Challenge #1: Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
In every line of business, employees are bringing their own smartphones and tablets to the workplace and they expect to be able to use them to access your business applications and get their work done.
However, according to a survey by Credant Technologies "Every six months, Londoners lose around 60,000 mobile phones in taxis".
This means that BYOD presents a challenge not only in terms of your enterprise applications, which need to support multiple devices, but also an incredible security issue - your people are walking around with enterprise data in their pockets!
In 2012, CIOs will be asked to come up with solutions that can keep data under control while still providing employees the flexibility to access it from their own devices!
Challenge #2: Mobile Apps
The mobile hype promises productivity improvements through the use of capabilities available on mobile devices, like geo-location or the embedded camera.
Designing and deploying these apps will sit on the shoulders of the CIO and in most cases requires integration with legacy systems [...]
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