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Mobility

Business is still playing catch up with the ongoing, consumer-driven mobility revolution. Based on their consumer experience, device-sophisticated employees (sometimes dubbed 'millennials') now expect to work flexibly using their own choice of personal mobile devices.

Forrester has forecast that by 2018, 84% of people in most professional organisations will be 'millennials'.

Gartner states that 40% of U.S. consumers who work for large enterprises, now use their personally-owned smartphone, desktop or laptop daily for work purposes.

This unstoppable mobility trend demands a fundamental business response. However, too many enterprises still lack a clear mobility policy and strategy, even though this can be the major catalyst for overall business transformation that gives a business a dramatic competitive edge.

Adapting to mobility means an enterprise benefits from faster decision making, greater service levels and a better bottom line. Recent IDC research has found, however, that while more than 70% of Asia Pacific enterprises have some kind of mobility initiatives, very few have a clear direction on how to effectively leverage mobile devices at their workplaces.

Thomas Duryea Logicalis Australia research has concurred, finding that Australian organisations are lagging in their mobility strategies, despite employee desire for workplace technologies to be extended beyond the corporate network.

Perceived risks around policy, costs and security may be holding some enterprises back from properly adapting to mobility. But Thomas Duryea Logicalis has the expertise to guide any business towards an efficient and profitable enterprise mobility strategy

Challenges & Trends

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The business benefits

Faster decision making, greater service levels and a better bottom line.

Greater competitive advantage and reduced time to market through improved collaboration and digitising business processes.

The ability to retain and attract staff, making the IT function relevant to the overall organisation.

Risk minimisation and greater compliance, especially around data management.

More effective management with easy to use management tools without sacrificing functionality.

Industry insights

The New Mobile Experience Mobility Guide

Is mobility simply about being able to take your laptop or tablet into meetings and having access to email, business applications and data? Or is it about being able to work smarter with the smartphone or tablet you bought yourself – being able to “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) to wherever you need to work? Today, the answer for most organisations and people who work on the move is clear: mobility means business.

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