How to use proprietary analytics to solve your mobile infrastructure challenges

By Becky Lawlor

As challenges continue to mount in the quest to create an optimal mobile environment, proprietary analytics tools may be the solution CIOs and IT teams need to develop a road map for their mobile strategies.

Mobile infrastructure under strain

The rapid pace of mobile technologies within the enterprise is leaving many CIOs and other IT professionals struggling to keep up. Mobile networks are strained from the heavy use of everything from mobile commerce applications to the IoT to internal applications that improve employee productivity. And, the amount of mobile data traffic is only going to increase.

Determining where to invest in mobile

Investment in mobile infrastructure is necessary to keep up with the increasing demands on it, but deciding where or how to invest takes time, money and manpower, which are often in short supply. However, proprietary analytics tools are proving useful in helping organizations identify and solve their mobile challenges.

Even better, some companies are offering the use of free proprietary analytics tools to qualified midsize and large organizations. Here’s a look at how your organization can benefit:

  • Collecting the right data
    Analytics are only as good as the data they’re based off. To get the appropriate data, mobile strategy stakeholders should be sent questionnaires to collect essential information on the existing state of the company’s mobile infrastructure and its ability to support overall business goals.
  • Conducting the analysis
    Using the responses and data collected from mobile stakeholders within the organization, proprietary analytics tools can be used to analyze your infrastructure’s ability to support overall business goals. Tools frequently include a decision checkpoint analysis tool, financial analysis comparison tool and a transition planning tool.
  • Building a road map forward
    Once the analysis is done, mobility experts will meet with your organization to report on the results and isolate your current mobility challenges. Additionally, the analysis will be used to suggest possible solutions and list actionable next steps. A timeline for problem correction and solution implementation and an outline of the cost savings your organization can achieve as a result of your new mobile infrastructure solution are also part of the process.

The challenges involved in developing an effective mobile infrastructure for today and the future can be daunting. However, the use of proprietary analytics tools can make it much easier to determine what your most urgent needs are and where you should spend your resources to maximize value while aligning with your business goals.

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Becky Lawlor

Technology Writer

Becky Lawlor is a freelance technology writer specializing in mobility, cloud computing, unified communications and collaboration solutions. She develops and writes content that helps technology buyers understand and evaluate technology solutions, modernize their IT infrastructure…

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