Why Enterprise Strategies Must Drive Mobility

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 12-20-2013 Email Print this article Print

The mobile revolution is now arguably in its third decade (if one counts the 2G network first launched in Finland in 1991 as comprising the starting point.) Since then, a dizzying blitz of innovative changes have shaped what we now know as the mobile age, advancing app performance, cloud adoption and other tech initiatives. And with bring your own device (BYOD) acceptance only getting stronger, it's critical for organizations to incorporate enterprisewide thinking in terms of their mobile strategies, according to a recent survey from CA Technologies. That's because piecemealed, siloed efforts will only inspire confusion and frustration as concerns mount over security and privacy, multiple platform support, budget constraints, and a lack of appropriately skilled personnel. "CIOs are under enormous pressure to address the rapid pace of technology change and evolution," says Ram Varadarajan, general manager of new business innovation for CA Technologies. "Mobility has dramatically elevated the complexity of what is needed both for internal users and customers." An estimated 1,300 global senior IT decision-makers took part in the research. For more about the survey, click here

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.


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