The 2011 "Eggs with Benedict" enterprise mobility series was a lot of fun (5 countries in 5 days), but kind of tiring. This year 5 countries over a period of about 5 weeks. Stayed tuned...
Today, we had some very interesting discussions. At least I think they were. I couldn't understand much of it, but we laughed a lot!
Seriously, we discussed how to merge the mobile requirements of a line-of-business, with their unique enterprise mobility requirements, with the company's need for mobile standards. Each group is pulled in different directions based upon immediate and long term enterprise mobility ambitions.
I also heard of a very funny proof of concept. A manufacturer loaned out several rugged tablets to be tested. These rugged tablets had touch screens, but the touch screens would not work until you logged in. The result is you needed portable keyboards to login, but then you could use the touch screen. IS THAT CRAZY OR WHAT!? Those tablets did not make the short list.
Kevin Benedict, Independent Mobile Industry Analyst, Consultant and SAP Mentor Alumnus
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Full Disclosure: I am an independent mobility analyst, consultant and blogger. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.