Harnessing the strategic advantage of “anywhere”
|Mobile networks, applications and devices are evolving quickly, and the proportion of workers who are mobile is growing rapidly. With a large and increasing number of options around mobile strategy, the difference between an effective strategy and wasted resources will be the definition and prioritization of available alternatives. However, many companies are still deploying point solutions that simply plug holes in the corporate infrastructure. This can result in spiralling operational costs, lost revenues, weakened competitive positioning, high residual real estate costs and security risks.|
Capturing the potential value of mobility can be complex; there is no single solution for the management of enterprise mobility. Like all critical corporate functions, mobility needs systematic planning, design, governance, and operations infrastructures to contribute to enterprise goals. Without a strategy and a way to harness the rapidly evolving ecosystem, mobility will remain a cost centre for most enterprises.
Five ways to get more value from your company’s mobility investment:
- Focus on productivity
Your IT team knows which computer, system and phone every desk-bound employee uses. User profiles are essential in mapping the right tools to the right employees. Extending this practice into the mobility domain will allow you to save money, while increasing productivity and revenues.
- Adopt best practices for mobility management
While mobility could still be considered an emerging enterprise play, many companies have already developed practices that work. Learn from those who are already leading the way.
- Improve process and automation
Mobile technologies are ideal testing grounds for automation and process changes, but many organizations are missing these opportunities. Now is the time to reassess processes that have been in place for years and update them to take advantage of the power of mobile and wireless technologies.
Policies and procedures should be created to improve mobile user efficiency and reduce the risk of lost or misused data.
Mobility is in the hands of your employees—literally. It’s also an area where users bring their own approaches and experiences. Training is an important tool for making sure users share a focused approach to mobility.
Deloitte’s enterprise mobility practice is built on the belief that solutions must be achievable, deliver tangible business value, and enhance the performance of business operations. We work with organizations to lead projects from the concept stage through implementation, making full use of our strong industry background and alliances.
How we can help:
- Business strategy alignment
- Cost control
- Security, risk and compliance
- Competitive advantage