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Asian businesses embrace mobility to remain competitive

Nurdianah Md Nur | June 7, 2013
Regional businesses are looking to leverage enterprise mobility technologies in the coming year to reap their benefits, according to IDC’s recent surveys.

Asian business leaders will be investing more in enterprise mobility technologies in the next 12 months to ensure that their organisations remain competitive, according to a recent IDC C-Suite Barometer survey.

Based on IDC's June 2013 enterprise mobility study, most regional organisations will be focusing their mobile strategy on re-engineering of internal work flows and processes (58 percent) for the next one to two years. 

Forty-three percent of the surveyed will focus on standardising the list of platforms and devices to be used internally, while 38 percent will invest more in application lifestyle management.

"It is encouraging to see Asian organisations re-engineering their internal business processes and work flows to take advantage of mobility. This is necessary if businesses are going to realise the full value of their huge investments in mobility," said Adrian Dominic Ho, principal analyst for Mobility Lead at IDC.

Organisations looking to implement mobility strategies should be prepared for challenges that come along with it.

The respondents from IDC June 2013 enterprise mobility survey named the following top five challenges that their organisations faced during implementation of their mobility survey: 

  1. Security and compliance issues - 79.1 percent
  2. Constant change in scope and ambitions - 52.5 percent
  3. IT infrastructure was not in place - 50.7 percent
  4. Integration of mobile applications - 46.3 percent
  5. Cost overrun/too expensive - 44.8 percent.

 

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