Five Barriers for Enterprise Mobility

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Inadequate Mobility Training

Enterprises that don't consider training as an essential function risk improper use of their mobility solutions. Proper training is the icing on the cake, ensuring that a mobility program is understandable and runs smoothly. Training gives end users, management and IT an opportunity to discuss and learn essential policies and provides an understanding of roles prior to implementation.

Solution: A few hours of training is the minimum needed to ensure a mobility investment has the best chance of succeeding in the field. A good training program defines what the mobility program means to the organization and provides clear data ownership and security policies.

Mobility is present in nearly every area of our lives as a form of communication, entertainment and information. Forward-thinking companies are building on this trend through BYOD development and mobility-focused business models with the goal of driving growth, streamlining processes and increasing profits. According to Gartner, 85 percent of businesses indicated they are already using mobile field service applications or plan to use them within 24 months. This has introduced the advent of field or enterprise management apps and tools to further maximize the efficiency of the workforce. But once the decision is made to adopt a BYOD or enterprise mobility plan, what's next?

The best IT solutions are end-user centric – they take into account that without a happy end user, maximum ROI for mobility projects will not be achieved. For some businesses and IT departments, the process of integrating effective, user-friendly mobile programs and applications has created multiple roadblocks and headaches.

Retriever Communications has identified five enterprise IT mobility barriers that prohibit end users from achieving the maximum potential of a mobility plan:


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