Mobilizing an organization is not a new topic anymore; all over the world one can see different levels of mobility adoption. Starting as simple as having mobile phones to just use voice capabilities, to providing wireless access to laptops and mobile devices at corporate or education campuses, or to even a little more advance as to access to corporate email to finally arriving to mobilizing formerly central applications, like financial information, customer relationship management, human resources and others.
When an organization decides to start adopting mobility; multiple topics begin appearing and those can be overwhelming. Questions like: where to start?, what to provide?, should we allow BOYD?, how to deal with security?, how to manage privacy?, what infrastructure to provide?, what area to mobilize first? And many others.
I have been participating in Mobility events in the US and companies keep asking these questions. Some organizations that were early adopters struggled in their mobility efforts in the beginning; some of them relied on different vendors to help them. Others have decided to wait and just start in specific areas and finally a third group is just starting trying to navigate this maze.
However there might be some organizations that are still asking the first question: why to start a mobility initiative? Here are some Enterprise Mobility Achieved/Expected Benefits compiled by IDC Research:
- 86% Improved Productivity
- 85% Increased efficiency
- 84% Improved Customer Support
- 80% Increased Competitive Advantage
- 79% More informed decision making
In this environment, and now with the complexity of the mobility landscape even higher; SAP and AT&T have joined forces to help organizations navigate this complexity and take a business approach to streamline the decision process and provide clarity.
Instead of focusing in specific technology components, such as infrastructure, device management or a particular solution; SAP and AT&T are looking at where an organization can get the highest benefit from leveraging mobility, building a clear road map based on value and business impact. And just then going backwards to figuring out what are the components of that solution.
Take a look at this presentation shared across the US by SAP & AT&T where you can see in more detail how these two companies are coming together to help you.
Finally, I am very interested in hearing from you at what stage of your mobility journey you are at. Please share here what are you doing, at what stage are you, or any other topic/concern you might have around Mobility. Thanks!