Every once in a while, you get to witness an organization fundamentally change an industry. At AirWatch, we’ve seen tens of thousands of businesses harness the power of mobility to drive innovation within their organizations. But we’ve also been fortunate to come alongside a number of industry leaders that have redefined the way work is done and the way their businesses operate.
Over the past year, a number of great examples come to mind, but I thought I’d take a moment to call out five amazing stories from organizations that are fully embracing business mobility.
Today’s consumer expects choice. Walk down any grocery store aisle and it becomes instantly clear that we aren’t content with one brand of coffee or one brand of cereal—we enjoy variety and want products tailored to our individual preferences. Coca-Cola recognized this consumer behavior and reimaged the entire soft drink experience with the introduction of Coca-Cola Freestyle. The customized, mix-and-match Coca-Cola Freestyle machines offer hundreds of flavor options that rely on mobility and connectivity to transfer consumption data, maintain product stock and offer a more engaging consumer experience. Listen here to Christopher Dennis from Coca-Cola share their journey of taking ordinary objects and experiences and transforming them into game-changing innovations.
Like many global organizations, GlaxoSmithKline must balance a relentless focus on innovations that impact millions of people, while also protecting sensitive corporate information and adhering to regulatory compliance requirements with employees and offices in more than 180 countries. GSK extended more than 30,000 iPads and developed more than 200 internal applications to change how employees collaborate with one another, how GSK brings innovations to market and ultimately how the company interacts with customers. Read more about this innovative pharmaceutical company here.
3. Delta Air Lines
Darrell Haskin, director of crew IT at Delta, says it better than I could: “Mobility is an important component of the airline. If you think about it, our crew members are the most mobile people in the world. They’re more mobile than the road warriors of sales group forces or anything like that. Providing them smart devices and mobile devices was really a way for us to keep in contact with them and to provide them with tools that we couldn’t in the past. So these devices have really opened up opportunities that we just didn’t have before.” Learn more here about how Delta is changing the way pilots do their jobs and changing the inflight experience for all of Delta’s customers.
4. Vitas Home Health
At AirWatch Connect Atlanta in September, attendees heard from the CIO of Vitas Home Health. He shared how the two greatest moments of his career—one of which included a standing ovation from employees—came out of how they equip employees with mobility. Those projects completely changed how employees interacted with patients and allowed them to focus on making better experiences for patients. Learn more about their story that continues to shape a career here.
Crossrail is Europe’s largest civil engineering project, which is expected to transport 200 million passengers a year when it opens in 2018. With more than 10,000 workers involved across more than 40 construction sites, efficiency is extremely important. As tunnels are dug and cleared, Crossrail wanted to extend access to corporate information to employees and contractors on the go. The results have been impressive. By equipping contractors with mobile devices, days-long tunnel repairs could now be done in minutes. Read more about this innovative government organization here.
Thank you to all of our customers who continue to shape the future of the AirWatch platform and who leverage the platform to change the way work is done through mobility.
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