CMR’s Enterprise Mobility Roundtable 2012



Mobility has been accepted as the most disruptive technology innovation faced by enterprises today. In the past few years, mobile devices have evolved from just providing enterprise email and data on-the-move to introducing applications and services that has the potential to change the way companies do business. Mobility can help companies leverage contextual data to reach out to their customers more effectively.Mobile technologies today have untethered businesses from their fixed location, unlocked immense value and unleashed innovative solutions to further help businesses. Enterprises are at the cusp of realizing the immense potential of mobility.The use of smartphones and tablets are especially beneficial for enterprise mobility keeping employees connected whether at the office or when working off-site remotely. With IP communications on the rise and mobile devices like smartphones and tablets becoming an everyday commodity, the push to the mobile workforce is now easier than ever before.There are more mobile phones on the planet today than tooth brushes and according to a recent study, more than 1.19 billion workers – 34.9% of the global workforce – will be using mobile technology by 2013. These startling shifts in the adoption of communications technologies have made Enterprise Mobility one of the most disruptive technology innovations in recent timesKey trends in Enterprise Mobility:

  • Creating New Mobile Driven Business Processes: The adoption of smartphones has reached even the traditional sections of the workforce. With the disappearance of business/ consumer divide in terms of adoption of technologies, companies are increasingly forced to revamp their business processes, so as to realize the potential benefits of mobiles. These new business processes centered on the concept of mobility, which involve technologies such as Cloud and Analytics, use context-driven and location-aware data to influence the way companies function.
  • Defining Business Models for Mobile Implementation: The speed of innovation around mobile technologies, combined with multiplicity of platforms and releases have stretched the resources of companies. Mobility today offers newer business streams, but managing mobile implementation has become a much more complex affair. Companies need to look beyond the models they have been using to manage their IT and look for mobility specific business models such as On-Demand Provisioning, Pay-Per-Use Pricing and free+premium model for app usage.
  • IT Policies vs. Smartphone App Explosion: The availability of sleeker, better equipped phones in the market are throwing the traditional IT policies in the back seat. Companies are facing tremendous pressures from their employees for better devices or worse still, to adopt a “bring your own device” policy. The implications of such policies to security are tremendous. These pressures add complexity to management of apps and devices for the companies.

Amidst all this, enterprise IT managers have a tight line to walk with their mobility strategy. Every company has to determine what benefits mobility can bring. CMR- SAP Enterprise Mobility Roundtable brings in all sides of the equation, examining the pitfalls, costs, as well as the collaborative, efficient, and integrated organization that mobility can help create.

Join us at the CMR –SAP Enterprise Mobility Roundtable to get a view of the latest trends in Enterprise Mobility from CMR Analysts and SAP Solution experts. It will be a unique opportunity to experience first-hand some of the latest enterprise mobile applications on SAP Platform !

Who should attend?

A must attend event for CIOs, Directors, VPs, GMs – IT and other technology decision makers and influencers from large enterprises across all major industry verticals.