A week after another Mobile World Congress, what else is there to do but reflect on what has been another great show?
For Synchronoss Enterprise, it was undoubtedly a successful show. We demoed the Secure Mobility Platform (SMP), Universal ID and our proximity-based login, and gave media and analysts more insight and background into our recent acquisition of Intralinks.
We also unveiled our Mobility Maturity Model. Comprised of eight stages based on an enterprise’s deployment of productivity tools, use of contextual usage data and security measures, it proved – as an industry first – the link between mobility maturity and a typical enterprise’s profitability, its productivity and the CIO’s internal reputation.
• Enterprises’ productivity increases with mobility maturity. There was a 15% difference in productivity between those providing the most basic tools – i.e. remote email, calendar and other PIM tools – and those with more advanced mobile capabilities, such as file-sharing apps, collection and analysis of data, app integrations and multi-factor authentication.
• There is a clear correlation between profitability and mobility maturity. Progressing through the first three stages of mobility maturity triggered 9% and 11% jumps in profitability, highlighting the commercial impact of a more productive workforce.
• The internal reputation and perception of the CIO grows with mobility maturity. There was a 14% uplift in internal positive perceptions between enterprises occupying the two ends of the maturity model.
The study also revealed plenty of room for growth for even the currently most advanced enterprises. No enterprises are currently offering the pinnacle of mobility maturity – what we termed transformational maturity. It is only by this stage that enterprises have really managed to provide true all-encompassing collaboration, learn from its use and do so securely.
The ambition of almost any enterprise is to be flexible, insight-driven and collaborative. In which case, the right mobility strategy must be in place, capable of delivering the productivity employees want without compromising on the security enterprises need.
If the reticence to progress along the maturity scale is born out of lack of clarity on the advantages of further investment, then hopefully this report will dispel those concerns.
To download ‘The State of Enterprise Mobility’ whitepaper, click here.