A future full of possibilities and challenges
With the explosive growth in mobile, many software companies must revise their offerings to be mobile friendly. Those who are new to the scene are taking a “mobile first” approach instead of focusing on desktop computers. Mobility also paves the way for interoperable technology, allowing devices to interact with each other. These opportunities don’t come without challenges, of course. The explosion of device popularity—Nielsen reports the average American owns four digital devices—means people are more likely to carry sensitive data beyond the trusted confines of their workplaces and protective firewalls. Securing this data from afar has become a top industry priority. Mobility is not just about phones and tablets. True mobility means controlling Internet-connected devices from afar, whether it’s a consumer setting a DVR to record from a cell phone or a dockmaster controlling the unloading of a cargo ship using a tablet.