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Enterprise Mobility: Embracing the Shift to a Business-Oriented Mobility Strategy

Enterprise Mobility: Embracing the Shift to a Business-Oriented Mobility Strategy

This IDC study outlines the key aspects of the enterprise mobility pillar and how IT executives can go from a reactionary stance to one of innovation, providing their end customers with key tools for their business and productivity needs while securing corporate data and managing this new trend in computing.

Mobility is a key aspect of the evolution of the 3rd Platform (Big Data and analytics, social, cloud, and mobility), and having the right strategies and tools will be paramount for success. Understanding how the quickly changing market will impact your IT organization and creating an agile set of policies and platforms will set your organization up for success as the industry moves to the next phase of computing.

This study provides IT executives with the knowledge necessary to:

  • Lay out a base strategy for mobility policies and platforms.
  • Make software-buying decisions for which direction fits their organization.
  • Create a COE that enables the business and developers (ends the department of no).
  • Make an informed decision on the path they want to take for development.

"IT executives have been blindsided by this consumer-driven trend that has taken control away from traditional IT and put it into the hands of the users and the business," says Mike Jennett, research vice president for IDC's IT Executive Programs (IEP). "IT leaders can no longer sit back and dictate, or plan, based on multiple year trends. Mobility is transformative to the way IT thinks, acts, and produces."

Please Note: Extended description available upon request.

IDC Opinion
In This Study
IT Executive Program Research Agenda
Situation Overview
Inherent Challenges of Enterprise Mobility
BYOD: Fostering Innovation and Collaboration
Defining the Mobility Platform
Enabling Developers with a Center of Excellence
App Development
Future Outlook
Essential Guidance
Next 6–12 Months
Longer Term
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Related Research
Figure: IT Executive Program Research Agenda Themes
Figure: Company Policy Lags Behind Shift to BYOD

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