Companies Make Mobility a Business Enabler

By Dennis McCafferty
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    61% of respondents say their company has a mobile strategy in place, and 21% claim to be a trendsetting "mobile enterprise."

Any organization that isn't taking mobility seriously risks getting left behind. Yet, surprisingly enough, there are still companies that practically pretend that mobile devices and BYOD (bring your own device) don't exist in the enterprise. They refuse to establish any policies or procedures to oversee the employee usage of these devices, according to a recent survey from Unisys. These companies are likely to lose ground with respect to product quality, employee productivity and enterprise security, findings show. However, instead of focusing on the laggards, this research highlights the accomplishments of what it calls "mobile enterprises"—organizations that are leading the pack when it comes to aligning mobility with a technology road map, success metrics and a governance plan. "Success in mobility requires a concerted, holistic approach encompassing strategy, business applications and the formal measurement of results, in addition to infrastructure engineering," says Darren McGrath, global director of mobility solutions for Unisys. "A fully planned, cohesive approach can make mobility a true business enabler." IT decision-makers from nearly 450 businesses worldwide took part in the research.

This article was originally published on 2014-02-21
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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