nonwork purposes,” said Mr. Willis. “They often use a personal device in business. Once you realize that, you’ll understand you need to protect data in another way besides locking down the full device. It is essential that IT specify which platforms will be supported and how; what service levels a user should expect; what the user’s own responsibilities and risks are; who qualifies; and that IT provides guidelines for employees purchasing a personal device for use at work, such as minimum requirements for operating systems.”

More detailed analysis is available in the report “Bring Your Own Device: The Facts and the Future.” The report is available on Gartner’s website at http://www.gartner.com/resId=2422315.

Mr. Willis will provide additional analysis during the Gartner webinar, “Bring Your Own Device Program Best Practices (BYOD)” on May 2 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. EDT. To register for this complimentary webinar, please visit http://my.gartner.com/portal/server.pt?open=512&objID=202&mode=2&PageID=5553&ref=webinar-rss&resId=2392315&srcId=1-2994690285.
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Janessa Rivera
Gartner

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Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) is the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company. Gartner delivers the technology-related insight necessary for its clients to make the right decisions, every day. From CIOs and senior IT leaders in corporations and government agencies, to business leaders in high-tech and telecom enterprises and professional services firms, to technology investors, Gartner is the valuable partner in over 13,000 distinct organizations. Through the resources of Gartner Research, Gartner Executive Programs, Gartner Consulting and Gartner Events, Gartner works with every client to research, analyze and interpret the business of IT within the context of their individual role. Founded in 1979, Gartner is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, U.S.A., and has 5,500 associates, including 1,400 research analysts and consultants, and clients in 85 countries. For more information, visit www.gartner.com.

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logowhiteBYOD is on with Enterprises
Whether or not employees will bring their own devices (tablets, smartphones) to work is no longer in doubt, it is a fact of corporate life. Up to 17% of the worldwide workforce uses their own device at work now and that trend will only increase. Employees prefer the flexibility it provides them, allowing them to be more responsive to customers and helping the Enterprise be more profitable, as well as more efficiently address their own needs for personal applications. What’s more, employees want continuity of device, phone number, and platform to follow them even if they change jobs.
Adopting a mobility and BYOD strategy enables enterprises to not only enhance employee satisfaction, but also improve marketing and service provisioning in order to offer additional value to customers
In order to take full advantage of the BYOD mobile solution opportunity CIOs need to be thinking of 2 critical IT imperatives:
• End to end Network Security
o The ability to extend network security across the entire network and provide an absolutely secure network connection
• Device Management & Data Security
o The ability to isolate or “sandbox” personal applications from enterprise applications on the employee device
o The ability to remotely register, manage, decommission and wipe devices during their lifecycle at the company
After securing the enterprise comes the hard part of making enterprises productive with next generation applications based on a next generation platform of mobile, social and cloud. The single most important initiative then becomes:
• Application deployment in the mobile office
o Provide for secure, authorization, distribution, management and access of enterprise applications (e.g. CRM, ERP) on mobile devices

This is where MoNimbus™ comes in with its platform for next generation applications and a full business suite of mobile., social and cloud ready applications e.g. mCRM™. Check www.monimbus.com


tedious work of mobile applicaiton developmentBYOD (bring your own device) is driving mobile mobile investments within enterprises. Enterprise IT is looking for ways to move to mobile applications, as well as manage and secure them.

Statistics bear out the on-going explosion in IT mobile investments. One study from McKinsey & Co. predicts spending on mobile could reach $130 billion by 2015.

Enterprises are looking for a whole range of capabilities to extract great value across the whole mobile application life-cycle, both ready made and transformation of existing valuable enterprise resources.

MoNimbus focuses on easy transition from traditional enterprise environments to mobile, social, cloud environment.

In specific, MoNimbus has ready to go functional mobile applications as well as needed integrations through the MoNimbus platform to connect mobile users with valuable enterprise and cloud resources.