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Choose and Implement a Mobile Strategy

BYOD is only part of a custom-fit mobile strategy; choose the right mix of models, then tie all of your mobile initiatives together.

  • Most organizations realize the value of enterprise mobility, but want an approach that takes advantage of new technologies, while minimizing security threats, costs, and service desk headaches.
  • IT managers are often forced to adapt their strategy on the run according to the whims of the organization and to keep up with evolving trends in mobile technology. The result is an ad hoc approach that lacks a clear direction.

Our Advice

Critical Insight

  • A hybrid strategy can allow you to focus on security for users accessing sensitive information, offer choice to those who will benefit the most from it, and save money with users that only require basic apps.
  • Implement an EMM platform to serve as your primary defense against security threats arising from mobilization no matter which provisioning models you choose to deploy.
  • Be mindful of hidden costs, such as those associated with supporting multiple devices.

Impact and Result

  • Leverage the powerful potential of mobile to generate enterprise growth with a strategy that builds a direct path to your mobility goals.
  • Navigate the most common challenges that constrain mobile, such as costs, security risks, help desk workloads, and productivity concerns with confidence.
  • Possess a vision for how mobility will transform your organization in the future – including where it can be expanded, limited, and retooled – and execute a plan for implementing the mobile strategy that will take you there.

Choose and Implement a Mobile Strategy

Start here – read the Executive Brief

Read our concise Executive Brief to find out why you should choose and implement a mobile strategy, review Info-Tech’s methodology, and understand the four ways we can support you in completing this project.

1. Assess the current role of mobility in the organization

Establish a baseline by evaluating the current strategy and understanding the mobile requirements of different user groups within your organization.

2. Identify goals and craft the mobile strategy

Create a future vision for mobility in your organization and produce a business case to communicate your mobility vision to management.

3. Develop initiatives and finalize the mobile strategy

Craft a plan to implement the mobile strategy by creating a roadmap that outlines provisioning models, devices, management, training, and support.


Member Testimonials

After each Info-Tech experience, we ask our members to quantify the real-time savings, monetary impact, and project improvements our research helped them achieve. See our top member experiences for this blueprint and what our clients have to say.

10.0/10


Overall Impact

$11,197


Average $ Saved

65


Average Days Saved

Client

Experience

Impact

$ Saved

Days Saved

Hamilton Health Sciences

Guided Implementation

10/10

$10,000

10

Town Of Marana

Guided Implementation

10/10

$12,395

120

USANA Health Sciences

Guided Implementation

7/10

N/A

N/A

Construction Resources Management

Workshop

9/10

$25,000

10

BlueScope Buildings

Guided Implementation

10/10

$127K

20

City of Alexandria, VA

Guided Implementation

8/10

N/A

N/A


Onsite Workshop: Choose and Implement a Mobile Strategy

Onsite workshops offer an easy way to accelerate your project. If you are unable to do the project yourself, and a Guided Implementation isn't enough, we offer low-cost onsite delivery of our project workshops. We take you through every phase of your project and ensure that you have a roadmap in place to complete your project successfully.

Module 1: Assess the Current Role of Mobility in the Organization

The Purpose

  • Conduct a current-state assessment.
  • Identify pain points of the current approach to mobility.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • A breakdown and analysis of the current mobile strategy

Activities

Outputs

1.1

Identify user personas

  • Current-state description and cost breakdown
1.2

Conduct current-state assessment

1.3

Calculate the total cost of ownership

1.4

Insert mobility module into end-user survey

  • Updated end-user surveys
1.5

Identify pain points

  • Pain points list

Module 2: Identify Goals and Craft the Mobile Strategy

The Purpose

  • Identify enterprise mobility goals.
  • Determine provisioning model mix and choose devices.
  • Complete the Mobility Vision & Business Case. 

Key Benefits Achieved

A business case that articulates your vision for enterprise mobility

Activities

Outputs

2.1

Identify enterprise mobility goals.

  • List of mobility goals
2.2

Determine provisioning model mix.

  • Completed Mobility Vision & Business Case Template
2.3

Determine the future state and calculate the TCO for alternative approaches.

2.4

Finalize and communicate the organization’s strategic vision for mobility.

Module 3: Develop Initiatives and Finalize the Mobile Strategy

The Purpose

  • Brainstorm mobile initiatives.
  • Construct a mobile strategy roadmap.
  • Finalize and publish the mobile strategy. 

Key Benefits Achieved

  • A comprehensive mobile strategy and roadmap, encompassing provisioning models, devices, management, training, and support. 

Activities

Outputs

3.1

Brainstorm mobile initiatives.

  • List of specific initiatives and milestones for each project phase
3.2

Construct a mobile strategy roadmap.

  • Complete comprehensive project roadmap
3.3

Finalize and publish the mobile strategy.

  • Published mobile strategy and a plan to execute it

About Info-Tech

Info-Tech Research Group is the world’s fastest-growing information technology research and advisory company, proudly serving over 30,000 IT professionals.

We produce unbiased and highly relevant research to help CIOs and IT leaders make strategic, timely, and well-informed decisions. We partner closely with IT teams to provide everything they need, from actionable tools to analyst guidance, ensuring they deliver measurable results for their organizations.

Member Rating

10.0/10
Overall Impact

$11,197
Average $ Saved

65
Average Days Saved

After each Info-Tech experience, we ask our members to quantify the real-time savings, monetary impact, and project improvements our research helped them achieve.

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What Is a Blueprint?

A blueprint is designed to be a roadmap, containing a methodology and the tools and templates you need to solve your IT problems.

Each blueprint can be accompanied by a Guided Implementation that provides you access to our world-class analysts to help you get through the project.

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Try Our Guided Implementations

Get the help you need in this 3-phase advisory process. You'll receive 9 touchpoints with our researchers, all included in your membership.

Guided Implementation #1 - Assess the current role of mobility in the organization
  • Call #1 - Identify user personas
  • Call #2 - Conduct current-state assessment
  • Call #3 - Identify pain points of current approach to mobility

Guided Implementation #2 - Identify goals and craft the mobile strategy
  • Call #1 - Identify enterprise mobility goals
  • Call #2 - Determine provisioning model mix and device choice
  • Call #3 - Complete the Mobility Vision & Business Case

Guided Implementation #3 - Develop initiatives and finalize the mobile strategy
  • Call #1 - Brainstorm mobile initiatives
  • Call #2 - Construct a mobile strategy roadmap
  • Call #3 - Finalize and publish the mobile strategy

Contributors

  • Chris Burford, 1199SEIU National Benefit Fund
  • Jessica Keyes, President, New Art Technologies Inc.
  • Udo Waibel, CTO, FrontRange Solutions

Additional interviews were conducted but, due to privacy and confidentiality requirements, they are not listed.

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