When gaining organizational buy-in for a Managed Mobility Services (MMS) program, it’s easy to focus on the bottom line: what is this going to cost and how much is it going to save me? And for good reason. After all, Enterprise IT spend has reached an estimated $3.4 trillion worldwide, and telecom accounts for 15 percent of that spend.
But cost isn’t the whole story.
With the explosion of the Internet of Things (IoT), and endless endpoints – that’s mobile devices, laptops, wearables, sensors, and more – it’s more important than ever for enterprises to understand their entire telecom infrastructure. That means understanding what they own, who’s using it, and what it’s costing – and how to optimize their system for efficient and effective program management.
The true value in an MMS program goes beyond cost savings. MMS makes it possible for an IT department to go from a reactionary, “keep the lights on” force, to a strategic driver of key business initiatives—for starters. Read on for the Top 3 Reasons to Invest in an Enterprise Mobility Program:
- Create a Consistent Experience for Users Around the World
In a typical enterprise organization, the workforce varies from sales, operations, marketing, finance, and more. But what is constant is the need for IT to manage the most “personal” part of the user experience so an employee can say, “I can work from anywhere as long as my devices are doing what I need them to do.” When your devices work as they should, so does your workforce. After all, employees don’t just utilize their connected mobile devices to complete tasks, but also IoT sensors that track business processes like production levels and more.
- Streamline, Automate and Optimize IT Business Processes
An MMS solution creates a seamless integrated mobility environment, where device and data details can be acted on from anywhere at any time. This makes it easy to automate processes to optimize efficiencies. As IoT continues to grow, the average enterprise now has more than 6,000 connected endpoints comprising devices, connected sensors, and more. MMS makes it possible to integrate endpoints across all business units, so everyone has insights into device data and departments don’t operate in silos. Only when you have this level of visibility can you effectively streamline, automate and optimize.
- Focus on Strategically Growing Your Business
Having an effective and efficient MMS program in place frees up your IT team to focus on strategically growing the business. MMS takes mundane, labor-intensive tasks off IT’s plate, enabling them to support mobile employees with more complicated support requests, accelerating issue resolutions.
Enterprises must continue to efficiently manage enterprise mobility as the user experience continues to evolve. Enterprise organizations rely on endpoints to manage everything from the customer experience to maximizing worker productivity. When you consider that one of the world’s largest airlines uses mobile devices to log aircraft maintenance and allow pilots to quickly file flight plans, efficiently managing endpoints becomes an issue of public safety. And that means investing in an MMS is no longer just about cost savings, but a mission-critical responsibility.
Luckily, Tangoe Mobile can help you navigate this landscape and ensure you’re getting the most out of your MMS solution.