In our always-on, mobile-enabled world bursting with a seemingly endless supply of consumer apps, it’s surprising that enterprise apps have yet to gain the traction that their potential so rightfully demands. With more than half of consumers in the developed world currently in possession of three or more connected devices each, the time is ripe to extend business to the mobile realm.
Flexibility and Security Critical For Scale
As a leading North American transportation provider, Norfolk Southern operates approximately 20,000 route miles within the United States and services all major seaports on the East Coast. So when it decided it was time to extend its existing web-based application designs to the mobile platform, they made the only logical choice—TIBCO Silver Mobile. Besides getting its mobile initiatives quickly up and running, Silver Mobile simplified the mobile app development process while providing the security and flexibility necessary to seize the advantage, regardless of device type or OS. When your organization spans the continent, endowing your employees with the tools to streamline processes and relay relevant information in real time is a game-changer.
Adjusting Delivery Based on Employee Use
Take the Battle of Waterloo, for instance, and picture Napoleon’s officers possessing the ability to receive and transmit real-time information between the front lines and their illustrious commander. Would this capability have changed the outcome? Without a doubt—not to mention we’d likely be far more familiar with the metric system. Likewise, when a majority of your business’ 30,000 employees work in the field, as is the case at Norfolk Southern, mobile enterprise apps can deliver a truly decisive advantage.
Organizations want mobile enterprise apps to augment capabilities and empower employees; and, above all else, just plain work. A strong mobile platform delivers ease-of-use, flexibility, stability, and secure access to the enterprise applications your employees need. You can realize the functionality your organization needs to be victorious on your own battlefield.
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