More than one-third of organizations reportedly lack a formal mobility plan. Here are steps every CIO can take to ensure their IT departments are building a successful enterprise mobile strategy.
Quick rundown on the latest mobile IT news for Wednesday, 3/12 including: mobile contactless transactions on the rise and what role Visa and Mastercard are playing in this, the closing of hundreds of Staples stores due to mobile push, what's going on in the tablet shipment market for the Middle East and Africa, why IT channel firms need to seize enterprise mobility opportunity according to TechTarget and what's going on with V2V and V2X communication systems.
The Don't Ask, Don't Tell approach to BYOD doesn't work anymore, and a new IBM study confirms that mobile strategy leaders need policies that are well thought-out, documented and communicated.
A survey released by Information Week shows that only 73 percent of medium to large businesses have a digital and mobile strategy, while 27 percent of those that do have a strategy in place say its weak or ineffectual. Given the impact mobile devices have on the way enterprises connect with consumers, these numbers are pretty dismal.
Most enterprises plan to increase their investments in mobile technologies over the next 12 to 18 months, according to a survey of 600 senior managers surveyed by IBM.
IT service providers are finally investing in mobility instead of just talking about it, judged Kathryn Weldon, principal analyst for mobility at Current Analysis.
There is a shortage of in-house expertise that is forcing enterprises to outsource mobile application development, according to a survey of 232 IT and business leaders conducted by IT staffing firm TEKsystems.
Netbiscuits has released an infographic detailing the steps that companies need to take to effectively develop their mobile strategies.