With the explosion of new devices and mobile service types, a growing user base, and the Internet of Things (IoT), managing mobility on an enterprise scale has truly become a massive undertaking. Enterprises leverage mobility for more than communication – they want to maximize the productivity of their increasingly mobile workforce and equip them for success. This means choosing mobile devices, applications, policies and services that are aligned with their organization’s goals. However, the implications of this growing complexity are huge. In this blog post, we will explore the main challenge of managing enterprise mobility and what to look for in an enterprise mobility solution.
When managing mobility across the enterprise, there is a broad range of factors to consider, such as
These are only the tip of the iceberg, and yet immediately you can see they require close coordination between different areas of the enterprise.
The main challenge with managing enterprise mobility is that management methods are often done in silos – different departments, different management tools and include multiple people that are responsible for various moving parts. For instance, IT may oversee the managing and provisioning of the devices, while finance is responsible for managing the billing at the end of the month. When Finance pays for a device, they may not have heard from IT that it’s broken, or from HR that an employee has left the company. As a result, organizations lack visibility into their mobile programs and risk overpaying for services and devices, not meeting stakeholder expectations and not having the necessary data and insight to make informed business decisions.
In order to avoid this confusion and properly manage enterprise mobility, more organizations are turning towards the concept of managing their full mobility lifecycle. Managing the full mobility lifecycle is not just about any one part of the process; it is about combining multiple management disciplines to manage every aspect of enterprise mobility. That’s why best-in-class organizations have turned to software-enabled technology and process automation. A complete enterprise mobility solution enables organizations to achieve greater efficiency, visibility and predictability while reducing unnecessary costs.
When considering or planning a full enterprise mobility solution, there are three key areas to keep in mind: expense management, procurement and service support.
Having a powerful and scalable solution is imperative to successfully managing enterprise mobility on a global scale. By using a vendor with a single software platform such as Calero, you can manage both mobility and expenses in one easy-to-use application. Using a single solution to manage both enables a holistic view into your full mobility lifecycle and empowers your organization with greater visibility and control.
To learn more about maximizing your mobility investment, download the Calero whitepaper, “Optimizing the Mobile Workforce: Maximizing the Value of Your Investment in Mobility.”