Mobility has changed the way businesses interact with their key stakeholders. While enterprise mobility is becoming a necessary organisational strategy, companies are finding it challenging to implement this across the board. Here are a few things to keep in mind while rolling out a mobility strategy in your organisation.
ALWAYS KEEP THE BIG PICTURE IN MIND
Understand what you want your end goal to be in terms of business outcomes. Switching to mobility is a change that involves a considerable paradigm shift, and it is important that the change takes place smoothly. It is important to understand how your key stakeholders interface with your business and consume your business products and services, and then, understand whether mobility will give you opportunities best befitting the consumption as above.
IDENTIFYING THE APPROPRIATE APPROACH
There are three basic approaches to building a mobile app – mobile, native or hybrid apps. Deciding upon which one works best will help in the transition better. For instance if you’re taking your first step into the world of mobile, responsive websites are perhaps a better bet. While native mobile apps are custom made, they are lot more dynamic and engaging. Hybrid Apps are a combination of native apps and mobile sites. Click here to see a short presentation on the different types of mobile apps and what perhaps will work best for your organisation. (Link to our PPT on mobile apps)
ENSURING CONTINUOUS APPLICATION DELIVERY
It is important to understand that the mobile is a device that offers frequent updates that are consistent, for the end user. Mobility will, therefore, require a good number of revisions, shorter development cycles and support across a range of mobile platforms. An organisation should have specialised personnel and technology infrastructure to develop the tools that can help make this transition better.
If your enterprise generates large amounts of data, building a mobile infrastructure around your existing data capabilities is critical. It is important to understand how your key stakeholders interact with their mobile devices and ensure that they have access to the data they require. Through mobile applications data can be delivered anywhere & anytime thereby resulting in increased productivity and operational efficiency.
RELY ON AN END-TO-END SECURITY STRATEGY
As the workforce becomes mobile, it is more challenging for organisations to secure their data. Taking appropriate security measures is critical while implementing a mobile strategy. It is important to allow employees to access data when they need it, while not allowing them to store in their devices. While empowering workers to get the most out of their devices and applications, appropriate policies and security solutions should be enforced for users, applications and devices respectively. Remote access for authorized users, encrypting information, data leakage protection, identity and access management, policy management and compliance reporting are some of the key security measures enterprises should adopt.