Influence Of Technology-Organization-External Environment On Adoption Of Enterprise Mobility Management Solutions: A Case Of Organizations In Kenya.
The words on everybody’s lips in the enterprise world is ‘mobility’ but again the questions follow on how secure are we as we have data being accessed anywhere anytime. Gone are the days when information was on total lock down, and with Blackberry Enterprise Server (BES), enterprises were assured of secure data access mainly in emails. Next came Citrix who offered server virtualization and CIOs were all excited about enterprise mobility. The revolution came with the Apple iPhone and iPad and hot on their heels was Android and the age of Smartphones and mobility was overwhelming. This has brought about changes in the ICT arena and users are now demanding to be let off the least and no more ‘total lockdown’ as the BYOD phenomena has liberated them and telecommuting the order of the day. This has given rise to the Consumerization of Information Technology and this calls for better IT governance in order to ensure that employees are compliant to IS policies for the organization to function without falling into loopholes undermining the IS security. This research is aimed at discussing the options available for enterprises to realize mobility but at the same time being at the helm in controlling the same by use of Enterprise Mobility Management solutions. In conclusion, a recommendation of the best EMM solutions available in the industry and what options to look out for in the future.
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