Mobilizing your entire workforce, processes, operations involves a huge volume of money, technology, time and human efforts. Performing this without a well-planned strategy will impact your overall business performance, productivity, growth, and ROI.
However, successful business mobilization lies in creating a winning strategy that practically works for your enterprise.
Even before getting started with how to create a strategy it is quintessential to understand what enterprise mobility strategy actually is.
What is enterprise mobility strategy?
Just visualize this term as a roadmap for mobilizing an enterprise. It is nothing but a framework that involves business, technology, projects, workforce and process under one roof.
All you have to do is align your business goals with the mobility assets and technology and include the best practices and policies to improve performance. Also, you must ensure that there is scope for future advancement.
Why enterprise mobility?
According to a report from ResearchAndMarkets, Global Enterprise Mobility is expected to reach $1225.78 billion by 2026. So, it is evident that mobilizing business processes and operations is widely practiced by enterprises all over the globe.
So, how do you as an organization’s CEO or CIO devise enterprise mobility strategy that accelerates productivity and promises imminent growth?
If this is the question lingering in your mind, here are 5 interesting tips that would help you arrive at a successful enterprise mobility strategy that works perfectly for your business.
Don’t forget the basics. Start with the fundamentals.
Put a deep dive and discover why it is important to incorporate mobility into the organization’s business strategy and processes. Also, decide on how this will impact your business growth and RoI.
Start only when you think the implementation will improve new business opportunities, customer satisfaction, and business performance substantially.
Just having a mobile app for your business won’t help your business grow amazingly; there must be a strong need for an application to achieve the expected result.
Never plan for long-term. Think short-term.
Yes, think short-term. The way mobility is transforming the entire globe is mind-numbing. So to make your business strategy around mobility, it should address the opportunities and challenges for at least one or two years. Review your strategy each year to assess what’s working and what should change accordingly.
Mobility task force or COE.
Mobility is a great leveler. It provides the power of data, communication, and collaboration in the hands of all. Enterprise mobility, by that token, is not a typical top management priority or decision. It has to be collaborative and participative technology enablement.
To that end, consider establishing a cross-functional group or COE on enterprise mobility – especially if you are new in this journey – to determine objectives, opportunities, threats, and action plans.
Data as a key asset and a big opportunity.
With easy access to and sharing of data being one of the biggest opportunities (as well as challenges from the perspective of security), you need to have a clear framework for use and sharing of data. Ensure secure access to data across all users and devices to achieve better collaboration and productivity.
However, back it up with a clear understanding of the value of corporate data, streamlined data access with adequate security controls, and a mitigation plan in the event of data loss.
Identity access management (IAM) solutions address the issue of employees using popular devices and applications. Instead of requiring people to use different names and passwords to access multiple applications, IAM enables employees to have a single name and password to use multiple apps.
When it comes to devices and apps, make it easy.
While both company-owned and BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) programs exist, the world is slowly moving towards BYOD. Whatever you choose for your company, the goal must be to make it easy for employees to access data and collaborate with ease, across technology platforms. Define compliance rules that evaluate which devices can be enrolled.
When it comes to apps, your strategy must address the issue of what corporate apps you will build and for what purpose as well as which apps you will allow in the corporate network. Define available apps that users can install or those that are automatically installed as a result of enrollment. The apps you invest in should complement and accelerate your current business processes.
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