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Managing mobile business computing in a manufacturing environment

In this expert response, learn how to best manage mobile business computing devices in a manufacturing environment.

I know that mobile business computing is becoming more common in manufacturing, but is anybody using only mobile devices to run their business applications? Is that even a feasible or wise idea?

While it is feasible, running your business applications using only mobile devices may not be the best approach, although there are certain scenarios where this may be the only option available or accessible for remote users. Opt for a manufacturing application with mobile and collaborative capabilities; this reduces risk and ensures safer connections for your data. 

Even if you decide to go with a cloud service, deeply investigate how mobile devices access the cloud and then how that connects to your data and organization. This option may boil down to choosing between single-tenant or multi-tenant cloud software.

This was first published in December 2013

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