Why Cloud Integration Is Critical for Mobility

 
 
By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 04-18-2017 Email
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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    Why Cloud Integration Is Critical for Mobility

    Enterprises are extending mobility efforts to support greater cloud integration and app management. They're also incorporating IoT into mobility initiatives.
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    Game Plan
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    Game Plan

    89% of the IT decision-makers surveyed said their organization has a mobility strategy in place.
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    Budget Bump

    69% said their company will likely increase its investment in mobility in 2017, and 30% said that they'll boost this investment by more than 10%.
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    Moving to the Cloud

    67% of the IT decision-makers surveyed said their company is pursuing cloud integration as part of its mobility efforts, in addition to mobile device management.
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    Managed Support

    65% said their organization is deploying mobile app management, and 59% said they are investing in managed mobility services.
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    Connected Effort

    46% said their company is incorporating IoT integration into its mobility strategies, and 39% said their organization has developed a policy creation and enforcement plan to support mobility.
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    IT Provisioned

    57% of the IT decision-makers surveyed said their company provides mobile devices to employees as part of their mobility strategy.
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    Top Benefits of Mobility Investments

    Improved employee productivity: 19%, Greater data access: 15%, Increased sales: 14%, Better internal communication: 14%, Enhanced data capture and accuracy: 14%
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    Top Challenges of Mobility Investments

    Data security: 21%, Budget constraints: 15%, Device management: 13%, Employee training and change management: 12%, Effective development of custom apps: 11%
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    Impact on Mobility Strategies

    28% of the IT decision-makers surveyed said that their cloud integration will have the most beneficial impact on their mobility strategies, and 17% said their security efforts will have the greatest impact.
 

With most organizations looking to increase investment in their mobility efforts in 2017, cloud integration is emerging as a must-have IT mobility capability, according to a recent survey from DMI and Clutch. Companies are also proactively pursuing mobile device and mobile app management, in addition to internet of things (IoT) integration, findings reveal. And to make sure the device deployment doesn't lead to security breaches and other problems, organizations are coming up with a policy creation and enforcement plan. Through such measures, they're reaping the rewards of greater employee productivity, data access, sales, internal communications and data capture. However, they still struggle with device management challenges, as well as employee training gaps. Through continued collaboration with users, CIOs and other IT leaders hope to resolve these issues, while fostering an enterprise mobility environment that maximizes the benefits of the cloud, the IoT and data tools. "We have seen the way mobility has grown in the enterprise," said Varun Dogra, CTO of DMI. "Initially, it was about device security and accessing emails. Now, enterprise mobility is more about applications and data. It's mobile-first, cloud-first everywhere." More than 580 U.S. IT decision-makers took part in the research.

 
 
 
 
 
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.

 
 
 
 
 
 

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