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Thought Leadership on Enterprise Mobility

Dec 13 2013

CoIT? No, it’s CoUX!

CoIT? No, it’s CoUX! It’s funny. Whenever I give a talk from stage, or talk to a few colleagues or even get asked for advice on strategy, it all revolves around the same cause. For some, it’s “we’re in this mess” while for others it’s “we have this great opportunity” and they always point to the same thing. It’s [...]
Sep 10 2013

Enterprise Mobility is No Game

Enterprise Mobility is No Game EA games (Electronic Arts, Inc.) recently released Plants vs. Zombies 2. Plants vs. Zombies has to be one of my favorite games to play on my mobile device. For those of you that don’t know, Plants vs Zombies is what’s known as a tower defense game. The object is to eliminate enemies as they attempt [...]
Jul 8 2013

Adoption is Not the New ROI

Adoption is Not the New ROI Recently I have attended several conferences that have focused on mobile and consumerization. A recurring theme has come up, either onstage or in conversation, that when it comes to mobility, “adoption is the new ROI.” There is this sense that if we can just get people to use a particular app or service, it will [...]
Jun 13 2013

Is Your Smartphone Making you Stupid?

Is Your Smartphone Making you Stupid? If you are over the age of 30 you can probably recall the days of having to memorize phone numbers. You can probably also remember having to struggle to re-fold a paper map. You perhaps even gave directions that included something to the tune of, “1.2 miles after the big yellow sign, turn left onto [...]
Mar 5 2013

Looking Back – A Year of Mobile Only

Looking Back – A Year of Mobile Only Mobile Only: Week 52 Benjamin Robbins, an EMF member, is spending the next year working solely from a single mobile device. Each week he shares his thoughts and experience with us on what it means to be mobile-only. One trip around the sun. I’ve made it. After spending the week at Mobile World Congress in [...]
Feb 26 2013

How Enterprises Can Achieve a Complete Return on Mobility

How Enterprises Can Achieve a Complete Return on Mobility Mobile Only: Week 51 Benjamin Robbins, an EMF member, is spending the next year working solely from a single mobile device. Each week he shares his thoughts and experience with us on what it means to be mobile-only. Enterprises everywhere are going all-in with mobility. They are arming their sales force with tablets, setting up [...]
Feb 18 2013

The Foundation of Mobile Productivity

The Foundation of Mobile Productivity Mobile Only: Week 50 Benjamin Robbins, an EMF member, is spending the next year working solely from a single mobile device. Each week he shares his thoughts and experience with us on what it means to be mobile-only. According to the 80/20 rule (also known as the Pareto principal), “roughly 80% of the effects come [...]
Feb 11 2013

Selecting The Right Mobile App

Selecting The Right Mobile App One of the largest problems enterprises have when starting to develop enterprise mobile apps is trying to find out what to invest in or accomplish first. All of the following factors play a role in picking the right apps: alignment to company mission, alignment to mobility strategy, security, enabling new customer or sales processes, productivity [...]
Feb 10 2013

Making Mobile Palatable for the Enterprise

Making Mobile Palatable for the Enterprise Mobile Only: Week 49 Benjamin Robbins, an EMF member, is spending the next year working solely from a single mobile device. Each week he shares his thoughts and experience with us on what it means to be mobile-only. My head is spinning from the diametrically opposed news as of late. The analyst firm Canalys released [...]
Feb 3 2013

Tracking Your Mobile—Something to Fear or the Next Frontier?

Tracking Your Mobile—Something to Fear or the Next Frontier? Mobile Only: Week 48 Benjamin Robbins, an EMF member, is spending the next year working solely from a single mobile device. Each week he shares his thoughts and experience with us on what it means to be mobile-only. The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on Friday issued a wide-ranging, but non-binding, set of new guidelines [...]