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Technology comes with a cost. The cost, one could never have imagined if not properly implemented. Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) solution at place boosts the productivity, enhances mobile security, and provides easy access to corporate content. However, the important question is whether you are ready for this technology or not?
Here in this article, we shall look at the five important questions to ask yourself before implementing enterprise mobility management solution.
1. What is the volume of Mobile Workforce?
Mobile workforce for an organization are those employees using laptops, Smartphone's etc. for official purposes both on and off the corporate network. If your organization has a good proportion of a mobile workforce, Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) solution can provide secure access to corporate email, calendar, and documents. If not, Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) solution may not improve the overall productivity.
2. What are your Business Goals?
What are your business goals, to increase responsiveness, customer service, and/or productivity? Do a crisp research of customer need and workforce need on mobility to understand it better. Make sure that the solution you are going to implement meets your business goals.
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3. How do you want to fit Enterprise Mobility Solution into your Enterprise Architecture?
You need to find a fit between new mobility architecture and existing IT architecture. You need to plan beforehand for the resources to operate and support the mobility. You also need to prioritize mobile projects based on funding and resources. IT leader should also track and manage fast-changing technology.
4. What are the Mobile Applications and Security Concerns?
Mobile application development will engage critical resources. Prioritize on what mobile applications to build. You must think from the perspective of customers, employees, and partners to optimize their interaction with organization through mobile applications. You must decide on how to provide control access to corporate data while mobile for security either via application wrapping or SDK.
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5. What is the TCO and is it worth it?
The prime question should be whether the implementation will bring the expected benefits in terms of customer service, employee productivity, partners’ interaction, etc. given the cost of implementation and concerns of security of critical data. If your implementation cost subsets the benefit then it is a good-to-go decision.
What are your thoughts on the above? Let us know in comments below!