ONE BIG SECRET TO CREATING A BETTER MOBILE STRATEGY
By Dipesh Hinduja – Mobile Solutions Architect, Stratix
If you’re reading this, you’re probably looking at an uncertain landscape ahead for mobility in your enterprise. All too often, it’s customary to react to industry trends, but it’s far trickier to weave those individual disparate solutions into a cohesive long-term strategy. It’s likely that you’re tasked with simultaneously managing and integrating separate systems of software and hardware for these functions:
- POS, and challenged to converge or implement mPOS capabilities
- Clienteling/putting the right technology in the hands of sales associates to “save the sale”
- Inventory management, on the shelves, in the store and at the point of distribution
- Supply chain migration of rugged devices from Windows embedded devices
- Corporately Owned, Personally Enabled (COPE) device management
It’s already a daunting challenge, and we haven’t even talked about robust support for a large workforce. As mobile technology continually evolves to incorporate phones, tablets, wearables and other components of the Internet of Things (IoT), the challenges of an effective mobile strategy will continue to mount.
That’s the big secret that enterprises will have to confront: There isn’t enough money, in-house support, institutional knowledge and strategic vision to leverage these technologies to their fullest. In order to make your enterprise mobility solutions work for you instead of the other way around, you’ll need a partner with deep expertise in managed mobility for retail – crafting customized solutions for the retail ecosystem, overseeing rapid device deployment and support and providing real-time visibility of your devices with actionable dashboards, insights and metrics.
True managed mobility services are the secret ingredient to a mobile strategy that simplifies these complexities and keeps you proactively ahead of industry trends and customer behavioral shifts. It’s the next step for enterprises who want the most return out of their investment in mobility.
For more information and insights on how to transform your mobile strategy, read our white paper, The Dirty Little Secret of Enterprise Mobility Technologies in Retail.