Effectively preparing for mobile implementation

Enterprises no doubt understand the immense value of mobile devices, especially when it comes to areas such as staff communication and collaboration.

New tablets and smartphones released over recent years have changed how modern enterprises operate, often increasing the outreach of businesses.

A new study from ABI Research has outlined further changes are on the way, in part due to the robust growth of the mobile internet market. Mobile internet is essentially the enabler behind mobile device growth, as it makes it possible to stay connected  with a company regardless of physical location.

Enhanced network capacity

Mobile data subscriptions, as well as significantly enhanced network capacity, will be primary drivers of global mobile internet service revenue over the next few years. The ABI study found revenue is likely to reach US$456.7 billion by 2019.

Stronger mobile data capabilities can enhance connectivity for enterprise mobile users, for example increasing the number of services that can be accessed remotely. Anything from email access to full cloud file storage can be utilised through capable mobile connections.

What's more, services could in fact become cheaper in the near future, if current trends continue. In Western Europe, ABI says declining profits will have an effect.

"Facing continued price pressure driven by the competitive mobile market, mobile carriers have had to take on higher subscriber retention and acquisition costs to support their market positions," explained Marina Lu, a research analyst at ABI Research.

Implementing mobile devices

Enterprises need to integrate mobile devices into operations, but efforts can be hampered by failure to do so correctly. Project management training and certifications, like PRINCE2, are a necessity for the IT professionals in charge of deployments. Equipped with the right training, they're able to more effectively handle the entire process.

Using PRINCE2 is one of the best options, and can be utilised not just in mobile deployments, but also other projects within the enterprise.