Women of Power Legacy Award Winners…of the Past

Leah Chase

2009 Women of Power Legacy Award Winner
Leah Chase: Owner, Dooky Chase’s Restaurant

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    The term mbltoiiy is becoming too vague and the conversion too broad. You open with Businesses are going mobile. Only I am stuck in front of my desk, in my home office But many would consider a home worker a mobile worker. FMC used to describe a wifi to PBX hand-off suitable only for corridor warriors and typically requiring a SIP client on the mobile device, but your definition represents a cellular to PBX hand-off. But even with this more modern FMC definition, what are the required features of a smart phone client? There seems to be significant variation among the vendors access to call routing? Feature control? a single call log? Seamless outbound dialing or transmit a request to be called? visual voice mail? VoIP or cell minutes? Presence/IM? Video?I think the hype risk comes from the broad terminology every vendor supports mbltoiiy but such wide feature disparity increases the opportunity for solutions to fall into the hype category. Smart phones are changing expectations and capabilities quickly, but good o’l wi-fi and DECT should not be ignored. Both of these technologies can be extended to the home as well. Getting the call to the right person isn’t the challenge. Call Forwarding (to a home or cell phone) has been around for a very long time. The real challenge in the near term will be collaboration tools which are finally catching up. Broadband networks, remote workers, social networks, smart phones all that and more were not so common just a few years ago. These new collaboration tools their effectiveness at neutralizing the limitations of mbltoiiy will ultimately determine the success of organizational mbltoiiy initiatives. This is why mbltoiiy is too broad, devices, locations, 3G/4G, FMC, HR policies, collaboration a lot to consider and an enterprise strategy needs to be equally as broad for success. Dave Michelspindropsoup.com