We learn more from our failures than we do from our successes. The same holds true in mobile. So as we begin another new year it’s helpful to reflect on the successes achieved and the Enterprise Mobility lessons learned in the year gone by.
Many deemed 2015 the year enterprise mobility would take off. While some might argue that it did, I say we have only just begun. You might say, “But James, look at all the great mobile apps out there…Uber, Progressive Auto, Starbucks, SalesForce, Box…” While I don’t disagree these apps and many more have gotten it right, thousands of other consumer and enterprise apps missed the boat completely.
How, you ask? Because some companies are so focused on celebrating their successes they don’t take the time to understand their failures. Hence, they wind up repeating their mistakes. This happens a lot, especially in enterprise mobility.
From an enterprise perspective, the companies achieving mobile success are the ones taking the time to understand employee workflows and daily tasks and identify any opportunities where mobile could increase productivity and/or improve operational efficiencies.
Key lesson: Successful mobile solutions are those that deliver great user experiences.
To successfully deliver enterprise mobility solutions (today and tomorrow) it is imperative to first understand your organization’s maturity. Know where your strengths and potential gaps lie in the following areas:
Identifying your strengths and gaps enables your organization to prioritize the key areas that need maturing prior to delivering mobile solutions. Your first step is to develop an Enterprise Mobility Roadmap to define the near-term (90 days) and short-term (12 months) initiatives required to achieve the maturity level necessary to support the organization’s business drivers.
Key lesson: Make sure you have the mobile maturity – people, process and technology – to successfully support your enterprise mobility objectives.
IT and the business must align prior to developing a mobile strategy and delivering any mobile solutions. Business processes, goals and objectives change as the market and competitive landscape change. Throw in a mobile initiative and it confuses things even more. IT cannot just stay the course and assume current state will support the business no matter what, particularly when you inject supporting mobile devices and apps into the mix.
The companies emerging as mobile leaders are those that recognize the importance of IT and business defining and agreeing on a shared vision for enterprise mobility and the benefits to be gained. These companies establish a mobile center of excellence and governance plan, along with a Champion who drives mobility across the enterprise, working with all lines of business to understand drivers and value opportunities—enhanced employee productivity, increased sales, improved operational efficiencies, competitive differentiators, etc.
Key lesson: IT and Business must be aligned and mobility needs a Champion to drive the shared vision to success.
Let Propelics be the Champion to drive your Enterprise Mobile success. Our Enterprise Mobile Roadmap Kickstart lets enterprises develop a true mobile strategy and roadmap. Our strategists help you visualize, define, and prioritize mobile opportunities as well as identify and mitigate risks. The result is a Mobile Strategy and Roadmap fine-tuned for maximum business benefit and end-user adoption.
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