Smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices have permeated the workplace; they are—whether we want them to be or not—part of an organization’s digital ecosystem. Employees and associates, suppliers and business partners all use the devices to get things done—both outside and inside the business. Integrating mobile into the way business is conducted—when done well—can support, enable and improve usage of work processes. Therefore, it is imperative to consider the mobile aspect of any digital solution as part of the initial strategy, ensuring its integration into a developmental roadmap.
Mobile requires a new way of thinking, with a line of sight toward business goals
There are many considerations that go into developing digital enterprise solutions— and the experienced consultants at LDS ensure that these are incorporated into strategic designs that meet your business goals. These considerations include:
- Different devices and their specific form factors require different designs—and can leverage different functionality.
- User experience should be device agnostic, feeling similar and harmonious, yet utilize the different capabilities among the devices both mobile and traditional.
- Smooth transitions between and among devices requires thoughtful consideration of data and content storage and delivery.
- Developing priorities for business needs and high-impact use cases helps direct an optimal strategy for mobile integration.
- Governance and mobile policy development are critical to success.
- Collaboration and social networking tools must be available and integrated into a mobile strategy.
- Mobile offers a set of integrated capabilities that can be leveraged for additional functionality, including use of cameras, GPS, voice input, alerts and Near Field Communication.
- Some mobile devices have limitations such as the iPhone and iPad limitations on Flash and rollovers, creating a need for alternative methods to deliver information.