Enterprise Mobility Solutions

As the benefits of enterprise mobility achieve greater recognition within the small business community, SMBs are slowly beginning to shift their focus from hardware selection (mobile computing devices such as smart phones and tablets) and bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policy development to the selection of software solutions that can be used to integrate distributed work processes and support remotely located team members more efficiently. Project Execution Network’s eBusiness platform, for example, offers integrated, modular capabilities to help SMBs execute high performance across all major functional areas of their business.

Enterprise Mobility Recognition

In a recent article titled “20 Most Promising Enterprise Mobility Solution Providers – 2017“, CIO Review empaneled a team of experts (CEOs, CIOs, VCs, industry analysts and editorial board members) to identify promising enterprise mobility software solutions. Our ProjexTeam™ eBusiness technology platform was selected by the panel, and Project Execution Network was recognized as a company at the forefront of those tackling the challenges of practical implementation for enterprise mobility initiatives.

Our eBusiness platform enables SMBs to plan, staff, and execute strategic business development projects and business process optimization initiatives efficiently and affordably. The web-based platform empowers internal and external team members to collaborate, communicate, coordinate, and control business functions from anywhere.

Additional information is available in the technology section of our website.

Business Strategies and Technologies Driving the Next Generation Workforce

According to a recent Wall Street Journal report1, the percentage of U.S. workers not directly employed by the company where they work grew from 8% in 2005 to 16% in 2015. This next generation workforce is typically contracted under flexible, third-party employment arrangements.

At the stated growth rate, nearly 25% of the U.S. workforce will become “contingent workers” by 2022 and 35% by 2025. Other studies conclude that this next generation workforce is already at 30%.

There are many factors driving the next generation workforce mega trend. On the talent supply side, there is a growing desire for flexible schedules, transferable skills and more control over career paths. On the demand side — particularly with SMBs — there is a need for fixed cost flexibility, on-demand skills and a rapid response capacity for disruptive market changes.

Next Generation Workforce Technology Solutions

The rapid migration toward project-based work has profound implications for those directly affected, and for society in general. Information workers, especially, will need to embrace changes in the nature and location of their work. Society, as a whole, will need to adapt to a new definition for the term “career,” and to new, cloud-based technology solutions. Virtualized infrastructure, eBusiness platforms, virtual office environments and remote collaboration tools will be needed to make this next generation workforce effective.

These technologies should help transform a loosely coupled contingent workforce into a well-structured opportunity … both for SMBs seeking flexible talent solutions, and for the skilled workers who make up the “human cloud” of talent that fills the demand for project-based work.

Future posts will discuss the key trends and technologies that are combining to accelerate this migration:

  1. Business process outsourcing
  2. eBusiness platforms
  3. Intelligent applications
  4. Perpetual learning platforms
  5. Project-based employment, strategic projects
  6. The blended workforce, distributed teams
  7. AI computing sitting on top of big data engines
  8. Digital, on-demand marketplaces and platforms
  9. The agile enterprise
  10. Hyper converged infrastructure

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1 WSJ 2/4/17 The End of Employees, Laveen Weber