This article is a summary of the original work, written by Jussi Mori and Christoph Müller for the SharePoint Kompendium print issue 4.14. This article is also related to our earlier post „The future of work is not the intranet„.


The APPocalypse is now! If you talk nowadays about the “Mobile Intranet”, you talk about accessing Intranet Websites from the comfort of your mobile phone. Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 France However nice this may be, it is only partly solving the needs of the end user. Mobile users would rather have access to say a mobile note board in SAP, or possibly see a list of all currently available meeting rooms on the floor they are on. The high acceptance of mobile devices and the still rather weak integration of those devices into the company’s Intranet, are leading dangerously to another domain of “shadow IT”. The repercussion of this is that true integration of mobile devices into Intranets will not be seen as an extension of their current system, but rather as a replacement of it. Todays Intranets are very good at building social connections, which display content in activity streams. However, activity streams are often perceived as unnecessary “noise”, that don’t appear to generate true value for the user. Calvin Klein Bragas Current Intranets are not very good at connecting data between different user applications. Adidas Ultra Boost Uncaged France There are still too many information silos at the heart of current Enterprises. Chaussures Adidas Ultra Boost Uncaged In the Intranet of the future, a user will store and receive information over different Enterprise Cloud Apps; the so called API economy. The Intranet of the future will also act as a “Service Layer”, whose role is to help the user to do his or her work independently, without location or platform restrictions. This means that future Intranet’s will not be perceived as an Intranets by the users, because they will “only” be consuming tailored services rather than raw data. For example a users could receive a ‘menu of the day’ tip from the cantina as they walk near by. 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The same services are also possible using standard desktop browser applications, but the small screen of the mobile phone is forcing the app designer to really focus in on what’s most important to the user, then applying that to the UX and UI features. Ropa Interior Calvin Klein Barata In the Enterprise mobility sector it is important to focus on solving specific business-critical problems, rather than following the classic informational displaying structures on a mobile device. Let’s look a bit on the “dark side” of mobiles in an enterprise today. Tangas Calvin Klein Baratos The high acceptance and distribution of mobile devices has lead to the existence of a “shadow IT” in many organisations. Many employees are using WhatsApp groups to talk about Business relevant topics. For the user this yields high benefits, but for the company, as it does not have access to all WhatsApp conversations between its employees, it has a blind spot! Another drawback is poor mobile integration to current IT systems. Today you would need to create a dedicated app for every Backend system available and providing a service. Sooner or later you would have an App overflow and the potential clutter of Information would be overwhelming. The annual hot topic is of course (always) Data Security. Recently, lively debating has been going on about data security in the cloud, and ultimately about safely consuming that data through mobile devices. This also means that in enterprise environments you would need to find the right balance between data security and seamless user experience. Most of today’s mobile services are cloud driven. As is often the case, organisations are still reluctant to rely fully on storing data in the cloud or a federation of cloud partner companies. Adidas Yeezy Boost Pas Cher It is still hard for companies to differentiate between private and corporate usage on a mobile device. Chaussures Adidas Ultra Boost Since mobile devices are usually very personal devices as well. Another consideration is around the hyper connectivity of employees. It’s much harder to switch off from work during free time, which is leading to raising stress levels and absences due to burnouts. Adidas Yeezy 350 Homme The mobile enterprise industry is still trying to find effective solutions to combat this serious issue. New standards need to be created that will enable secure and simple use of mobile devices within enterprises. From this you could create an integrated Resource Management system, which reaches outside the borders of the organisation. Yeezy Boost 350 Pas Cher Users can easily switch between private and corporate mobile device use. Business processes can be simplified and accelerated/optimised which will have a positive impact on the employee’s productivity as well as that of the whole enterprise. Adidas Ultra Boost Homme Pas Cher

Conclusion – Enterprise as a Service

To summarise, the above issues are relating to the impending demise of the current, classic mobile intranet of today, and will sooner or later be gone from our lives. Acheter Adidas Ultra Boost Future Intranet user will have a different relationship with ‘their’ dedicated Apps and services than we do now. Adidas Yeezy Pas Cher Homme Todays Intranet will be replaced by a Intelligent Service Layer, which will be providing and combining data to users in the right context at the right time. The outcome of a development like this is vast. It doesn’t matter what visions we are discussing today, the time of monolithic server-architecture has come to an end. Yeezy Boost 350 Pas Cher The Service-Layer we have been describing will make available one of the most positive and mind-blowing range of opportunities that business and technology will have witnessed. Architectural monsters like SharePoint 2013, (which is effectively capable of doing everything), will never be enough to fulfil all the requirements of the business and its employees. To make the first step into a service-oriented mobile era, it wont be enough to add some clever processes on top of an existing infrastructure. The explosive growth of mobile applications and the vast distribution of smart phones, as well as publicly available APIs, are showing us which direction the world of mobile IT is headed towards. An Intranet service layer is the next positive, logical milestone to be reached from these developments. Not a return to monolithic, complex multi-tier products.

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