A new report out has both good news in those interested in mobile deployments. The good news: Companies, on average, see up to a 150% ROI for mobile apps. The bad news: most companies still haven't made the move to mobile even though they're trying. The report, from VMWare, titled VMware 2015 State of Business Mobility Report, surveyed 1,182 IT decision makers, IT influencers, and business decision makers around the world. It found that even though mobility offers companies substantial business benefits, most are only just starting on their mobile projects. The benefits of those companies that have gone mobile are striking, even beyond the average 150% ROI. It found:
- 51% of companies that have gone mobile report an improved ability to more rapidly bring new revenue streams online, compared to 16% for companies that haven't gone mobile.
- 47% of companies that have gone mobile report improved access to mission-critical apps, compared to 32% who haven't gone mobile.
- Early business mobility adopters report less time and effort to develop, test, and deliver applications and fewer security and compliance incidents.
- 73% of companies that have gone mobile reduced IT operational staff time by an average of 29%
- Companies that have executed business mobility strategies average 2x and 3x ROI compared to companies that haven't