Today, corporate teams – primarily geographically dispersed and remote teams encounter several challenges to streamline their workflows and optimizing collaboration. Mobility solutions and collaboration software can help start-ups as well as well-established enterprises.
Today, innovative technologies are a vital tool for MSMEs to bring efficiencies and a higher degree of standardization. MSMEs have actively utilizing these mobility solutions to operate in the market on the global front. Most of the MSMEs, Fin-tech, etc., are relying on integrated mobility solutions like collaborative software, cloud computing, social media, analytics, and more. These integrated mobility solutions help MSMEs to flourish based on innovation and automation across the market segments, including IT, Pharmaceuticals, Manufacturing, Biotechnology, Electronics, etc.
“As per Marketsandmarkets.com, by the year 2024, the market for enterprise collaboration will be worth $48.1 billion. Additionally, grand view research advices that the team collaboration and market size software in 2017 were calculated as USD 8.19 billion. From 2018 to 2025, it is predicted to boost at a CAGR beyond 9%.”
There is an excellent potential for mobility solutions to help MSMEs build up a working culture feasible for employees as well as businesses. Such solutions allow data transformation whenever and wherever businesses and workforces need to access it. Employees in the corporate world today are getting digital by accessing applications, corporate data, and services remotely.
MSMEs have an IT team outside their datacenter at several remote locations or office branches. The inability to share or access official information in need drastically impacts the business in different ways like supply chain schedules, new sales, customer satisfaction, and product development. It often leads employees to carry their own devices to workplaces, acquires non-sanctioned IT cloud services, and generally both.
Consequently, corporate data is getting actively distributed. Business content is shared amongst several devices, clients, colleagues, partners, via personal or corporate devices. Mobility solutions such as cloud services can help to share files, and transfer bulk data are ubiquitous in modern organizational settings.
More than just accessing and sharing data, mobility solutions can provide broad collaboration, content creation software, real-time communication, tasks manager, and much more within businesses. It empowers MSMEs to manage meetings, calls, content creation, sharing of documents altogether with a single solution to optimize efficiency and ease of operations. The mobility solutions not just facilitate productivity but also offer a workaround for restrictions and challenges like file transfer size with corporate VPN access.
IT struggles with a grim decision, which is to permit or deny. Blocking services such as cloud and BYOD may result in shadow IT – which is not a good thing for businesses and IT. It slightly enhances the risks of corporate data loss, theft, and security breach. Storage of corporate data in unsanctioned devices, clouds, or applications by the end-user puts the data out of the corporate IT control and governance. In this condition, information, management, and security policies cannot be enforced. Such corporate files and data become orphaned after the custodian (employee) of this data quit the company. What happens to the data in this case? It may end up getting into the wrong hands or to the competitors with an employee.
Progressively, IT organizations are permitting BYOD and cloud services on their rapports – recollecting centralized control and visibility. Smart IT firms are authorizing BYOD and cloud services utility but in a very agile, cost-effective, and secure way. Subsequently, it creates a win-win scenario where the workforce can utilize data to mobilize the business, and IT allows MSMEs flexibility by mitigating jeopardy and security events.
MSMEs should leverage a hybrid cloud solution that works effortlessly across public and private cloud infrastructure. As the expansion of public cloud services continues, most businesses are inclined to adopting a hybrid cloud for security, performance, risks, compliance, and jurisdiction reasons.
Research by IDC reveals that top use cases for hybrid cloud involve archiving, backup, public cloud recovery, alliance, disaster management, and cloud bursting. A hybrid cloud delivers secure, enterprise-level cloud-based services to the organizations while allowing their users to access services like synchronization and file sharing. The service architecture needs to have international access topology with support for the dissemination of geographical data dispersal. Moreover, the capability to abstract data from underlying applications is also crucial.
At the object level, features including content tagging, encryption, efficient storage, automation rules, advanced metadata management, and intelligent search are paramount to allow adequate data handling, which results in optimized business visibility, cost-efficiency, security, and agility. Mobility solutions are a new trend in the corporate to promote gig economy culture as well because the present and next working generation of millennials would prefer a flexible working atmosphere
Corporates are molding their work culture, and data mobility is the prime aspect that is accelerating the pace of the enterprise collaboration market. The industry facts support this notion as the market revenue is expected to reach $31.74 billion in 2018 and is estimated to touch $53.83 billion by 2023, at a CAGR of 11.15% during the forecast period 2018-2023, according to Globenewswire.com.
MSMEs would have to change their way of conducting business over the years. They are required to get re-organized, to accomplish the task by utilization of digitalization and deliver task efficiently without any security issues. Thus, leveraging mobility solutions for MSMEs is ideal for the envisioned business process.
By Sameer Wadhwa, Vice President – Digital Consulting and Client Success, Visionet India