7 Common mistakes why enterprise mobility is not a success

Common mistakes why mobility is not a success in most companies
Enterprise Mobility Management is more than just MDM, MAM, costs and carrier relationships. Essentially enterprise mobility management is a culture to enable smartphones and tablets in an organisation with a complete range of end to end solutions optimised to meet your requirements in the organisation. Close control and management of the EMM strategy is required with priority given to security, policies and governance and most importantly innovation.

Mistake #1: Not asking for help from a professional.
Mobility is a specialised service and skill and it’s important that your company is ready for the challenges that it will face. Invest in the management platform and a person who can assist with the rollout to provide strategy, advice and guidance along the road. Watch your business grow.

Mistake #2: Thinking you don’t need to manage enterprise mobility.
Enterprise mobility is more than an asset registry of who has what device. Mobile device must be managed as tightly as you manage PC’s and Laptops. It’s your responsibility to manage these devices.

Mistake #3: Underestimating your requirements for mobility.
Employees want to use mobility in a corporate environment like they do on their personal phones. We are all consumers at the end of the day.

Mistake #4: Being too vague about your EMM strategy.
There is not one size fits all in mobility. The strategy has to be very specific covering all the aspects from process to security. The EMM plan has to unique to your organisation.

Mistake #5: Not starting early or at all.
It’s easy to hand mobile devices to the employees, however it they are not secured and used for more than just telephone it can take longer than anticipated. It takes lots of planning, precise execution and management to ensure that EMM is a success in your organisation. Firstly make sure that the support systems are in place before you roll out the devices.

Mistake #6: Plan with a small amount of stakeholders.
When deciding on mobility and the impact that it will have n the organisation you need to have the stakeholder contributing towards the EMM strategy. Lots of planning in the early stages means fewer issues in the long run.

Mobile devices and operating systems change on a regular basis and IT needs to be aware and able to support these new versions. Support systems have to cater for all versions of software and hardware.

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