By 2015, the global mobile workforce will rise to 1,300,000,000.
There is no question whether a business should adopt the latest trends within enterprise mobility, social media integration and big data or not, but rather when? The early adopters will have the advantage of gaining market share, discovering new line of business, or even eliminating the competitors that are reluctant to embrace mobility; but that raises another important question a company should ask is not when to adopt, but rather how to adopt enterprise mobility & big data in such a way that will cause the least amount of disruptions for the organization, its employees, partners, and customers. The other moving parts to consider are security, compliance, device management and existing IT investments.
If enterprise mobility, social media integration and big data solutions are in your plans for this year, you must already be preparing for the capabilities you need to develop within your organization for a successful delivery. Obviously the first step is to determine the value opportunities within your business and then determine which ones of these are most important today. Then you can sit down with your stakeholder teams and the development team to determine the dependencies for tools, infrastructure, investment, people, processes and policies.
Often it might be the case that your organization is not yet ready to pull together the tools that are necessary to get you started with your enterprise mobility, social media ,Fiori and big data initiatives. So if you are searching for the right option that works best for you in the near future as well as aligns with your long term future plans- here are a couple of determining factors.
This deployment model is most suited for mature organizations that have an internal IT operational staff, have aligned business resources and timeline correctly. Plus, the vision of mobility is clear with key priorities.
This deployment model is most suited for companies that want to quickly deploy Mobility but they don’t have the time to arrange for the IT resourcing and to to manage the deployment in-house. Cloud will be the right move for these organizations.
Finally, we believe that the optimal application strategy for most organizations might involve a hybrid approach. It might involve a mix of integrated platforms, departmental solutions and custom application, with a mix of on-premise and cloud based deployment. If business timelines can’t wait and many decisions are still in the air- you can begin to adopt mobility and Big Data solutions using a hybrid approach. In this model, you can setup your development and test environments on cloud- with an on-premise production system.
This is becoming more popular for many reasons including:
- Eliminates disruptions within existing IT plans/infrastructure
- Futuristic- gets you what you want today without causing future rework
- Meets the business timeline. Business users are happy
- Minimizes risks
- Gives you more time to think thoroughly about your delivery objectives without hindering progress
Sodales Solutions can work with you to come up with the right application deployment strategy for your mobility and big data delivery plans. Please contact me at email@example.com and I would be happy to speak with you for an information session.