Redefining Enterprise BYOD: Meeting Tomorrow's Demands

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Enterprise mobility is not about giving employees mobile devices and expecting them to do the same things that they used to do in the office, while on the go.

It is about new ways of working, fostering the behavioral changes that need to happen so people can be productive when on the go and realignment of work/life balance expectations.

Despite years of discussions on enterprise mobility and BYOD, there are very few real business use cases that demonstrate real ROI. While we have much to accomplish in our quest for the mobile enterprise, many lessons have already been learned; lessons we can apply moving forward.

First of all, we need to redefine what we mean by "enterprise mobility." Yesterday's "BYOD" was about giving employees physical, mobile devices. Today's enterprise mobility is about actually giving them the tools they need to be productive. This goes beyond contacts, email, and calendaring capabilities; it focuses on creating a coherent work environment for employees so they have access to information they need and are able to cut through the jungle of overwhelming data. In this slideshow, David Lavenda, vice president of product strategy at harmon.ie, explores how/why enterprise mobility must change based on evidence of what has already worked and what has not during the first phase of mobile consumerization of the enterprise.

David Lavenda is vice president of product strategy, harmon.ie. For the past 20 years, David has served as an executive for a number of high-tech companies. After completing a undergraduate degree in physics, advanced studies in electrical engineering, and an MBA in marketing, David co-founded Business Layers, an identity management company, serving as VP marketing and product strategy from its inception until the company's successful sale five years later.

 

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