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Common Enterprise Mobility Hurdles

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I have seen many companies use Mobility to create & expand advantages over their customers and streamline processes, increasing staff & customer satisfaction. Recently a Sybase Survey by Kelton Research highlighted that this year 21% of IT Managers surveyed are looking to introduce 20+ Mobile Applications into their organizations

What sort of questions should these guys be asking to help qualify their Enterprise Mobility Projects? I have 9 questions that should help you in initial discussions in 3 sections and once answered help to reduce any problems later down the road, before letting your users loose!

HurdleWhat to Mobilize?

  1. What will result in the maximum productivity gain?
  2. How can I maximize ROI?
  3. What is possible given my existing technology infrastructure?

HurdleHow to Mobilize?

  1. How do I connect to disparate back-end systems?
  2. Can I develop applications for multiple device types? 
  3. How can I minimize the learning curve?

HurdleHow to Deploy?

  1. How do I deploy the mobile application to end users?
  2. How can I ensure the security of enterprise mobile assets and data?
  3. How do I remotely manage heterogeneous device types?

Are you ready?

Please check back on Friday for the next article in my Series - Sybase Unwired Platform and please follow me on Twitter @ithain

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As one of the Sybase Technical Evangelists, Ian regularly addresses technical audiences all over the world and his sessions are always very well attended. He also writes education classes, whitepapers, demos and articles for various Sybase products and publishes regularly in Journals such as SYS-CON's PBDJ and International Developer Magazine. He is also the Sybase Unwired Platform & PocketBuilder Evangelist and works closely with the team in Dublin, CA and Concord, MA on new features and demonstrations for the products. In his customer-facing Evangelist role, Ian is very involved with the design, production and testing of Enterprise class Unwired Solutions, that have been implemented using Sybase's Unwired tools for Sybase customers around the globe. In addition, Ian is a dedicated technical expert continually working with Sybase's key partners and clients to enhance the capabilities of the Unwired solutions that Sybase can offer to its customers. Ian can also be found on Twitter @ithain

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