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As enterprise mobility gets to be a hot topic within enterprise IT, it is time to think of steps towards a positive outcome as enterprises approach it. Working with your clients we see 3 steps to take towards successful implementations.

First step, is to identify business driven use cases.
The key driver of any mobile strategy starts with identifying the business processes that support business-level goals, and that can be tied to business impact. While it’s easy to skip this stage and head straight down to the architecture or device path, taking a good look at the key business processes and interactions with users is critical to achieving impact. One of the easiest ways to identify the moments of value within business processes is by physically spending time with employees as they go about daily tasks to identify the barriers and gaps in their process. For e.g.
• How do field sales reps go about identifying and selling to anew prospect
• How do service agents map their daily routes?
• How do field agents receive notifications around a schedule change?
Once specific uses cases have been identified the next step is to prioritize them as to where there will be immediate and measurable gains.

Second Step is to decide on data sources
Great mobile initiatives are only as good as the data behind them. Enabling all constituencies with relevant data should be the backbone of mobile strategy. Data can be from many sources not just from the data base of the relevant core business application. It could be from social networks, could be from collaborative networks, it could be from cloud store Box, Google etc. One has to identify and aggregate the channels of data for the mobile application that can be brought to converge.

Third step is to decide on Mobile architecture and user experience
In a recent survey by The Economist, 54% of global executives interviewed stated that “mobile apps are critical.” However, only 20% actually have apps deployed. This “app gap” reinforces the notion that delivering mobile initiatives is not easy. One has to decide on mobile development architecture. Is it using costly productivity tools or a SaaS cloud stack to enable the transformation of applications in real time, optimizing workflow and data in real time depending on the device with zero or no coding. In addition to architecture a comprehensive mobile delivery strategy is made up of intelligent experiences for users. In fact it can be argued that user experience is key to mobile usage. Next generation mobile application experience means the app is intelligent, resilient, anticipatory in suggesting events, suggesting actions based on context, location etc. The workflow needs to be optimized for use at different locations, context and intuitive and constantly evolving on any device, anytime, anywhere.


Developing mobile applications requires a different approach than what enterprises have traditionally taken with web applications. The advancement of BYOD and consumer focus drives the right to easy to use any time, anywhere and on any device principles. Hence the rise to MoNimbus cloud based Mobile Enterprise App platform and solutions.

MoNimbus believes that for excitement in the new world that embraces mobile, social and cloud apps need to share following features:
Configure your Experiences in real time
User should be able to customize and personalize experience with workflows that can be grafted, technology services that can be added – and all of this in real time. Users tend to slog through apps that enterprise IT creates. What if the user were to be offered a framework of workflows, business services, technology services that can be configured in real time?
User Delight.
Most enterprise apps are for admin and control. What if the apps had a more consumer design principole of yuser delight that makes them use it and IT derives admin and control. The truth is automated experience with full control.
Enterprise Integrated
The difference between a consumer app and an enterprise app is that one is stand alone and has no access to data and workflow within the enterprise and the other does. A mobile app that can be used with real time integration to company Line of business (LOB) apps and services makes a lot of sense. Users are getting savvy to go beyond email on mobile devices.
Scale
Enterprise mobile apps need to go beyond consumer apps and provide for scaling on demand.

MoNimbus cloud based approach to mobile enterprise apps does all of it.Plus it removes the pain of retooling and redevelopment of enterprise web apps to suit the above design principles by doing the heavy lifting in the cloud platform with a visual design studio front end. mCRM and mSocialEdge were transformed using MoNimbus. Experience them by downloading from www.monimbus.com


The BYOD movement has become a trigger to the evolution of enterprise mobility solutions. The first step towards enterprise mobility has been device centric. It has been about empowering employees to use any device they own for work-related activities. After all mobile means anytime, anywhere on any device.
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Most organizations are evolving the required security, management and compliance infrastructure to enable a BYOD environment. Mobile Device Management software has played a big role as a starting point to build the mobile-first enterprise.
However mobile enabling enterprise applications and business processes whether it be LOB apps, client facing apps, employee facing apps or partner facing apps that access corporate data from personal devices in a secure and efficient manner is the true end goal of the mobile-first enterprise. It is the goal of MoNimbus.
The goal of MoNImbus™ is to enable mobile applications to leverage data and workflow of any business process within the enterprise in real time. In addition, it is about adding value with related business workflow and technology services in the cloud to make for an intelligent and optimized experience. It may be conceptually trivial, but the process of mobilizing business apps is extremely challenging. MoNimbus is focused on this challenge.


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The IT transition to cloud/mobile/social has entrepreneurs and investors salivating, while providing Enterprise IT and business users with three factors to consider:
• newer opportunities
• better options
• reduced costs
Nevertheless, enterprise technology faces an incredibly complex series of challenges and opportunities:
The Rental Economy. The operational savings and speed presented by Cloud and SaaS technologies are changing how we pay for IT. Why invest when you can rent? This is a good thing, as resources will be used more efficiently. But it poses challenges for infrastructure technology vendors and professional service players. They need to change business models. App and platform makers like MoNimbus could even take care of the infrastructure.
BYOD and CITE. Enterprise IT managers are being forced to cope with a new model of IT, with the advent of business users Bringing Their Own Devices and Consumerization of IT (with applications being downloaded for sheer delight and experience). The classic enterprise software license that they are used to are a few apps away from oblivion.
User Experience – Consumers long used to the consumer mobile devices that sport sharp colors, strong resolution, use of the mobile features such as high resolution two way camera, , touch screens, two touch zoom able user interfaces all of which that transform the viewing and user experience of consumer applications are in no way ready to go back to boring UI of existing web applications. They want applications that leverage power of the mobile, leveraging the context based on location, leveraging the collaborative features of mobile, leveraging the integrated social media, and available anytime anywhere on the cloud.
MoNimbus meets all of these challenges with a mobile cloud platform and business applications with next generation experience.


Three big trends are poised to transform enterprises and the way they do business.
Our heads are “in the clouds”
Cloud technology offers an “on-demand” platform for businesses to quickly deploy applications on virtual infrastructure outside the businesses firewall “in the cloud.” But cloud comes in different flavors and with its own set of challenges which is why businesses hesitate to move fast.
With public cloud computing resources can be provisioned to support the business. Just as quickly, idle resources can be dynamically allocated to another company for their computing requirements. However, many companies are nervous about putting their data in a public cloud.
For a company that does not want to migrate its data with other users in a public cloud, they can utilize a “private cloud” that is isolated from other organizations — all the while, maintaining the benefits of a scalable cloud platform that services many users at a time. With both public and private clouds, the company still has to deploy an application and is responsible for the maintenance of the application.
While there is flexibility in cloud computing, there also lies complexity with so many options.
Going mobile is not about walking and talking
Mobility is probably the biggest game changes for enterprises, both in how they can conduct business and how their employees can perform it. Mobile technology allows workers to work anywhere and anytime. Most employees wish to go well beyond conversations with their mobile devices and access critical business apps such as sales applications, support applications and IT applications. The challenges of moving these applications that were not designed for mobile are many and they involve UI, content, workflow etc.
Social is more than fun and games
For many, social applications mean Facebook with friends or tweeting but not in a business context. It is myopic to not see social technology working across business functions and processes including decision-making, business and operational processes, product development and customer service.
Social technology can increase the pace and productivity of business only if enterprise managers understand and embrace it for their respective businesses.
Individually, each one of these technologies is a serious game changer. But it is in combination that cloud, mobile and social can be fundamentally transformational for businesses moving it to a more sense and respond model. MoNimbus™ is a platform for transforming enterprise applications to a next generation experience embracing mobile, social and cloud. mCRM from MoNimbus is a cloud based mobile sales application that is mobile enabled and social media integrated for an intelligent and optimized sales experience. Down load it now.


In the late 90’s the Internet boom gave way to scaled Physical data centers housing thousands of servers. In the past years they have given way to virtualization leading to increased CPU utilization and efficiency, rationalization of costs of storage, rack space and labor costs. The reduction of physical infrastructure has resulted in a larger benefit of mobility of the enterprise.

Virtualization has paved the way to cloud deployment. Moving to cloud is a business decision based on a modular, efficient, scalable platform delivering an on-demand self service user experience. The Promise is of lower costs and move to a newer business model.

Enterprises moving to cloud in addition to business benefits will have the added advantage of increased mobility and scale at any time. This scale factor coupled with the BYOD phenomenon implies growth of mobile end points – fones, tablets etc, and extension of services to all of them. Enterprise IT has to deal with the compressed time to provision and deploy new applications services across all of these end points. The challenge is to accelerate adoption of the mobile web of applications and services within the enterprises i.e of scale. Another important challenge is to introduce a level of experience that comes with the mobile enterprise.

MoNimbus™ is geared to meet the challenges of Scale and Experience with its cloud based mobile enterprise application platform and applications.