The mobile-first mentality affects every facet of your business. The benefits can be seen from daily increased employee productivity to overall revenue growth. Handheld devices are now used as mainstays for efficiency across all levels of personnel, thanks to strengthened processing power, storage and increased bandwidth. Today, it’s no longer enough to simply manage mobility. What’s needed is an application strategy that makes mobility the centerpiece of business development.

Thanks to applications with widespread employee use – from C-level execs to mid-managers to field service technicians – Frost & Sullivan surveys reveal that in the next 12 months, 80 percent of businesses plan to keep adding new employee applications to their portfolios. On the opposite end of the spectrum, companies that aren’t optimizing mobility efforts put themselves at real risk and possibly profit loss.

That’s why at Samsung Business Services, we have developed a roadmap to help you along the journey toward a mobile-first application strategy. Here’s a look at the four segments that can help you achieve application realization.

Evolve with the Times

In the past, you could build a Web application and it was immense, now the changes to architecture and the mobile influence have transformed that traditional approach. There are several paradigms. The processes, methodologies tools and languages that you use to produce one application are diverse.

How can you take action? Every organization has different needs. Before implementing a new mobility strategy, you must assess the current state of your organization’s mobility. Determine the value of open vs. closed OS ecosystems. Decisions in these areas will impact speed to market and ongoing management.

Enterprise Innovation

Inspired by the Internet of Things, solutions should be flexible. Data, devices, and people can connect to one another quickly. Enterprises need to connect to mission-critical data, and customized applications to do so while enabling rapid innovation. As a responsible enterprise, your business should focus on three areas: connectivity to everything, existing solution customization and innovation to drive business. It’s 2015; there are solutions for common business problems. Take a look at where technology is going, not where it has been.

Make it Simple

We understand that you want solutions that enable your workforce without all the heavy lifting around security, scalability, and availability. The great news is now in the age of mobility, those concerns are no longer concerns.

Through our strategic alliance with Red Hat, we are able to accelerate enterprise mobile initiatives through business applications, resources from a developer ecosystem, global support services and actively engage business collaboration. We made this a seamless process for you.

Enterprise Assembly Versus Engineering

We’ve pieced together the enterprise puzzle, so enterprises can focus on business solutions, not engineering. We provide those API management facilities to the back end. Now, our team can build and run a stream of business applications for various industries that will encourage third-party developers to build, test and run their apps, accessible to Samsung’s devices.

The modules we have created allow enterprises to focus on assembling Samsung solutions, not engineering for the platform.

Red Hat gives developers a place to build the back end of their applications and integrate them with other corporate software as needed. Red Hat’s open source middleware, mobile and cloud technologies deliver solutions that empower rapid development and integration of enterprise applications.

Make Mobility a Priority

The state of mobility is only getting stronger. What’s essential is an application strategy that places mobility at the forefront of business development.

It comes down to having the right people on your team with access to the tools needed to forge ahead. Here at Samsung Business Services and through our partnership with Red Hat, we’re able to deliver an open source enterprise infrastructure and provide reliable, secure integration from the back end to the end user that will help businesses easily adopt a mobile-first environment. Our combined efforts will equal accelerated success for your enterprise.

Is your business ready to make mobility a priority?

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Robin Bienfait

Robin Bienfait was executive vice president and chief enterprise innovation officer for Samsung, responsible for building strong partnerships with large global customers to deliver enterprise class services. Robin joined Samsung with over 30 years of experience in mobility, security, business development, enterprise sales, wireless network operations and engineering. Follow her on Twitter: @robinbienfait

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