Enterprise Mobility: ROI vs. The Cost Of Doing Nothing

Over the past few years, the idea of a formal mobility initiative for the plant floor has certainly caught on. A recent study found 74% of organizations surveyed were using or adopting a BYOD strategy. And with good reason: Motorola found that mobile empowered employees saved an average of 42 minutes per day. These and other positive statistics related to the use of mobile devices in enterprise are no secret to the plant floor. Many companies are highly motivated to find useful apps they can leverage to increase efficiency and decrease downtime. The executives and managers we talk to easily grasp the benefits of having their workers use mobile devices to complete forms, submit reports and perform other tasks right in the work flow, rather than having them leave the area to perform these tasks on a stationary interface. In spite of the obvious benefits of implementing a mobility solution, the acceptance process for these systems can be quite long, even for very interested users. After a long drawn out process, some eventually decide against going forward with mobility. Why is that? And what can we do about it?

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