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Steps for Success in Enterprise Mobility?

Thoughts & findings 5 of 5

This is the last in a series of five initial articles, in which I'm going to put my thoughts and findings on the subject of Enteprise Mobility.

For this final article I have decided to sum up the thoughts and findings of the previous articles to form an initial set of 'Steps for Success' for an Enterprise Mobility Strategy.

Success

Currently my thoughts are...

  • Take a Strategic approach that can evolve and adapt, with innovations and opportunities that will happen in the mobile industry... For example look at the handset and OS market and one thing that you can say is, that it is always changing and surprising us with advances
  • Start small & move rapidly... You need to be agile
  • Identify and understand an initial pilot project... One that can immediately show ROI
  • Communicate and involve Stake Holders at all levels... Nothing too new here
  • BEWARE - Mobility does NOT fix broken or badly performing processes... Make sure you fix them first, mobility is not a 'Magic Bullet'
  • Plan for a heterogeneous approach and investigate the advantages of a MEAP (Mobile Enterprise Application Platform)... See my first point, MEAP's will help in the areas of code/logic/process reuse, back end integration and future adoption of new devices/hardware
  • Realize that you may well become your own 'Mini Operator', provisioning, managing, securing & de-provisioning your mobile assets... Look at MEAP's, Cellular providers and 3rd-Party companies being able to help you get to where you want to be.

Developing Hetro

Here's wishing you success in your Mobile Projects!

More Stories By Ian Thain

As one of the Sybase Technical Evangelists, Ian regularly addresses technical audiences all over the world and his sessions are always very well attended. He also writes education classes, whitepapers, demos and articles for various Sybase products and publishes regularly in Journals such as SYS-CON's PBDJ and International Developer Magazine. He is also the Sybase Unwired Platform & PocketBuilder Evangelist and works closely with the team in Dublin, CA and Concord, MA on new features and demonstrations for the products. In his customer-facing Evangelist role, Ian is very involved with the design, production and testing of Enterprise class Unwired Solutions, that have been implemented using Sybase's Unwired tools for Sybase customers around the globe. In addition, Ian is a dedicated technical expert continually working with Sybase's key partners and clients to enhance the capabilities of the Unwired solutions that Sybase can offer to its customers. Ian can also be found on Twitter @ithain

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