Seven Critical Organizational Factors to Manage for a Winning Enterprise Mobility Strategy – Part 1
Enterprise Mobility Management is increasingly needed for large and small enterprises due to increase in BYOD (Bring-your-own-device) adoption, competitive pressures, possibility of extracting efficiencies and increasing productivity, as well as other factors. As various enterprises, organizations, universities, government bodies and others allow Mobility even if on a small extent in their work environments, they are becoming increasingly aware of security considerations such as threats and attacks that they need to manage proactively.
IT leaders juggle a lot of priorities and considerations such as, cost, control, monitoring, scalability, ease of use, security, feature set, hosting model, and so on. In addition to these core capabilities, there are seven key considerations that have less to do with the product or tool itself, and more with the corporate environment, setup, operations and people. Taking a step back to consider a few critical environmental factors can significantly improve the chances of your success.
In this 7-part series, we will look at 7 key considerations that when factored in, will help you influence and drive your organization towards adapting to your Enterprise Mobility Management Strategy as much as you choosing the right tool for the organization based on product evaluations.
Critical Organizational Factor for Enterprise Mobility Management #1: Goals and Objectives
Objectives for wanting to mobile-enable enterprise processes can vary vastly from one organization to another – it could include better customer-centricity in field services, improved sales efficiency, faster availability of information, better visibility into existing data systems, and many more depending on your industry and specific business needs.
Do you have a clearly articulated objective for your Enterprise Mobility Management strategy? It is important to align your Enterprise Mobility Management strategy to your objectives. Similarly, do you have clarity on all the factors that determine how robust and secure your Enterprise Mobility Management strategy needs to be?
For example, not all objectives and goals involve sensitive corporate information and merit highly exacting levels of security. Does your mobility implementation match the level of security or does it overshoot the objectives and create unnecessary complexity?
Mobility tools and implementations tend to span the gamut when it comes to feature set and capabilities, and it is relatively easy to start comparing tools based on features.
While features are important, they also come with added cost and complexity, and many of them add little value to your set objectives and vision. It is prudent to guard against dumping of a huge feature set in the hopes that they would provide any meaningful benefits.
In the next post, Read the previous post in the series: Seven Critical Organizational Factors to Manage for a Winning Enterprise Mobility Strategy – Part 2 we will look at the second critical organizational factor, which deals with building complementary capabilities that will help you bring your mobility implementation to fruition.