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Published on 1/2/18 10:00 AM

Mobile Technology Trends for 2018: Why You'll Need Mobile Device Management

The world of mobile technology is growing so fast that you've perhaps lost sight of what's needed to keep your business competitive. If you have yet to use any mobile solutions, it's time to think about the mobile trends on tap for the coming year. It's increasing so much, you're going to become overloaded without having some form of mobile device management.

Data movement management is also important to make sure your mobile data goes from one place to the other without being compromised.

So what can you look forward to using in mobile technology throughout 2018? Take a look at just a few upcoming things and how we can manage them here at RemoteRelief, Inc.


More VR and AR Apps

You're going to see more and more businesses start to use virtual reality and augmented reality in their mobile apps. This is an important trend because it shows you how personalized a lot of mobile marketing is going to become.

As a result, your employees may have to work with more visual and real-time technologies to make customer experiences more targeted.

The flow of data is going to become all the more important in these apps since it involves real-time data transfers from customers. When you interest customers in the moment with VR and AR, they're more apt to engage immediately. It means more customer data coming in, sometimes all at once.

At the same, you're going to need to manage the VR and AR technologies behind your apps. You'll want to make sure everything operates correctly 24/7, including keeping data safe when people buy from your retail store or restaurant.

Using More On-Demand Apps

If technology is going to disrupt how you use mobile devices, you're also going to see trends leaning toward on-demand app services. With more customers demanding quicker product deliveries and fast information, creating an on-demand app is going to become an essential.

No matter what industry you're in, providing services for on-the-go users can become very valuable. Those of you in the retail and restaurant industries could benefit from providing on-demand apps, especially with food deliveries.

Expect to take on major mobile management with apps like these. Inbound and outbound data would become intense, requiring superior data movement platforms.

More Use of The Internet of Things on Mobile

You're already seeing IoT integrating with mobile technology. Expect to see more of that, including mobile devices using IoT with wearables.

The benefits to this are numerous for your business. You and your employees can automate many things around your retail store or restaurant while not even being on-site.

Data movement and general mobile management are going to become all the more imperative here, especially if you have multiple stores or restaurant locations. Passing data from one place to the other could lead to errors if not properly routed or managed.

IoT is certainly advancing quickly, but managing all the data flow is still a major hurdle.

Further Embracing the "Bring Your Own Device" Model

Maybe your retail store or restaurant has already embraced BYOD. Perhaps you've held off, though 2018 is a good time to start. It's going to become a more popular trend since it helps speed up the app development process.

Part of this relates to the rise in hybrid apps that help turn a standard enterprise app into a mobile website. This can become beneficial to your team since it allows you to create apps at a cheaper cost.

BYOD can certainly save you money, yet managing who uses what device can become overwhelming. When you can outsource your mobile management to an expert team, you won't have to face making any mistakes.

Visit us at RemoteRelief, Inc. so we can take on managed mobility for your organization.


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Davis Pack
Author: Davis Pack
Davis is a North Carolina based creative who loves design and all things multi-media. You can usually find him running, coding, exploring the outdoors, or with his nose in a good book.

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