Creating an effective mobility policy for your business

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  • We’d like to point out that we understand that consumerization is much more than this. We are simply focusing on the aspects that directly affect mobile technologies.


  • 1. Creating a mobility policy
    It’s all about behavior
  • 2. Visage|Mobile
    Provider of MobilityCentral, a unique SaaS solution for mobility management. It brings together the 3 key areas of your mobility program: people, devices and spend.
    Features include: policy management, mobility budgeting, spend control, inventory management, end-user allocations, configurable reporting and more.
  • 3. Bzur Haun
    Bzur brings more than 15 years of executive experience in sales, managed services, and Internet business with companies such as Asurion, DigitalThink, Accenture, and Cambridge Technology Partners.
    Bzur’s efforts helped his organizations pioneer device financing in the early years of smartphone adoption, comprehensive device insurance offerings, and unparalleled reverse logistics programs – all of which contributed significantly to the adoption of mobility in the enterprise.
    He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University.
    Bzur Haun
    President and CEO of Visage Mobile
  • 4. Frost & Sullivan
    The Growth Partnership Company enables clients to accelerate growth and achieve best-in-class positions in growth, innovation and leadership. Frost & Sullivan leverages 50 years of experience in partnering with Global 1000 companies, emerging businesses and the investment community from more than 40 offices on six continents. 
  • 5. Samir Sakpal
    Functional Expertise
    Research and consulting experience in the areas of wireless technologies, with a focal core competency in enterprise wireless mobility.
    • Market assessment and analysis
    • 6. Growth potential and business opportunities
    • 7. Green field and emerging enterprise technologies
    Industry Expertise
    • Experience base covering broad range wireless value-chain incumbents, leveraging long-standing working relationships with leading industry participants’ Senior Executives.
    • 8. Key focus on enterprise mobility solutions
    • 9. Multiple projects with a leading enterprise solution provider on competitive analysis
    • 10. Managed various projects on market entry, growth strategies and product evangelizing with leading wireless market participants
    • 11. Solid expertise on enterprise mobility platforms and application deployment
    • 12. Experience on working laterally across verticals on wireless adoption and implementation strategies
    Career Highlights
    Extensive experience in participating and moderating industry events
    Garnered strong business development skills
    Quoted and referred to in various global media covering trends in the wireless industry
    MBA, International Management – Thunderbird School of Global Management
    Master of Commerce – University of Mumbai
    Industry Manager & Senior Analyst, Information and Communication Technologies Practice
    Frost & Sullivan
    North America
    San Antonio
  • 13.
    Companies with defined mobile policies and a comprehensive wireless solution will have
    higher returns on their mobility investments
    in terms of workforce flexibility, employee responsiveness to customer needs, as well as revenues and profitability that can be attributed to their mobility investments.
  • 14.
    • Policy is really about behavior
    • 15. You can’t lecture a smartphone
    • 16. You must set proper expectations for your users
    • 17. Policy is just as much about operations as it is about the device
    • 18. Proper visibility within your entire program needs to be at the heart of your policy
  • 19.
    • Daily Reminders
    • 20. Every day we’re reminded of the need for a mobility policy
    • 21. Violations happen on a regular basis for most company’s
    • 22. These violations occupy a majority of the mobility operations manager’s time
  • 23. Is your Mobility Program “Dancing with the Stars”?
  • 24. Are multiple holsters a symbol of status?
  • 25. What happened to all those minutes in the pool?
  • 26. Inventory Cost/Data Security?
  • 27. The single most expensive drawer in the joint…
  • 28.
    • Mobility is gaining mainstream status in corporate technology roadmaps
    Key question that confronts IT Managers:
    How do we deploy mobility effectively and manage it efficiently to gain the competitive advantage?
  • 29. On the job crashes cost employers
    over $24,500 per crash,
    $150,000 per injury,
    and $3.6M per fatality
    Ray LaHood, US Secretary of Transportation, Driven with Distraction, Washington Post, November 28th, 2009
  • 30.
    • Corporate Mobility Policy is less about your carrier contract and more about human behavior, communication, and education.
    • 31. Small percentage of companies have a corporate mobility policy in place.
    • 32. Even fewer have version control and tracking
    • 33. Good things happen when:
    • 34. Guidelines are set and appropriately communicated
    • 35. Consistent sharing of information
    • 36. “Flowback”
  • 37.
    • Setting Appropriate Mobility Policies
    • 38. Security and costs are important for seamless and productive operation of mobility initiatives
    • 39. Laying ground rules for usage of mobility in the workplace can assure a successful mobility deployment
    • 40. CL vs. IL ecosystem: implications and measures
    • 41. Institutionalization, Communication and enforcement of policies is a must
  • 42.
    • Governance of Best Practices
    • 43. There will be an increasing complexity associated with mobility management
    • 44. Usage, with the influx of more data, has become critical for effective management
    • 45. The situation has warranted enterprise IT organizations to have more visibility and control of their mobility deployments
    • 46. Adequate communication of policies and education on mobility – regular audits
    • 47. Professional/Technical assistance must be considered
  • 48.
    • When you’re ready to get started creating your policy:
    • 49. What is the purpose?
    • 50. Cost control
    • 51. Safety/Security
    • 52. Liability/exposure
    • 53. Fit the culture
    • 54. Free-Range Mobility vs. Enterprise Lockdown
    • 55. Equity of access
  • 56.
    • Mobility Requirements and Business Needs
    • 57. Check-list and prioritizing mobility needs – business and user based
    • 58. Understand various aspects of mobility (applications, middleware, device ecosystem) and deploy processes for scalability
    • 59. Be prepared for challenges that may arise
  • 60.
    • The responsibility of enforcement
    • 61. Consistent activity
    • 62. Repercussions
    • 63. Enforcement
    • 64. Start simple – get a policy in place
    • 65. Secondary policies for more specific usage profiles
  • 66.
    • One-on-one policy workshop
    • 67. A $200 value, offered to webinar attendees for free
    • 68. We’ll identify hot spots- looking at your data
    • 69. Receive a free policy template, created by Visage Mobile and Strategy Analytics
    • 70. Contents include:
    • 71. Repercussions
    • 72. Devices
    • 73. Usage
    • 74. Plans, Features, etc.
  • 75.
    • In the workshop, we’ll walk you through the template
    • 76. Look at your program data (users, carrier billing, devices)
    • 77. Offer actionable advice
    • 78. We’ll focus on how to address your user behaviors and program operations
  • 79.
    • Q&A
  • 80. Thanks for joining
    Questions? Reach out to us!
    Bzur Haun, Visage Mobile:
    SamirSakpal, Frost & Sullivan