Before you even get a chance to open your medicine cabinet, you receive a text alert from your pharmacy that your refill prescription is ready for pickup. You are in the emergency room at some unforsaken hour and are grateful you can access your medical records from your mobile device. Because let’s face it, at this moment “thinking clearly” under distress is pretty challenging. Gaining reassurance while sitting in your oncologist’s office as they receive in real time a confirmation from your cardiologist regarding a new treatment option. These are just a few examples on how mobile technology is already impacting patient care and experience.
There are some significant stumbling blocks when it comes to implementing mobile strategies in businesses. One of these is implementing legacy and net-new applications in the remote and mobile workforce. IT departments need to consider how these applications can be implemented into a mobile medium while adhering to strict security policies and keeping costs under control.
The evolution of financial services is moving toward a digital strategy for customer engagement, transactions and customer services. There is a growing pressure for financial institutions to enhance their mobile capabilities as consumers increasingly adopt mobile banking and payments. When it comes to payments, I’m sure many of us are already experiencing the convenience of scanning our phone at the register to pay for our Starbucks instead of digging for cash or using our credit card.We can easily reload our mobile wallet and actually get rewarded for our purchases, it’s a win-win.
Spurred by innovation in mobility, cloud and big data, a business without a mobile footprint can be left “in the dust”. Every application that touches a person will need to be available on a mobile device. Application Programming Interfaces (API's) have become the route to gain more adoption from developers and services from outside the company.
Advanced mobility and cloud technologies reveal plenty of opportunities for resellers, if they know what to leverage.
IDC estimates that the North American mobility enterprise software market four-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) is estimated to grow by 16%*– enterprise applications will need to be created and adopted at an urgent rate to keep pace.
Even with the growing number of use cases, many VARs may still wonder how they can take part in the expanding Internet of Things (IoT) market. They look at their current enterprise capabilities—perhaps selling server, storage, networking and software—and wonder how they could engage in what seems to be a very device- and sensor-based ecosystem. In this blog, we'll take a look at how VARs can find unrealized opportunities in the IoT market through their current practices in converged and mobility.