Enterprise mobility management (EMM) is a rapidly growing and evolving market in the IT industry. Microsoft reflects on what changed in cloud computing in 2015, and what EMM has coming in 2016. With new devices like the Surface Book, Surface Pro 4, along with the release of Windows 10, EMM has all the tools needed to move to the cloud.
The ongoing cyber security attacks against companies and Microsoft’s own efforts in disrupting security threats, makes online security the number one priority for all companies. Microsoft’s Brad Anderson, Corporate Vice President, Enterprise Client & Mobility, commented on the ever-growing importance of security:
“With the increasing frequency and severity of cybercrime, securing company data continues to be a paramount concern for IT. While security has always been a centerpiece of IT strategy, the accountability for securing company assets has become even more visible at the CEO and Board level. Now organizations are looking for solutions that span left-to-right across their on-prem assets, cloud assets, and mobile experiences – and this emphasis will only increase in 2016.”
Anderson also sees that more and more customers are pushing companies to the cloud. More and more people are relying on the cloud to collaborate on projects in the always-connected world with Office 2016. Office 365 is a perfect example of how users collaborate online to get work done while also providing safeguards to keep data safe. Microsoft’s recent partnership with HPE shows that it knows the importance of mobile-first, cloud-first computing world.