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Enterprise Mobility: Defining and evaluating business digitalization
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Information and Communication systems.
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Information and Communication systems.
2016 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Mobile technology has developed rapidly in the recent years and considerably changed the way organizations work. Mobility can bring great benefits to the organizations of which they are at, by e.g. improving employee satisfaction and increase efficiency and productivity. Despite this the development of mobile solutions have grown much faster for individuals than for organizations, with a plethora of devices and applications. The slow enterprise adoption is partly due to the fact that companies need to take information security risks into account at the same time as IT systems need to be rebuilt and customized to accommodate the new mobile way of working. Employees, unlike most other technologies, largely drive mobile strategies at organizations. Organizations are not developing in a fast enough pace and many scientist are describing a research gap in organizations adoption of mobility. This study aims to examine how research in the area has been presented and how enterprise mobility is viewed and utilized. The study has been implemented through qualitative research with a interpretative and exploratory approach. A case study was conducted at two organizations, demonstrating the possibilities and obstacles of enterprise mobility, and also strengthened the existing definition of the field. Additionally the case study illustrated discrepancies in IT solutions and the adoption of enterprise mobility within two different industries. Both researchers and organizations have shown a great interest in exploring this area additionally. Further studies can be extended to include the effects of how companies have adapted to enterprise mobility.

Abstract [sv]

Den mobila teknologin har utvecklats i snabb takt under de senaste åren och således förändrat organisationers sätt att arbeta. Mobilitet kan möjliggöra för organisationer att t.ex. förbättra de anställdas tillfredsställelse, öka effektiviteten och produktiviteten, samt minimera kostnader. Trots den snabba utveckling av såväl mobila lösningar som mobila enheter, så har utvecklingen gått betydligt snabbare för privatpersoner än för organisationer. Detta kan delvis förklaras av det faktum att organisationer, i större utsträckning än privatpersoner, måste ta hänsyn till de säkerhetsrisker som mobilt arbete kan medföra. Det kan också förklaras av att många IT-system kräver vidareutveckling och anpassning för att kunna möta det nya mobila sättet att arbeta. Att organisationer inte utvecklas i tillräcklig snabb takt ligger till grund för att många forskare beskriver att det finns ett forskningsgap i organisationers antagande av mobilitet. Denna studie syftar därför till att undersöka hur begreppet enterprise mobility presenteras i tidigare forskning samt hur det uppfattas och tillämpas bland anställda. Studien har använt en kvalitativ forskningsansats med ett undersökande och tolkande förhållningssätt. En fallstudie har genomförts på två olika organisationer för att identifiera möjligheter och utmaningar med enterprise mobility, men också för att stärka den befintliga definitionen av begreppet. Fallstudien presenterar också skillnader i anpassade IT-lösningar och antagandet av mobilitet inom två olika branscher. Både forskare och organisationer har uttryckt ett stort intresse av att utforska detta område ytterligare. Denna studie ligger till grund för att senare undersöka effekterna av hur företagen har anpassat sig till enterprise mobility.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 88 p.
Keyword [en]
Enterprise mobility, BYOD, Digitalization, IT security
Keyword [sv]
Enterprise mobility, BYOD, Digitalisering, IT-säkerhet
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Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-28264Local ID: IG-V16-A2-005OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-28264DiVA: diva2:945850
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Industrial Organization and Economy IE1
Educational program
Master of Science in Industrial Engineering and Management TINDA 300 higher education credits
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Available from: 2016-07-04 Created: 2016-07-04 Last updated: 2016-07-04Bibliographically approved

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