Having over 17 years of experience of operating within public service I have witnessed first-hand the evolution of Information Technology (IT) from desktop to mobile operating environment. The early days of mobile saw devices that were constrained by inflexible security requirements, which reduced user acceptance, operational efficiencies and ultimately they failed to achieve the anticipated return on investment (ROI).
Today mobile technology is still seen to hold the key to a more cost efficient and flexible workforce, this is of particular relevance within a period of austerity and declining operating budgets. While each organisation is unique, presenting its own set of challenges, the fundamental issues we first experienced still remain around security concerns, user acceptance and financial constraints upon IT.
This video demonstrates how Aneurin Bevan University Health Board (ABUHB) has risen above these challenges to deliver a truly mobile environment with BES10. Supporting both Corporately Owned Privately Enabled (COPE) devices and a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy, ABUHB still maintains their lowest total cost of ownership with BES10. In addition BlackBerry 10 and BES10 have helped to increase productivity and user satisfaction by allowing secure access to shared drives and applications such as BBM.