Because users are increasingly equipped and productivity-oriented applications abound, companies are obliged to compete with lounge tablets and other smartphones. As they are more fun, more intuitive and above all, more efficient than the tools commonly used in working environments, mobile devices are making their presence felt at work.
With hindsight, managers are getting a better idea of the “Business Value” of mobility: the benefits in terms of traceability, reliability, efficiency and therefore productivity have convinced even the most reticent among them.
Whether motivated by governance, productivity or their attraction to this media, increasing numbers of companies are taking the plunge and going mobile.
Yet introducing mobility within the heart of any organization calls for a whole range of transformations they are not always prepared to accept… Here’s a glimpse of the eye of the storm…
One of the main reasons of this success is the fact that contents and functionalities are service-oriented, and make life easier on a daily basis. Specifically created for mobiles, the myriad of available applications means users can create their own customized work tool on their mobile phone. This trend has not escaped the attention of certain editors, who are now launching application suites devoted to productivity, and capable of interacting with each other.
This interaction between applications also promotes communication among users, who are not merely consuming information, but emitting information, everywhere and at all times. The increase in transmitters decentralizes information and is tending to alter the nature of exchanges between users: thanks to mobiles, they are becoming more independent and are encouraged to work collaboratively, as part of a network.
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