Will business technology deliver its promise in 2018? It’s that time of year again: where we take stock of what 2017 has presented us with and think about what might be in store over the next 12 months. Google’s 2017 in search data revealed “how” was the most popular type of question asked by internet users, as people looked for answers on how to offer help and make a difference. It’s been a turbulent year for many, and not just thanks to extreme weather.
Meanwhile, in the business technology world, the promise of AI, 5G, enterprise IoT and the end of desk-based working has, at least, provided us with a sense of steady progress.
This year, we surveyed 500 senior business decision makers in UK companies to find out just how mobile their businesses are. While 88 percent permitted mobile working, many staff in operations roles such as HR, customer service reps and production staff rely on systems which leave them oftentimes chained to their desks with little chance of performing job functions from a mobile.
The data highlighted a growing need for companies to adopt a simple solution, such as our Mobile Application Generator, to improve efficiency and workflow for employees who rely on computers to access business systems. 2018 should bring with it an increase in awareness of mobile ERP solutions so that all employees can enjoy some level of quick and easy access to core functions relevant to their job from any mobile device.
We thought we’d do predictions a little different this year. We spoke to several industry experts, from both within and outside the company, to get their hot take on which technology will propel businesses forward over the coming months. Here’s what they had to say:
Steve Brooks, Editor, Enterprise Times