Developing and implementing a foolproof Enterprise Mobility plan involves a well-organized thought process that considers all the possibilities, technicalities, obstacles, and risk factors. So, what exactly do businesses need to know about a plan for business mobility? There are more than just a few factors!   

Mobility has changed the way businesses interact with their key stakeholders. While enterprise mobility is becoming a necessary organizational 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 organization.  

Always Keep the Big Picture in Mind   

Even before an enterprise mobility plan is put in motion, businesses should first ensure that they understand what business mobility is and why they need it. Around the same time, they need to assess how much experience they have in the area of emerging technology and what the organization will accomplish by implementing these innovations. It is important to determine the means of business mobility and 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 also 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.  

Identifying the Appropriate Approach  

The next step is to build a holistic plan that encompasses all the criteria and requirements of business mobility, including buy-in time and engagement from decision-makers as well. When the organization decides how business goals and priorities can be best guided by mobile applications that will help improve employee engagement and company sales, a program of strategies would have to be initiated. The mobility strategy for businesses includes clarifications on the company’s digital maturity level, company’s vision, employee training requirements, information and safety requirements, mobile technology implementation and incorporation, customer experience effect.  

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 a 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 organization.

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 organization should have specialized personnel and technology infrastructure to develop the tools that can help make this transition better.   

Managing Data  

If your enterprise generates a large amount 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 organizations 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.  

By Srini

COO

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