Enterprise Mobility 2017 – Moving from Chaos to Structure
Written by: Dewire Mobility TEam
February 09, 2017
Enterprise Mobility is hotter than ever, organizations are shifting from stationary to mobile work at a tremendous pace. This enables organizations to integrate and manage devices to the enterprise infrastructure and can bring great benefits when used correctly, such as higher employee productivity and satisfaction. It also supports organizations in planning, increasing effectiveness and to achieve missions and objectives. Reports have shown that more than 73 % of companies today are planning to mobilize their entire organization. This can provide great value for organizations given that the employees use devices and in an intended way.
Enterprise mobility has grown fast during 2016, but what we can see is that it for many organizations is happening in an unstructured way. It is easy to fall into the trap of selecting different mobile solutions for different needs without having an overall strategy for the Enterprise Mobility architecture. You may choose commercial-of-the-shelf solutions for some purposes, for example, Salesforce for your sales. For other purposes, you may choose to develop your own apps that fit your specific business needs. And for yet other purposes you may choose to use more or less free mobile solutions like sharing documents via Dropbox. Suddenly you look around in your organization and wonder how to manage this fragmented Enterprise Mobility solution landscape and how to handle e.g. security issues and BYOD challenges.
During 2017 we foresee that CIO:s will have these challenges high on their agenda and will start addressing it.
Our experience is that it is crucial for all organizations to
- Understand the mobile capabilities of their current IT landscape before expanding into new technological solutions.
- Identify the core need of mobility in work-related situations based on the organization's business goals and user needs, which always differs from one organization to another.
- Create a mobility strategy that guides your organization to a structured set of mobility solutions
Despite a large number of companies planning to mobilize their organization, the reality shows that most organizations prioritize delivering value to customers before improving internal IT infrastructure. And this is one of the (very understandable) core reasons that leads an unstructured Enterprise Mobility architecture. Nevertheless, mobility will be a requirement to get ahead in the increasingly competitive market. So…what to do?
The first step in preparing for a mobile future is to use experts that can guide your organization through the process by avoiding common complications that often arises when implementing mobile solutions. Specialists in mobility can implement a system that is easy to control and maintain and will take your enterprise to the next level, keeping structure and avoiding chaos.