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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.

TabletSmartphones and tablets are completely changing business. More and more businesses are looking at creating mobile apps for their business eco-system – employees, partners, customers.
But developing apps for a global distributed enterprise eco system is not simple. Enterprises have to work with multiple technologies, highly distributed environments and computing networks. More importantly, apps need to be developed for the long term and next generation experience. Those who specialize in creating enterprise apps need to keep in mind the following factors:
User Experience: Simply porting an application from desktop to mobile will not cut it. Mobile devices have a different real estate as well as different user Interfaces. Furthermore mobile devices are governed by context that is different depending on the location at the time of usage. An application needs to take all of this into account. Next generation mobile app needs to be designed with the user experience at its core.
Incorporating power of sensors: It¹s worth remembering that most of today’s mobile devices are powerful. They have cameras, GPS, accelerometers, Bluetooth and wi-fi (and some also include near field communication sensors too). Next Generation mobile app needs to make most of these sensors. It must be complete with many features such as the ability to reorient the display if the device is tilted to features that enable users to snap a picture and upload it straight into the system or get real-time updates based on location.
Incorporating newer form factors: The latest focus of all device makers is to move to a smaller, but functioning consumer form factor i.e. a watch. Design apps that are future proofed, that can be used on a TV screen to a watch.
Incorporating peer level services: The cloud is a programmable hub. All apps loaded on local devices that are in close proximity to the mobile and accessible to the mobile app can provide for a rich experience. Next generation mobile app should be in a position to integrate these peer level apps and bring them into pay to create a richer experience.
Empower the users: It is important to empower the user by enabling the user to configure her own experience and allowing her to integrate other business services, third party apps, themes into business applications e.g. social, mapping and traffic information feeds etc.
An app transformed with these factors can enable users to be more productive, make their jobs easier and even revolutionize a workforce. MoNimbus™ is the industry first cloud based mobile platform that allows creation of rich, customized, and managed mobile enterprise experiences in no time and with zero code.

Enterprise IT is once again in the eye of the perfect storm of convergence with mobile, cloud and social technology factors. Enterprise CIO’s must manage IT budgets of hundreds of millions of dollars and reduce operating expense given the increase in budgets is not increasing more than 0.7% a year. While doing this, they must provide higher quality service that “aligns with the business” and manage a service delivery stream that is being turned on its head due to BYOD and consumerization of IT.
One lesson on the road to Lean operations is that IT needs the systems and processes in place to run a strategic business function. IT delivers Services and LOB apps to the business. Organizing around common business processes to the business and providing for mobile enabled LOB applications and services IT can be on a road to services that can be monetized. Organizing around services provides a common language on which to align IT with the Business and moving to a new platform of mobile, social and cloud can create a market for IT products. This establishes a framework for IT to operate like a ‘business” and manage the true costs and value of the services delivered.
Enterprise IT can then make supply decisions based on demand for e.g. do we bring out mobile sales or mobile services or mobile travel first. Enterprise IT can weigh market alternatives (cloud solutions, outsourced development cost)on equal terms. In addition, IT can establish a credible baseline unit cost of each service per user per seat, and acquire visibility into the discrete cost drivers of each service. By tracking the subscription cost per business service , IT leaders can communicate with business leaders in a language they understand, manage demand for IT Services, and better align with business priorities. Based on this model they can extend services built for their enterprises to others.
This is where MoNimbus™ can help accelerate enterprise IT to move into a revenue model for applications investment. MoNimbus™ changes the velocity of mobility adoption and its economics with its platform for configuring business services and readymade solutions. Enterprise IT can either make their own investments and depend on MoNimbus to embrace mobile social and cloud or go through NoNimbus public cloud for enterprise application hosting and configuration for optimized mobile experience.

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.
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.

o Work is not a place you go. Its a thing you do
o Empowerment is efficiency
o Purposeful Collaboration – no tjust talking about work
o Mobile – work from anywhere, anytime on any device
o Social: Boost team efficiency
o Cloud: Pay as you go SaaS model
o Build your own mobile app by grafting workflows from other enterprise apps
o Build your own app in real time

MoNimbus is built on this premise……