Comments
yourfanat wrote: I am using another tool for Oracle developers - dbForge Studio for Oracle. This IDE has lots of usefull features, among them: oracle designer, code competion and formatter, query builder, debugger, profiler, erxport/import, reports and many others. The latest version supports Oracle 12C. More information here.
Cloud Expo on Google News
SYS-CON.TV
Cloud Expo & Virtualization 2009 East
PLATINUM SPONSORS:
IBM
Smarter Business Solutions Through Dynamic Infrastructure
IBM
Smarter Insights: How the CIO Becomes a Hero Again
Microsoft
Windows Azure
GOLD SPONSORS:
Appsense
Why VDI?
CA
Maximizing the Business Value of Virtualization in Enterprise and Cloud Computing Environments
ExactTarget
Messaging in the Cloud - Email, SMS and Voice
Freedom OSS
Stairway to the Cloud
Sun
Sun's Incubation Platform: Helping Startups Serve the Enterprise
POWER PANELS:
Cloud Computing & Enterprise IT: Cost & Operational Benefits
How and Why is a Flexible IT Infrastructure the Key To the Future?
Click For 2008 West
Event Webcasts
Opportunities and Enterprise Mobility?
Thoughts and findings - 3 of 5

This is the third in a series of five initial articles, in which I'm going to put my thoughts and findings on the subject of Enteprise Mobility. For this article I've decided to discuss the Opportunities that lie in front of companies that undertake an Enterprise Mobility Strategy.

As part of making 'Mobility for the Masses', that I mentioned in my last article, the Information Worker (example here) has become a key mobile worker. The oppertunites to be gained here are...

  • Ability to mobilize workflow
  • Enabling transparency of business processes
  • Zero latency of the above
  • Agility of the worker with competitive data at their fingertips... anytime & anywhere

Opportunities

Many critical processes are part of business process/workflow such as Purchase order requisition, HR requisition, Expense approvals, Intranet notifications, Timesheets, Tracking KPIs and CRM sales activity. If these business processes/workflows are not completed in a timely manner, productivity can be impacted. Here is an example of the old way...

  • Mobile field worker sends approval request
  • Manager at airport, gets text email
  • Manager has to wait until online at the hotel to approve request
  • Mobile field worker returns next day to complete repair

More travel, another day of the workers time... and more importantly another day of the customers time

Mobilizing Workflow
Now mobilizing the process/workflow transparently, creates a whole new way...

  • Mobile field worker sends approval request
  • Manager at airport, gets text email and instantly approves request, no longer having to wait until he is online at the hotel
  • Mobile field worker receives the approval and proceeds with repair

More productivity from the worker & great service to the customer

With consumer led devices being adopted in the Enterprise, through employees being allowed to bring devices into the Enterprise, businesses can bring consumer lessons into their company as well, such as App Stores for example.

Other possible oppertunities for Enterprise Mobility, include mCommerce, though there needs to be either a small eco-system with high transactions, or a larger eco-system with small transactions, to make sense.

About Ian Thain
As one of the Sybase Technical Evangelists, Ian regularly addresses technical audiences all over the world and his sessions are always very well attended. He also writes education classes, whitepapers, demos and articles for various Sybase products and publishes regularly in Journals such as SYS-CON's PBDJ and International Developer Magazine. He is also the Sybase Unwired Platform & PocketBuilder Evangelist and works closely with the team in Dublin, CA and Concord, MA on new features and demonstrations for the products. In his customer-facing Evangelist role, Ian is very involved with the design, production and testing of Enterprise class Unwired Solutions, that have been implemented using Sybase's Unwired tools for Sybase customers around the globe. In addition, Ian is a dedicated technical expert continually working with Sybase's key partners and clients to enhance the capabilities of the Unwired solutions that Sybase can offer to its customers. Ian can also be found on Twitter @ithain

In order to post a comment you need to be registered and logged in.

Register | Sign-in

Reader Feedback: Page 1 of 1

I agree that being able to take advantage of a BYO phone (bring your own phone) strategy is key to successful enterprise mobility. Securely and inexpensively making that phone a part of the corporate communications ecosystem - making it so the device (1) carries the deskphone number (so users are not juggling personal and business numbers), (2) integrates with enterprise social networking productivity apps (Mobile Presence and Status) and (3) is under IT control -- is key to being successful with your enterprise mobility strategy.

Rich Watson, DiVitas Networks


Your Feedback
Rich wrote: I agree that being able to take advantage of a BYO phone (bring your own phone) strategy is key to successful enterprise mobility. Securely and inexpensively making that phone a part of the corporate communications ecosystem - making it so the device (1) carries the deskphone number (so users are not juggling personal and business numbers), (2) integrates with enterprise social networking productivity apps (Mobile Presence and Status) and (3) is under IT control -- is key to being successful with your enterprise mobility strategy. Rich Watson, DiVitas Networks
Latest Cloud Developer Stories
DX World EXPO, LLC, a Lighthouse Point, Florida-based startup trade show producer and the creator of "DXWorldEXPO® - Digital Transformation Conference & Expo" has announced its executive management team. The team is headed by Levent Selamoglu, who has been named CEO. "Now is the ...
"Space Monkey by Vivent Smart Home is a product that is a distributed cloud-based edge storage network. Vivent Smart Home, our parent company, is a smart home provider that places a lot of hard drives across homes in North America," explained JT Olds, Director of Engineering, an...
DevOps is under attack because developers don’t want to mess with infrastructure. They will happily own their code into production, but want to use platforms instead of raw automation. That’s changing the landscape that we understand as DevOps with both architecture concepts (Clo...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Conference Guru has been named “Media Sponsor” of the 22nd International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 5-7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York, NY. A valuable conference experience generates new contacts, sales leads, potentia...
In his Opening Keynote at 21st Cloud Expo, John Considine, General Manager of IBM Cloud Infrastructure, led attendees through the exciting evolution of the cloud. He looked at this major disruption from the perspective of technology, business models, and what this means for enter...
Subscribe to the World's Most Powerful Newsletters
Subscribe to Our Rss Feeds & Get Your SYS-CON News Live!
Click to Add our RSS Feeds to the Service of Your Choice:
Google Reader or Homepage Add to My Yahoo! Subscribe with Bloglines Subscribe in NewsGator Online
myFeedster Add to My AOL Subscribe in Rojo Add 'Hugg' to Newsburst from CNET News.com Kinja Digest View Additional SYS-CON Feeds
Publish Your Article! Please send it to editorial(at)sys-con.com!

Advertise on this site! Contact advertising(at)sys-con.com! 201 802-3021



SYS-CON Featured Whitepapers
ADS BY GOOGLE