April 26 2013

Half of kids today don't know what a telephone cord looks like. Now, I don't know that for a fact, but the point is technology changes at the speed of light and we have to change with it to stay ahead. And it is the kids who have no idea what a wired telephone is that are leaving college and entering the business world. They are going to demand new ways of working and new ways of engaging customers and suppliers as a result of how technology has changed and how they have grown to rapidly adopt and use new technology.

One of those major changes is mobile technology. Mobile users are changing the landscape of how we work, and the way information and ideas are exchanged. Employees no longer have to be tied to the office to be productive, as mobile devices can turn the whole world into a dynamic workspace. Having reliable, up-to-date information on the go provides a competitive edge to businesses as it promotes greater collaboration. You don't have to look any further than your neighborhood Starbucks to see people working on the go. From the hipster checking in on Foursquare to the out of town consultant reviewing a presentation on her iPad, mobile technology is enabling instant communication with anyone around the world.

While simple tasks have been performed in the past using mobile technology, it has posed problems due to differing standards and Web-related security concerns amongst other things. It’s time to bring the power Business Process Management (BPM) provides you at the enterprise level to that device you’re carrying around. Users want real time visibility, increased flexibility in business processes, performance monitoring capabilities and a competitive edge. Your business needs mobile BPM to achieve these goals.

Read Mobile BPM: The Future is Here and It’s Moving Fast on our website to learn more and then take a look at the Gartner Executive Program Survey of More than 2,000 CIOs Shows Digital Technologies Are Top Priorities in 2013. Also, be sure and check out Mobile BPM to Collaborate, Model and Monitor on BPM Leader for a more in-depth look at mobile collaboration, modeling processes and keeping track of process performance.

For those with an interest in the technical implementation of how to render the Oracle BPM Workspace on a mobile device, read Andrejus Baranovski's excellent blog post Oracle BPM 11g Mobile Worklist with ADF Mobile.

About the Author

Brandon Dean

Brandon Dean is Executive Vice President for AVIO and focuses his time on building client relationships and directing sales, marketing, and strategy initiatives for AVIO. Prior to joining AVIO in 2008, Brandon spent time in various positions at Oracle, BEA Systems, and Fuego where he built a reputation as a thought leader in BPM strategy and implementation advisory services. 

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