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Mobility the key trend for most businesses to consider

Cindy Cheng, ​Sr. Director of Marketing Communications, EMEA, Appian
August 1, 2013

Technology that companies can utilize is growing at such a fast pace that investing in the most sustainable solution is key. Cloud computing, unified communications and virtualization IT trends are all exploding, but in order to find the productivity-enhancing, cost-efficiency tool that is right for a company's operational demands, many are turning to mobility.

Mobile trends are helping firms optimize workflow and embrace several employee benefits that increase job satisfaction and productivity. Mobility and the related trends of BYOD and remote working are being driven by increasingly powerful smartphones and tablets that don't just augment the role that computers play within enterprises, but replace them. Additionally, the increasing popularity of mobile devices and consumer demand for them is providing businesses with a cost-effective way to embrace new technologies without spending extra money on the technology itself.

However, understanding the business mobility trend and being able to embrace it are two different things, and in order to be prepared for the change that embracing mobile processes will bring, a company needs to have the right support systems in place, such as mobile BPM software.

According to an infographic published on Business 2 Community by, mobile internet usage will overtake desktop internet usage by 2014. Additionally 91 percent of adults already keep their mobile phone within arms reach 24/7. The global mobile market is expected to reach $22 billion by 2016, up from $3.4 billion in 2010, while nearly one billion handsets are expected to sell in 2013 alone. These statistics focus on smartphones alone as well, while tablets are expected to outsell desktop and laptop computers this year.

The use of mobile devices in the workplace and at home to perform job-related tasks delivers several benefits to any business and its employees. The integration of mobile business process management software provides a strong foundation for those uses by ensuring that professionals have access to key data, events and tasks and are able to do their work in a timely manner on their devices. Rather than utilizing consumer apps or less-secure methods to perform business processes, employees will be utilizing optimized tools for collaboration, task approval and the other key operations they perform on these devices.

With the explosion of enterprise mobility, security is a top concern for many firms, and the utilization of a leading solution such asAppian BPM software will eliminate risk and provide the support needed to embrace this productive trend.

Cindy Cheng

Director of Product Marketing