Mobility Special: The 12 Days of Christmas

Niamh Madigan

In keeping with the theme of Christmas that is about to consume us all, in true festive spirit, we wanted to share 12 favourite pieces of content with you, with a piece dedicated to each day of Christmas. We have tried our best to keep in line with the traditional song and apologies in advance if our timing is off!

Enjoy and wishing you all a wonderful Christmas and a Prosperous 2014!

1) On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, an infographic on investments for 2013 mobile strategy.

Infographic: Top Investment Priorities for Enterprise Mobility Strategy Makers in 2013

We surveyed our global network of enterprise mobility practitioners from leading organisations, who are implementing mobile technology for their workforce, to find out their biggest challenges and investment priorities for 2013 and beyond. Over 50% of respondents cited mobile apps, enterprise security and mobile device management as the solutions they hope to implement within the next 6 months. Have a look at our infographic to discover the main drivers behind investment in mobile technology.

2) On the second day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, a guide to stakeholder buy-in for mobility.

When aligning enterprise mobile technology and strategy, it is difficult to select the right technology to deliver your business objectives, whilst ensuring the technology doesn't become obsolete before the strategy itself.

Ensure Rapid Results from Your Mobility Initiatives

In this interactive panel discussion from the Enterprise Mobility Exchange in Miami 2013, a select group of mobility experts from buy-side and sell-side explain how to secure buy-in from across the business to ensure an integrated approach.

3) On the third day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, integration with systems of legacy!

Mobilise your Workforce to Improve Operational Efficiency

Measuring improvements in consumer and customer experience that come from enterprise mobility solutions can be a challenge. Hear mobility experts from Avery Dennison, Asian Paints and Dupont discuss how to integrate mobile technology with legacy systems in your enterprise to achieve this.

4) On the fourth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, lessons to implement BYOD.

Making BYOD Work for your Organisation

The "bring your own device" movement compels organisations to strike the right balance between employee freedom and corporate control over technology.

Organisations should take a measured approach to transition to BYOD, and chart a middle path to reap its benefits, to avoid falling behind proactive competitors. Jeff Wallace, VP Mobility, Ness explains how this can be done in the following FREE whitepaper.

5) On the fifth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, a guide for a mobile business intelligence strategy

Mobile Business Intelligence expected to be worth $136 billion by 2020

With enterprises focusing on mobile intelligence to streamline their processes internally and to gain a competitive advantage,; what are the real challenges in deploying MI and what can it bring to an enterprise? According to Gartner, the business intelligence market (including data warehouses and CRM analytics) is growing nine percent year on year, and is expected to surge to $81 billion by 2014 and as high as $136 billion by 2020. Ash Rashid, Head of Production of Enterprise Mobility Exchange shares his views.

6) On the sixth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me a webinar to drive Mobile Apps through open and agile technology!

Accelerate Mobile App Enablement for the Enterprise through open and agile technologies

The rate of app development and device releases is accelerating. Enterprises are in need of more stable, agile, and scalable mobile solutions. How can organizations balance the demands for a growing number of apps for multiple and ever-evolving devices/OSs that securely connect to a plethora of backend systems, many of which were conceived in pre-mobile days?

VDC Research Analyst, David Krebs, and Stephen Drake, VP Business Development, FeedHenry, explain how agile, open, and scalable approaches can relieve the pressure on IT while giving businesses the freedom to create compelling apps.

7) On the seventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, 7 tips to lower costs for mobile security.

7 Tips to Lower Security Budgets

Thinking of barrier enhancement solutions seems to be a default attitude when looking at mobile security. However, this will lead to paid probability reduction only and, therefore, higher than necessary costs. Michel de Goede, Strategy Consultant and Enterprise Architect at Alliander shares seven tips on how to enhance security whilst keeping budgets low.

8) On the eighth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, a guide for work and field force management for free.

Belgacom's Successful Launch of 4G & Tips to Boost Employee Satisfaction

Didier Audoor, Domain Manager at Belgacom, explains how the Belgium telecoms company is bringing a lot more enterprise mobility technology into their workspace, as more employees are using tablets in the field. He also highlights how Belgacom successfully increased the satisfaction rate within the organisation to 80% in a period of two years, and explains the successful launch of 4G, but acknowledges that the limits of wireless carriers and technology are unknown.

9) On the ninth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, a Google video for better collaboration internally

Google in the Enterprise

Giraldo Hierro, Head of Engineering at Google spoke to the Enterprise Mobility Exchange at the Las Vegas Exchange meeting about their mobility strategy, as well as current and future trends in mobility which are impacting the Enterprise. His predictions for the next five years include advancement around verbal technology and the enterprise wave which will continue to follow consumer trends.

10) On the tenth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, 10 Knowledge Partners in enterprise & field mobility

Top 10 Knowledge Partners in Enterprise & Field Mobility

At Enterprise Mobility Exchange we work with lots of online knowledge partners. We have put a list together of some who stand out from the crowd! The list is a combined resource of online networks, associations, websites and inspirational bloggers who are leading the way in this space. We suggest that you peruse our brief descriptions below and check them out, if you haven't done so before now.

11) On the eleventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me; a video on how mobile is revolutionary

Video: The Mobile Revolution

We're in the middle of a Mobile Revolution. Mobility is changing how we live and work. Are you prepared? The Enterprise Mobility Exchange has created a short video detailing the mobile revolution and its impact on enterprise mobility today. Watch this video to find out how the fast-paced growth in mobility is shaping businesses and enterprise mobility, and what a robust strategy can do to ensure success for the future of your organisation. Plus, find out where other enterprises are investing to remain at the forefront of this revolution, so you too can leverage enterprise mobility to increase performance, productivity and profitability.

12) On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, a report on the global state of enterprise mobility

Special Report - The Global State of Enterprise Mobility: A Look to the Past, Present & Future.

The Enterprise Mobility Exchange has just published the results of an industry-led survey. The resulting report gives a deep insight into the investment priorities of leading enterprise mobility and IT professionals. Some key findings include: Mobile Applications (47.6%) followed by BYOD devices and Mobile Device Management (MDM) are set to be the key priority investments for 2014. The report also shares exclusive industry insights including: 7 tips to lower security budget, 10 Industry lessons learned for successful implementation of mobility solutions and 7 future trends to watch out for in Enterprise Mobility.

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