Enterprise Mobility Facts and Myths: Article by Hari Haran, President, Persistent Systems, Inc
According to a new report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc., the global market for enterprise mobility is likely to exceed US$168.8 billion by 2015. Organizations cannot embark on an Enterprise Mobility strategy without taking into consideration the complete ecosystem. The precursor to laying out an enterprise mobility strategy lies in the analysis of the business processes and delineation of the problems that need to be addressed through mobility. It is important to nail down the role of mobility in various functions vis-a-vis marketing, sales, manufacturing, field personnel management, supply chain/transportation logistics etc. A harbinger to any technology and architecture undertaking is to gauge what is the value proposition of incorporating mobility into some of these processes? What is the ROI? Does this increase your productivity? Does it reduce waste? Does it improve your top line?
The endeavor of planning and deploying enterprise mobility is a process of cooperation with players in the ecosystem. No one player can do it entirely in a cost effective way. There are some competing approaches for solving this problem and it is imperative to do a full ROI before selecting a certain option. The partnership with the right software services company is crucial to a successful implementation.