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Five Barriers for Enterprise Mobility

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    Not Having a Mobile-First Approach

    Just because an application looks impressive doesn't mean it's easy to use. Applications that do not provide an easy-to-navigate interface can frustrate the end user, as well as harm work progress. Impressive application design should never trump functionality.

    Solution: When creating or adopting mobility applications, ease of use should remain a priority. For example, an application created for a field technician that consists of large buttons, readable fonts and intuitive navigations would provide greater benefits. Additionally, enterprises need to provide the right device for the right environment. Field technicians working in bright environments might find it hard to use applications on an iPad due to glare issues.

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Five Barriers for Enterprise Mobility

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    Not Having a Mobile-First Approach

    Just because an application looks impressive doesn't mean it's easy to use. Applications that do not provide an easy-to-navigate interface can frustrate the end user, as well as harm work progress. Impressive application design should never trump functionality.

    Solution: When creating or adopting mobility applications, ease of use should remain a priority. For example, an application created for a field technician that consists of large buttons, readable fonts and intuitive navigations would provide greater benefits. Additionally, enterprises need to provide the right device for the right environment. Field technicians working in bright environments might find it hard to use applications on an iPad due to glare issues.

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: