In industries like manufacturing, construction and logistics, there’s a long-standing perception that consumer smartphones aren’t tough enough for frontline use. But that’s now changing with the advent of ruggedized smartphones that comply with MIL-STD-810, the Department of Defense’s gold standard for mobile survivability and endurance.
With smartphones and tablets becoming the new enterprise endpoint, mobile application testing should move up the list of priorities for IT managers. The lessons we have collectively learned from dealing with Windows updates apply just as much for mobile devices. A strong update strategy involves rigorous testing, closely managing the update process, and ensuring excellent situational awareness and communications. Let’s dive into how to account for each of these requirements.