Mobile and Wireless: Mobilizing Enterprise Apps: 10 Tips for Doing Business on Smartphones, Tablets

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2012-05-03 Print this article Print
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Identify two to three mobile applications that are the most widely used or have the biggest effect on revenue, and mobilize those key applications first. This introduces employees to the idea of using mobile business apps and gets any skeptics on board once they see successful productivity and return on investment
There's no question about it: The ability to conduct business on the go, anywhere and at any time, is already an essential competitive element in most businesses. As more sophisticated and powerful mobile devices enter the market every few months, more companies and their employees want to use these devices for business purposes. This means companies need to seriously consider mobilizing their most important business applications to adjust to the growing mobile workforce. Here are 10 best practices for mobilizing enterprise applications. Our expert resource for this slide show is Regev Yativ, president and CEO of Magic Software Americas, which provides software as a service (SaaS) application and business integration platforms.
Chris Preimesberger Chris Preimesberger was named Editor-in-Chief of Features & Analysis at eWEEK in November 2011. Previously he served eWEEK as Senior Writer, covering a range of IT sectors that include data center systems, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, green IT, e-discovery and IT governance. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. Chris won a national Folio Award for magazine writing in November 2011 for a cover story on and CEO-founder Marc Benioff, and he has served as a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards since 2005. In previous IT journalism, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, covering NCAA and NBA basketball, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director at Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford and NCAA tournament basketball, since 1983. He has covered a number of major events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention, a Presidential press conference at the White House in 1993, the Emmy Awards (three times), two Rose Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl, several NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, a Formula One Grand Prix auto race, a heavyweight boxing championship bout (Ali vs. Spinks, 1978), and the 1985 Super Bowl. A 1975 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Chris has won more than a dozen regional and national awards for his work. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.Follow on Twitter: editingwhiz

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