Mobility's Fastest Interview: Coca-Cola's Mobility Strategy
John Leabeater, Lead Technical Analyst, Coca-Cola Bottling Consolidated (CCBC) shares exclusive insight into CCBC's mobility initiatives and gives his views on the rapidly evolving enterprise mobility market - all in 140 characters max per answer!
Enterprise Mobility Exchange (EME): Do you have a mobility strategy already in place?
J Leabeater: We have a one to two year mobile device strategy for consumer devices and a three to five year strategy for enterprise rugged devices.
EME: How has the consumerisation of IT effected how you pick and choose devices for your workforce?
J Leabeater: Consumer devices fit very well with sales and point of sale roles, and on the manufacturing and supply chain roles.
EME: What would you say are the biggest challenges in your current mobility initiatives?
J Leabeater: Educating business users on what change means and being able to say to them, we're willing to accept the new consumer devices at a later point.
EME: What do you feel the supplier community can do to help you overcome these challenges?
J Leabeater: When it comes to vendors, the customer must take ownership of the relationship. Otherwise vendors may go the opposite way of where we need to be.
EME: Do you have a BYOD policy in place in your organisation and how do you manage the increased security risks?
J Leabeater: We do. After an influx of smart devices, we had to discover ways in which we could better work with our users to adopt newer technologies.
EME: Do you use a mobile device management solution and, if so, why?
J Leabeater: Yes. We were using a point of contact mobile device manager, which meant we had to touch every device and that could take us up to three months.
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