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Enterprise Mobility Strategy


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Mobility is an integral and growing part of the majority of businesses

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Enterprise Mobility Strategy

  1. 1. Enterprise mobility strategy Josie Sephton Freeform Dynamics Ltd [email_address]
  2. 2. Why do enterprises need a mobile strategy? <ul><li>Mobility is an integral and growing part of the majority of businesses </li></ul><ul><li>An integrated mobile strategy brings obvious benefits </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cost/resourcing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Greater business control </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>An empowered, more efficient, effective workforce </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Four grades of enterprise mobile strategy Most companies sit here today
  4. 4. The enterprise challenge User CEO/CFO IT department
  5. 5. The emergence of wireless islands Piecemeal approach results in wireless islands and leads to security, quality and cost issues Teleworker Small /remote office Central office Road warrior
  6. 6. User profiles need to move between islands Semi-static role Semi-mobile roles Mobile centric Static role Desk Desk Desk Desk Mobile Office Home Office Floor Mobile Home Office Mobile Home
  7. 7. An enterprise mobility strategy is more than mobile
  8. 8. Some key steps in implementing a mobile strategy Assessment of what is in place - networks, devices User data access requirements User mobility profiling Access away from the core Cost minimisation Billing Security Future proofing
  9. 9. Security <ul><li>Security is a major issue for IT departments </li></ul><ul><li>Wireless network security should offer same level of protection as wired </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-layered defence strategy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not just perimeter based </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Range of security measures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Access controls </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>VPNs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Rogue detection tools </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Chain only as strong as the weakest link </li></ul>
  10. 10. Future proofing New technologies - LTE - WiMax Integrated vs siloed Complementary vs competing How are partners riding the wave of development? - strategic - tactical
  11. 11. Summary <ul><li>Mobility strategy needs to be holistic </li></ul><ul><li>Proactive rather than reactive approach </li></ul><ul><li>Complementary not competing technologies – horses for courses </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge and consideration of future wireless technologies essential – mapped onto current and evolving future needs </li></ul>