The Impact of Mobility on the Enterprise

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Know Your Business Case for BYOD

When setting up an enterprise BYOD policy, IT executives must first know what the business case is for doing it. Is it to improve employee experience and provide greater choices? Is it to limit enterprise spend on these devices and shift this to employees? If IT executives do not know why the company is implementing the initiative, it is hard to understand what success looks like. The business case for BYOD helps define how enterprise IT can best work with employees.

Mobility continues to have a profound impact on the enterprise. Smartphones and tablets have quickly become part of the corporate ecosystem. Improvements in wireless and cellular coverage are enabling us to be productive anywhere, anytime. Today's workforce is demanding flexibility to choose to work their own way including choices ranging from which devices they carry to the platform they want to use on their desktop or laptop.

We're seeing industry leaders acknowledge the need for technology flexibility and take action to adapt and move enterprise applications to mobile devices. These trends have had a huge impact in making companies realize the power of mobile and its key role in the new IT enterprise reality. Is your organization taking the right steps to prepare?

In this slideshow, Eric Reed, CTO, GE Capital, has identified mobile trends that are having a significant impact on today's organizations.

 

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