How to Successfully Outsource Mobile Device Deployments
Companies are discovering that deploying mobile devices to employees dispersed throughout remote locations can be a very daunting task. Getting those users up and running and providing them with the applications, network access and support they need to use those devices productively can be overwhelming. As a result, few organizations have carried out large-scale mobility deployments with success. Here, Knowledge Center contributor Mort Rosenthal explains how to successfully outsource your next mobile device deployment.With IT resources increasingly stretched thin, enterprises find that outsourcing various aspects of mobile device deployments can be an optimal strategy for addressing the needs of mobile employees. Depending on their mobility requirements, companies can choose to outsource initial device deployment, replacement and repair, and/or ongoing management and support. By following the steps I'm about to outline, companies can make the most of their outsourcing efforts, streamlining and speeding their mobility deployments, and finding ways to control mobility costs. With careful planning and execution, outsourcing can reduce the costs of providing the mobile work force with the tools they need to work effectively on the road, without requiring additional staff.
Step No. 1: Recognize the inherent challenges mobile devices pose before the deployment