PREPARE FOR THE GREAT OS MIGRATION, WINDOWS MOBILE TO ANDROID. VALUTRACK CAN HELP YOU PLAN YOUR MOVE.
The time to plan for your Windows Mobile to Android migration is now. When Microsoft pulls the plug CE/Windows Mobile in 2020, 15 million computers—90% of the current market share—will be left without support. Take a look at the big picture, including the cost of waiting.
ValuTrack is on top of enterprise mobility. We’ll guide you along the right path for your mobile enterprise, as we already have been for many of our customers. If your enterprise mobility solutions are old and becoming less effective everyday, let’s talk about the right Windows Mobile to Android migration path for your organization.
NOW? ValuTrack will assess your enterprise-speciﬁc applications and devices. Then we’ll deploy the rugged devices that will provide you with the best transition.
LATER? If you’ve recently invested in your technology, let’s develop a migration strategy, so you can plan now for the inevitable change.
ANDROID DELIVERS ENTERPRISE-GRADE POWER
- Access a broad community of ISVs and developers
- Utilize a platform for enterprise applications, security, and control
- Migrate to an enterprise-ready device eco-system
THE COST OF WAITING TO MIGRATE FROM WINDOWS MOBILE TO ANDROID
One of the clear benefits of deploying enterprise-class rugged handheld devices is in their durability and strong lifecycle support resulting in average upgrade cycles of 3-5 years. However, one of the consequences of the uncertainty surrounding OS direction has been customers postponing upgrade decisions, thus increasing the average age of the installed base of mobile devices. In fact, according to VDC’s research, the average age of the installed base of rugged handheld devices has increased substantially over the past several years. In 2010, approximately 36% of the installed base of rugged handheld devices were four years or older. By 2014, that ratio had jumped to 42% of rugged handheld devices.
Although rugged devices are designed to withstand harsh environments and everyday use, failure rates of these devices does increase as the device ages. According to VDC’s research, average annual return rates for rugged handheld devices during the first year of operation is approximately 1%. However, average annual return rates of devices in their fourth year of operation jumps to 8%. Therefore, the consequences of postponing the decision to upgrade one’s installed base of enterprise rugged handheld devices can lead to significantly higher costs of support and ownership of these solutions. Considering that these devices support business critical operations and that any device failure leads to a loss in productivity of up to 65 minutes, the impact on operational disruption and the potential for erosion of customer service can be substantial. In fact, each percentage point increase in mobile device failure leads to a 5% increase in total cost of ownership.
In addition to the potential cost of ownership issues when extending the lifecycle of enterprise mobile solutions, what is also increasingly evident is that the level of satisfaction with legacy enterprise mobility applications is waning. Not only do these applications not conform with the expectations of what modern mobile applications should look like, they similarly do not take full advantage of the capabilities of today’s mobile devices. Moreover, lacking an intuitive user interface can significantly impact workforce productivity and performance.