Nothing against Don Henley or Sheryl Crow—both are great musicians and they gave fantastic performances to close out HP Discover last month in Las Vegas. But a more fitting performance to end HP Discover might have been The Who’s Roger Daltrey singing “Going Mobile.” Mobility is impacting everything and no one knows this better than you—the IT professional.
Mobility’s impact on the enterprise is enormous. It’s changing how your employees do their jobs and use enterprise systems. It’s changing how your company engages and interacts with customers and prospects. Mobility, in essence, is redefining the fundamentals of how your enterprise operates.
Mobility’s importance was not overlooked at HP Discover. The event featured a number of sessions on the topic, most of which can be viewed on demand. If you didn’t attend HP Discover, or couldn’t make these mobility sessions, we’ve recapped a few sessions that stood out and provided a links to the rest of the on-demand sessions.
Skip mobile app testing at your own peril
One negative aspect to the mobility craze is that enterprises are rushing mobile apps without a solid testing strategy in place. The results, as pointed out by HP’s John Jeremiah, can be disastrous.
A product marketing manager focused on mobility performance and testing, Jeremiah shares real-world examples of what happens when you don’t test mobile apps. One example: A bank gets a 2.6 star rating (out of five) for its mobile app and comments such as, "Couldn’t a billion dollar company provide a few developers to build a quality app?"
How do you think reviews like that impact the business?
A slide from John Jeremiah’s session that highlights the importance of mobile application performance testing.
In his session “Going mobile: Keys to the successful performance of your mobile application,” Jeremiah points out that mobile apps are highly visible, and that failure to do performance testing can have serious ramifications. The gist of his talk: if you cut corners on app performance testing, you’ll probably pay the price.
This session offers technical details without going down a rat hole and features HP’s mobility testing partner, Shunra and customer, REI, who together share real-world experiences. Jeremiah also discusses how to emulate network conditions, test multiple devices and provides an overview of HP’s TruClient Technology for testing mobile apps.
Watch the mobility testing session on demand. (35 minutes)
Advice on BYOD
BYOD, or bring your own device, is one of the hottest trends right now in mobility and every enterprise is wrestling with it. And while support for multiple mobile devices is great for employees, it’s a big challenge for IT.
For a solid introduction to BYOD, check out the session “A flood of employee-owned mobile devices are coming. Is your network ready?” HP’s BYOD experts cover a number of relevant BYOD topics, including the three most common BYOD requirements they hear from customers, the building blocks for a BYOD solution, and what HP’s BYOD solution architecture looks like.
Watch the BYOD session on demand. (35 minutes)
The skinny on HP mobility services
If you’re curious about how HP Enterprise Services views mobility and the services it offers, don't miss the session “HP Mobile App Services: built for the future.”
Led by Ed Buffone from HP ES Mobile Application Services group, this session reveals his organization’s thinking on mobility—how it impacts the workplace and extends the enterprise, key mobility challenges, and how Ed advises customers on mobile strategy and implementations.
Additional questions and topics Ed addresses include what to mobilize, the difference between device management vs. data management, mobile architectures and development, and how to contain costs across apps and devices.
View Ed’s session on demand. (41 minutes)
Additional breakout mobility sessions
Empowering the mobile workforce (43 minutes). Empowering mobile employees is a key goal for most organizations. This session explores the BYOD trend and highlights related HP services and solutions.
Improving your engagement with mobile customers and citizens (42 minutes). A panel discussion featuring HP Enterprise Services and HP Software mobility experts. This session explores how HP Mobility Solutions help organizations connect with customers, converge IT environments and enterprise IP and personal devices.
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