Multiple Devices for Multiple Workgroups
Multiple devices for multiple workgroups
Some companies know right off the bat that they need to support multiple devices for multiple purposes and workgroups. A mail processing equipment and solutions provider (and pioneer in using wireless technology) realized that the only way to have a scalable and flexible mobile solution that grew with their business was to utilize a mobility platform. As they integrated their business units across the globe, the mobility platform allowed the company to offer a variety of smartphones to satisfy the different requirements of its business units.
Today, this organization uses a single mobile platform to easily support its 5,000 field workers in Europe and North America using a mix of BlackBerry and Windows Mobile smartphones. Plus, they have the freedom and flexibility to change these devices at any time to meet new business needs.
Device proliferation is here to stay. If you think that one device type will meet all the needs of your mobile workers, think again. If you're paralyzed by the plethora of smartphones, fear not. By taking a platform approach to mobility, you can achieve true device independence and enable your organization to focus on leveraging the right devices and building the proper applications to gain an edge over your competition.
Jason Wong is Senior Product Marketing Manager at Antenna Software. Jason is responsible for product messaging and strategy. For more than a decade, Jason has worked in the worlds of mobility and enterprise software, from startups to large, national telecommunications companies. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.