Need a mobile solution? If so, will any solution do?

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Making decisions is a normal process. We do it instinctively, day in and day out. And yet, some decisions are more important than others. For the enterprise, the build-versus-buy decision can be a challenging one. Determining whether to invest in long term efforts or chose a more conservative (i.e. less expensive and short term) approach is not to be taken lightly.

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When deciding to implement a mobile strategy, will anything do?

First, you must pinpoint what is important to your organization:

  • Reducing overtime with efficiency gains?
  • Capturing additional information to provide the business with actionable data?
  • Access to data in the field?

No matter the strategy, at some point the decision will be made to pull a solution off-the-shelf or build something custom. Not all problems are created equal and neither are budgets for that matter.

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