Everyone knows that mobile usage and adoption is exploding, but within an enterprise setting it has also seen some very good uptake. Our friends at Zendesk put together this beautiful infographic about mobile in enterprise.
Interesting to note that 65% of Fortune 500 are deploying an iPad internally (atleast FabriQate has helped a couple of those.. our little contribution!).
Mobile enterprise is general term to describe a corporation or large organization that supports critical business functions and use of business applications via wireless mobile devices. In a mobile enterprise, employees use mobile devices to do any or all of the following: access email, manage documents, provide customer relationship management, conduct enterprise resource planning, fill out invoices, work orders, purchase orders, etc. and manage a corporate calendar and address book. These are the most common applications though many other corporate mobile applications are also used by organizations around the world.
A mobile enterprise generally implies aggressive use of mobile technology facilitated by Internet-based data transmissions. As long as wireless network connectivity is available, enterprise databases can be remotely accessed and updated from anywhere in the world, at anytime, with any device equipped with a Web browser and by anyone with permission to access such services. A mobile enterprise leverages existing Internet infrastructure and TCP/IP installations. In a mobile enterprise, mobile clients are at parity with other traditional clients such as laptop and desktop computers. The emphasis is on expedient data interchange and communication; little or no emphasis is placed on the method of access.
A mobile enterprise is generally accepted to confer benefits in the areas of higher workforce productivity and employee satisfaction. Faster decision-making is another often cited benefit that results from employees having access to real-time data at the point of action, for example, during a meeting. Use of mobile applications in the workplace can increase worker productivity by as much as 45 percent