World Class Organizations mobility a standard feature in IT applications

World Class Organizations mobility a standard feature in IT applications

World Class Organizations mobility –  CIOs are incorporating mobility into their IT applications and business operational solutions. All of the recent major advances in technology have moved mobility into the mainstream.  In addition, they are building on the average user’s mobile-device comfort level that exists due to smartphones.

The primary driver for this mobile-ready technology is simple: world class application solutions more easily meet evolving industry needs, and are accessible to broad range of top managers in a manner that matches the work styles – and even the personal lives – of the internal and external users who depend on them.

BYOD - mobility policy
BYOD – mobility policy

Business professionals typically carry one or more devices with them at all times. Over 85% of IT functions have moved out of the denial stage regarding the “bring-your-own-device” (BYOD) movement and are successfully managing the operational complexity created by employee-owned, multi-platform mobile devices connected to their networks.

In a recent Janco Associates survey of c-level executives – including CEOs, CFOs, and CIOs:

  1. 36% of respondents said that they currently access their organization’s core operational and financial data, via smartphone or mobile device.
  2. Only 23% of the c-level executives interviewed describe themselves as technology “early adopters” or “techno-centric.”

C-level executives and top managers are no longer tied to their desks, and while they are on the move, the information that they need moves with them. In previous generations of technology “mobility” and “productivity” were at cross-purposes, the latest generation of IT applications and business operational solutions has paired the two successfully, providing increased access to information that improves efficiency. In sum, c-level executives and top managers no longer have to be techno-centric in order to leverage world class IT applications and business operational across the enterprise.

In the case of mobile IT applications and business operational functionality, CIOs need to understand the business processes, and relate with other c-level executives and top manages, and understanding how mobile access of information changes the way the enterprise operates.

For instance, a mobile IT applications and business operational solution, allows managers to approve workflows on the go – something that would otherwise have to wait until the manager is back in the office.

In the world of mobile business management, production and operations managers have instant access to information about potential problems, and these managers can even authorize changes to expedite specific work orders or deliveries. Since this data is linked to the enterprise’s other applications, the cost ramifications of real-time changes will become immediately apparent to business and finance leadership as well.

Bring Your Own Device Policy updated to to meet Disaster Recovery, Business Continuity and Corporate Intellectual Property Requirements

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Author: Victor Janulaitis

M. Victor Janulaitis is the CEO of Janco Associates. He has taught at the USC Graduate School of Business, been a guest lecturer at the UCLA's Anderson School of Business, a Graduate School at Harvard University, and several other universities in various programs.