Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Biggest Challenges Implementing Enterprise Mobility

I closed the 2012 Mid-Year Enterprise Mobility Survey today after excellent community participation!  I want to thank everyone for their time in completing it!  I will now start writing up the formal report, but in the mean time I will leak some of the results for you here.

One of the survey sections was titled, "What are your biggest challenges to implementing enterprise mobility today?"  Here are the some of the results:

Finding a budget (for enterprise mobility)?
23% said Not Challenging
53% said Somewhat Challenging
24% said Very Challenging

Developing an enterprise-wide mobile strategy?
8% said Not Challenging
43% said Somewhat Challenging
49% said Very Challenging

Selecting the right mobile platform?
29% said Not Challenging
43% said Somewhat Challenging
28% said Very Challenging

Finding qualified mobility experts to assist with implementations?
18% said Not Challenging
45% said Somewhat Challenging
37% said Very Challenging

Selecting the right mobile security platform?
29% said Not Challenging
46% said Somewhat Challenging
25% said Very Challenging

Choosing the right mobile app development strategy and tools?
21% said Not Challenging
44% said Somewhat Challenging
35% said Very Challenging

Choosing which mobile operating systems to support?
35% said Not Challenging
47% said Somewhat Challenging
18% said Very Challenging

Determining the right ERP integration strategy?
27% said Not Challenging
42% said Somewhat Challenging
22% said Very Challenging

Determining anticipated ROIs (from enterprise mobility implementations)?
16% said Not Challenging
45% said Somewhat Challenging
39% said Very Challenging

Educating stakeholders on the potential impact of enterprise mobility on the business?
13% said Not Challenging
50% said Somewhat Challenging
38% said Very Challenging

Stay tuned for more results....
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Kevin Benedict, Mobile Industry Analyst, Mobile Strategy 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.