As recently as 5 years ago, “enterprise mobility” was just a buzzword for many CIOs. Consumer adoption of tablets was steadily rising, but in the minds of many Information Technology decision makers, the tablet had not been vetted as a viable enterprise computing platform. Today, the landscape is different. Several trends have contributed to phenomenal growth in workplace mobility adoption. These trends include the rise of the remote workforce, the incredible growth of personal tablets, the everyday use of sophisticated mobile phones, ubiquitous cloud capabilities, increased cellular and Wi-Fi bandwidth, an explosion in the number of applications built for mobile OS, improved mobile device management software, and a general cognitive shift in how Informatics views mobility delivery. We are at the tipping point with mobility, where organizations must get involved if they have not done so already. With all the cost and resourcing constraints in the pharmaceutical industry today, mobility should be viewed as a prime driver for productivity savings.
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