CIOs need to get ready to scale new fron­tiers of a dig­i­tal en­ter­prise

Voice&Data - - PREEONPLDES -

The pace of dig­i­tal trans­for­ma­tion has con­tin­ued to ac­cel­er­ate over the last few years. Year 2016 saw sev­eral his­tor­i­cal changes that will cre­ate a long-last­ing im­pact on the dig­i­tal trans­for­ma­tion land­scape, driv­ing en­ter­prises to­wards the op­tion of ‘pivot or per­ish’. Smart cor­po­ra­tions are in­creas­ingly putting dig­i­tal trans­for­ma­tion at the cen­tre of their cor­po­rate strate­gies and changes in 2016 have fur­ther ac­cel­er­ated the need for the same.

Key changes in dig­i­tal land­scape The mo­bile data su­per high­way:

Across the globe, the mo­bile broad­band us­age is sky­rock­et­ing. As per a re­cent re­port from Eric­s­son, the mo­bile broad­band sub­scriber base will reach to 7.7 Bil­lion by 2021, amount­ing to 85% of all the sub­scrip­tions ac­cord­ing to Eric­son Re­port from June 2016. This sce­nario is all the more rel­e­vant for In­dia, where the mo­bile data us­age is grow­ing at the rate of 50% YoY ac­cord­ing to Nokia MBiT Study from March 2016.

This growth is fur­ther set to ac­cel­er­ate in In­dia in 2017, with the launch of new 4G ser­vices and en­trance of new play­ers who will fuel a price war for mo­bile data. By July 2016, many lead­ing play­ers had de­creased their mo­bile data sub­scrip­tions prices by al­most 67%.

The cur­rent breed of smart­phones, which run on the lat­est ver­sions of iOS and An­droid, pack enough pro­cess­ing power to be able to han­dle en­ter­prise ap­pli­ca­tions. For ex­am­ple, Ap­ple’s A8 chip in the iPhone 6 is 50 times faster than the chip in the orig­i­nal iPhone, with GPU that is 84 times faster. More­over, many smart­phones now pro­vide ba­sic rugged­ness – such as fall pro­tec­tion, wa­ter-proof op­er­a­tions etc. BYOD (Bring Your Own De­vice) as a trend has also mit­i­gated the risk of shorter smart­phone life­cy­cle on the en­ter­prise. Hence, CIOs to­day can re­lease en­ter­prise mo­bile ap­pli­ca­tions and be as­sured of sig­nif­i­cant adop­tion with­out hav­ing to in­vest in capex for rugged mo­bile phones.

Over­all, this means that the CIOs now can do more with less. At the same time, em­ploy­ees to­day are be­haviourally more tuned to us­ing mo­bile ap­pli­ca­tions than what one has seen be­fore. And, this is only go­ing to fur­ther in­crease. There­fore, mak­ing adop­tion of en­ter­prise mo­bile ap­pli­ca­tions much eas­ier.

Many parts of en­ter­prise were ear­lier not con­sid­ered qual­i­fied for en­ter­prise mo­bil­ity. As a prac­ti­tioner, we now see per­son­nel across hi­er­ar­chy in client or­ga­ni­za­tions car­ry­ing smart­phones, which can par­tic­i­pate in en­ter­prise mo­bil­ity. This rev­o­lu­tion of in­clud­ing bot­tom-of­pyra­mid per­son­nel in the dig­i­tal jour­ney has far reach­ing im­pli­ca­tions.

The 3 D im­pact – dig­i­tal dis­rup­tion due to de­mon­e­ti­za­tion:

We at Bril­lio call it the ‘3D’ im­pact. Demonetisation in In­dia has ini­ti­ated an ir­re­versible push to­wards a ‘less cash’ so­ci­ety. This gov­ern­men­tal push will force small and medium busi­nesses (SMBs) to adopt dig­i­tal in a big way. Tra­di­tion­ally, the SMB sec­tor

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