Above and beyond “keeping the wheels moving”, Enterprise CIOs are meeting growing demand for innovation with enterprise mobility. Decoding IT speak, it means apps for employees, customers and consumers, data for insight and for analysis.
For most Enterprise IT leaders mobile is just another word for an opportunity to accelerate innovation. It’s a productive route for Enterprise IT leaders to create high-impact projects across the organization that transforms the business to the next level of experience with an always connected anytime , anywhere on any device set of customers, suppliers and partners.
In fact, if IT leaders can make their business solutions do more for their audience. This in turn can help their constituents do more for their own customers, and therefore enable additional business opportunities for the enterprise.
While mobile technology has advanced, so also use cases have changed with business demands in every vertical sector. Just as companies moved to open systems from proprietary technologies, to client/server systems, to personal devices, so also companies started recognizing the possibility of connecting to its customers and employees through the mobile cloud.
Most companies are at the infancy of what mobile technology can do for them both internally for their employees and externally with their customers. Companies are realizing how important mobility would be to the future of their business. The key is to apply mobility to the business context i.e. to the myriad of business processes to create intelligent and optimized business experiences. It’s not about introducing new devices, what matters most is how a company uses it. A mobile device is very powerful device with incredible capabilities. So far it has been used for email and calendaring. Why not take it further and make the user productive with apps for employees, customers, partners and suppliers?
Companies with a philosophy of innovation are seizing the opportunity to support business in ways that they know today, and in ways they haven’t thought of yet. Companies and people should always seek improvement and enterprise mobility through the cloud is a way to improve business processes. A long-standing culture of “constructive dissatisfaction,” has to be fired up with continued commitment to investing in technology for innovation.