Christian Kane is an Enterprise Mobility Management Research Analyst with Forrester Research, where he helps clients develop and improve their desktop and mobile strategy. His research spans mobile hardware, mobile operating systems, mobile device management solutions, and mobile applications.
Consumers worldwide continue to adopt and use technology in their shopping experience.
Faced with rising customer expectations and increasing competitive pressures, retailers
now are prioritizing in-store innovation. Many retailers have adopted multichannel
implementations, in which mobile, web, and in-store shopping are enabled but not delivered
consistently to the customer. The next step in this evolution is an omnichannel strategy, now
being deployed by some retailers, which presents a consistent shopping experience across
mobile, web, and in-store channels. Omnichannel also enables retailers to integrate back-end
infrastructure technologies (e.g., servers, databases, etc.) and cloud-based services (e.g., loyalty
programs, personalized recommendations, inventory management, etc.) to improve many
aspects of store and enterprise operations.
An omnichannel strategy relies on several core and supporting technologies. The key factors in
evaluating any omnichannel-enabling solution includ
The widespread use of mobile devices — smartphones and tablets — provides anytime, anywhere computing and communications resources for individuals worldwide. Both smartphones and tablets have made the transition from a personal resource, acquired and supported by consumers, to a professional resource, provided and supported by employers. For midsize firms around the world, those with 100–999 employees, mobile resources play a key role in improving workplace productivity as well as allowing greater flexibility in how and where work is done.
New collaboration resources also allow staff in different locations to work together as efficiently and effectively as staff in the same office. The challenge for IT management is how best to coordinate the different collaborative and mobile resources and provide secure management of mobile devices and collaboration tools while enhancing workforce agility and productivity.
As professionals in a world that is now driven by self-improvement, we’ve become very skilled at setting goals. There is a plethora of mobile apps that exist solely to help us track goals and keep ourselves accountable. Goals are what keep us engaged, looking ahead and striving to be better. That’s the same reason organizations spend hours, weeks, months and years planning and trying to execute them. But what good is all that motivation, strategy and planning if organizations can’t execute those goals properly? Well, none really.
Choosing the right mobile solution (and solution provider) is a complex undertaking – and asking the right questions is critical in helping you find your best fit. In order to determine your ideal mobile solution, it’s important to understand what your needs are, what a given solution offers and how the two might intersect.
In this workbook, we’ve presented the most commonly referenced mobile solution criteria for retailers in 2015. For the purposes of this guide, we’ve defined mobile solution providers as companies that bring together a productized mobile technology platform with creative and strategy services that are focused on improving mobile metrics.
You can use this criteria to validate different solution providers, and can download included template to customize it for your business’ unique needs.
The stats, risks, and tactics you need to shape your mobile strategy are in this definitive guide!
We’ve compiled all the stats you need from first- and third-party surveys. We’ve identified the key risks. And, we’ve outlined the tactics you can put in place. With this definitive guide, you will have everything you need to shape a mobile strategy that succeeds.
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With ThinkPad X1 mobile devices, employees get the freedom to work anywhere with uncompromising performance. And, IT can ensure the devices are extremely secure, easy to maintain, and built to last.
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Mobile capabilities have grown up. Strategies should, too.
Over the last ten years, smartphone usage among adults has grown to 95 percent. Surprisingly, 90 percent of marketers say they’ve only had a mobile strategy for five years or less. Read The Next Mobile Decade: Adobe 2018 Mobile Maturity Study, and learn:
- How 500 marketing and IT professionals tackled mobile marketing last year
- Which mobile strategies the most advanced organizations put into practice
- What you can do to make your brand a mobile leader in the next decade
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Everybody has their favorite apps. But can you name even three mobile websites you like? We can’t. it’s because responsive retrofits to 20-year-old desktop web designs fail to serve us in our mobile moments of need. That’s a shame because even with lousy sites, web traffic around the world will be majority-mobile by 2019. eBusiness pros have a choice: hand your mobile moments over to a bunch of apps you don’t own, or do a radical reset of your mobile web strategy. This report carries the evidence to convince your company to make your mobile website a firstclass citizen.
Published By: Websense
Published Date: Jan 25, 2013
Increasing one's awareness of today's mobile security risks and understanding the options for solutions are two key steps in preparing for best security practices. In addition, this article discusses mobile security solutions and much more.
Learn how to achieve an app centric approach to enterprise mobility and see how this will enable workers to stay connected to corporate systems through a vast array of device types and wireless connectivity options while simultaneously increasing productivity and becoming more customer-centric.
ENGAGE AND SATISFY FINANCIAL SERVICES CUSTOMERS
In order to stay relevant and retain today’s “always-on”, mobile customers, financial institutions must prioritize and innovate. According to a recent Akamai FinServ industry survey conducted by TechValidate, almost half of the respondents are “behind” or “slightly behind” their peers with regard to their mobile capabilities.
Download a free report with detailed findings and takeaways from the survey to find out how to maximize customer acquisition, increase retention, and drive card usage. You’ll also learn:
- Current mobile strategies and barriers to adoption
- The right metrics to measure success
- The most important factors in a mobile banking experience
Improve revenue, loyalty, and productivity while controlling costs.
It’s a given: Most shoppers are now armed with a mobile device when they enter a retail store. They are highly informed and expect retail employees they interact with to be at least, if not more knowledgeable about a store’s products, promotions, and services.
This white paper outlines the 5 key benefits of a winning mobile app strategy, including new ways retailers can effectively leverage mobile technology as a competitive advantage. With the average shopper looking at their phone more than 150 times a day, learn how leading retailers leverage mobile technology to:
Enhance customer experience
Boost customer loyalty
Achieve operational efficiencies
Download this white paper to find out how retailers with a powerful, effective mobile app program in place can win the battle for shoppers’ eyes and ears — and wallets.
Published By: OutSystems
Published Date: Mar 18, 2015
In this white paper we describe the top four issues that cause mobile projects to fail and outline a path that can take you safely around these common pitfalls and put you on track to delivering a powerful, flexible mobile application strategy.
Apple Premium Resellers use MicroStrategy Intelligence Dashboards on the iPad. See how these retail stores use our mobile platform to design beautiful, data-rich dashboards. See why MicroStrategy is the vendor of choice for Apple Premium Resellers.
Adobe collaborated with Forbes Insights on this study in order to shed light on new mobile engagement opportunities: How are companies using apps, whether they are aimed at customers, employees or partners? What are the lessons learned so far? And what are best practices for using mobile and tablet apps?
Ask any marketer or line of business owner what is driving their investment in mobile apps and you’ll hear a mix of priorities, including the need to improve the user experience, better marketing, increased sales, improved brand loyalty and streamlined productivity.