Let’s imagine you’re stuck in the car with your colleagues for hours on the way to a conference. If you’re using your own phone, you’re going to be concerned about the internet and data charges you rack up during the trip.
The Problem with Doing Everything Yourself
A rising trend in many companies is the idea that they should, wherever possible, try to bring all of their operations ‘in house’. If you reduce outsourcing you increase the control you have over what’s going on and what you’re paying for when it comes to the countless things that keep your company running. Having direct oversight of each department and each expenditure is always a good thing, right?
Your IT department has probably been struggling to deal with mobile devices on the company network since the days of the BlackBerry – and things haven’t gotten easier with the rise of the smartphone. If they’re not helping employees set up email or connect to Wi-Fi, they’re worrying about device security, whether mobile apps will cause integration issues with existing enterprise platforms, or trying to explain to employees why jailbroken devices aren’t allowed on the network. And that’s on top of maintaining and supporting other enterprise tech infrastructure.
Agreeing on Wireless Mobile Service Policy
Managing mobility in an enterprise environment is a complex endeavor – and it’s not just because mobile technology evolves at a mind-boggling pace. Each stakeholder involved in your business has specific goals in mind when it comes to mobile in the enterprise environment. From business unit leaders, to HR, to finance, and IT – everyone knows what they need, and what should be a priority. And any changes in your organization’s approach to mobility will have to take all these needs into account.