The enterprise IT landscape is changing. Mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets and wearables are finding their way into the workplace. As a result, the enterprise as it has been in the past—closed and stagnant—is becoming cloud-connected, agile and integrated with every device imaginable.
This is having a unique impact on the auto identification and data capture (AIDC) industry. Previously, enterprise data capture solutions were limited only to expensive, dedicated handheld barcode scanners. Today, thanks to the advancements in mobile technology and software, companies are able to leverage the built-in hardware on smart devices to capture data at the enterprise level. Large companies are beginning to deploy mobile data capture solutions for a variety of use cases across the supply chain. These solutions are transforming enterprises by mobilizing thousands of employees and their workflows—driving productivity and changing operations.
IT departments want to capitalize on the increased flexibility and efficiency presented by mobile devices, but are hesitant about the risks and obstacles ahead of them, and it’s understandable. Deploying enterprise mobile solutions comes with it’s own set of risks and concerns. However, the largest risk comes from not deploying these solutions at all. The benefits presented by mobile far outweigh the challenges, and enterprises will need the mobile advantage in order to succeed against competitors.
Deploying an enterprise mobile solution is no easy task. However, a strong understanding of common IT concerns can help you make better purchasing decisions. Knowing what things to look for up-front will ease the hardware and software comparison process and help with planning the transition. That’s why we’ve just released our latest white paper, Embracing Mobility: A Guide to Mobile Data Capture Solution Deployment in the Enterprise. In this guide, you’ll discover the road to more efficient enterprise operations is best navigated with a smartphone. We’ve outlined some of the most important things to consider before purchasing a mobile solution, and addressed top concerns for today’s IT decision makers.
Gain insight into the challenges ahead, and better understand how your enterprise can implement an end-to-end mobile strategy that tackles some of today’s toughest data capture workflows. To learn more, download our free white paper.