Many organizations have rolled out laptops and mobile phones, but newer form factors like media tablets mean that it’s time for IT to take a more strategic look at mobility. Enterprises with well-planned mobility strategies do better at maximizing corporate performance, while organizations that take an ad hoc approach often waste resources and dramatically lower their ROI.
According to a survey conducted by Dimensional Research and sponsored by Model Metrics—“Enterprise iPad and Tablet Adoption”—51% of organizations have “no clearly articulated strategy for adopting iPads and tablets.” (And I’m guessing that at least a few of the 49% who said they had a strategy might be stretching the truth a bit.)
That’s a problem, because chances are your business users are pressuring IT to use consumer-oriented mobile devices, like smartphones and tablets. Not only that, but when you look at mobility through the lens of an overall strategy of using IT to enable business transformation, you want to explore ways of using mobile technology to add value to the business. Read more
If you'd like some help understanding how your organization can take advantage of business-focused mobility technology from a broad industry perspective, read our quick eBrief. Find out how the problems associated with mobility — access, connection quality, and security — have essentially been solved through new application development, embedded broadband, and cloud computing.