Review. “Make your business mobile! The Nokia Experience

The number of books on the topic of mobile communications is increasing, and this is good news. One such book is “Mobile Your Business! The Nokia Experience,” written by three Nokia employees in charge of enterprise solutions, two of whom work for Enterprise Solutions. It would seem that people responsible for mobility, by the nature of their work, should create a very interesting book, full of life examples, vivid and memorable. But the book is very boring, mundane and does not differ in any flight of fancy. It is quite possible to define it in the category "For Dummies", so obvious and sensible things are chewed from chapter to chapter. The book purports to share Nokia's experience in mobilizing its employees to work from remote locations. There are many tables, graphs, but there is not a single example from life with a description of the task and the way to solve it. That is, not just spices are missing in the dish, there is not even salt, it is insipid and inexpressive. In such a book, I would like to see a description of the problems of maintaining a fleet of various devices, their remote control, development and strategic planning of information systems to meet current and future challenges. There is none of this.

Nokia employees have found that broadband Internet access at home allows them to quickly and securely access applications and information hosted on the Nokia Intranet.

This small piece of text raises so many questions that it is simply amazing. How will the connection depend on the position of the employee? Or will the local provider give it priority? This is impossible. Although, on the other hand, if Nokia plans to lay fiber optics to its employees directly, this explains the passage.

Of all the equipment needed to connect to the Nokia Intranet, a regular company laptop is sufficient. Authorization is due to the system utility, Ducati Panigale 1199 hanging in the desktop tray, the time for authorization and establishing a VPN connection is no more than one minute on average. From a security standpoint, there are no vulnerabilities, access to the computer is password protected, NTFS disk layout guarantees resistance to direct copying of data, and if the laptop is lost, its access to its native network is blocked with one call. A simple and effective system that does not require any add-ons today. The heap of safety instructions is already not observed by most of the company's employees. For example, you cannot work on a plane with a laptop, however, I managed to get to know one of the developers of the Nokia N93 in this way, while he was reading corporate mail.

The second paragraph is basically a song. That is, Nokia employees “accidentally” discovered that accessing the Intranet from their laptop is convenient. It's just the finish line. Some time ago, a guest in Europe at a Nokia employee, was surprised by communism with WiFi access: his access point was not protected, not only with a password, it was visible and open to everyone. It was possible to connect from the street and use his access to the network for free. The answer to my surprised question was very simple: that, they say, everything needs to be configured, but I'm not a technical specialist.

There are many examples of well-resolved mobility issues within Nokia. The company claims to be an Internet company, according to a policy statement from its management. But after reading this book, you understand that either there was no opportunity to share real experience so as not to provoke competition, or everything is really at such a rudimentary level, and the most technologically advanced company has problems understanding how to work with all these devices. It is easy to believe that a shoemaker himself without boots is easy, since most of the technical business solutions in Nokia today are not applied by their own. In this aspect, the book is harmful, as it shows the true state of affairs with informatization within the company and the level at which the problems of its solution are. For the reader, the book is not interesting, since it contains neither experience nor real examples. Reading the whole book for the sake of 2-3 sentences with specifics is clearly not worth it.

Abstract from the publisher

There is no doubt that mobility and the ability to conduct business without being tied to traditional workplaces and limited working hours is an undeniable competitive advantage for any organization. This book was written by employees of a company that occupies a leading position in the mobile device market. Nokia shares its unique "mobilization" experience and provides advice that will be useful to owners and top managers of enterprises in various lines of business. Don't miss the opportunity to learn how cutting-edge solutions break down the barriers between time and space!

Table

Foreword to the Russian edition
Mobilization: delights and difficulties
Foreword to the English edition
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Part one. Understanding Mobility
Chapter 1. Nokia's Journey
The Unfortunate CIO
On the Road
Why Businesses Need Mobility
Chapter 2. What Mobility Is
Mobility Perspectives
Evolving towards a mobile business
A managerial view of mobile business
Chapter 3. Mobility skeptics
Understanding the skeptics
Coordinated response
Chapter 4 Determining the benefits of mobility< br/>Finding a precedent
Common business benefits
Locating the benefits of mobility
Summary
Part two. Preparing for business mobilization
Chapter 5. Analyzing staff
Understanding levels of mobility
Which employees are the most mobile
Recognizing the expectations of a mobile worker
Chapter 6.Mobilization of business processes
Defining business processes for mobilization
Practical examples of profiling
Summary
Chapter 7. Selecting mobile technology launch elements
Mobile Devices
Mobile Management Device
Communication
Tools and Applications
Security
Chapter 8. Optimizing Your Mobile Workspace
Selecting a Location
Working in Public and Low-Impact Places Nokia
Working from home
Working at the office Nokia
The opinion of the skeptics
Chapter 9. Managing mobile workforce
How mobilization affects workforce management
Social aspects of mobility
Part three. Work becomes mobile
Chapter 10. Creating business cases for a mobile business
Unique characteristics of mobile solutions
Mobile business case development methodology
Comparison of mobile solutions
Chapter 11. Launch
Stages in the evolution of mobility
Infrastructure and technology launch elements
Horizontal applications
Vertical applications
New approaches to doing business
First steps
Afterword
Mobility in practice: Nokia employees talk
Glossary of terms
More information
About the authors
Index

Review. “Make your business mobile! The Nokia Experience

The number of books on the topic of mobile communications is increasing, and this is good news. One such book is “Mobile Your Business! The Nokia Experience,” written by three Nokia employees in charge of enterprise solutions, two of whom work for Enterprise Solutions. It would seem that people responsible for mobility, by the nature of their work, should create a very interesting book, full of life examples, vivid and memorable. But the book is very boring, mundane and does not differ in any flight of fancy. It is quite possible to define it in the category "For Dummies", so obvious and sensible things are chewed from chapter to chapter. The book purports to share Nokia's experience in mobilizing its employees to work from remote locations. There are many tables, graphs, but there is not a single example from life with a description of the task and the way to solve it. That is, not just spices are missing in the dish, there is not even salt, it is insipid and inexpressive. In such a book, I would like to see a description of the problems of maintaining a fleet of various devices, their remote control, development and strategic planning of information systems to meet current and future challenges. There is none of this.

The main idea that sounds in the book: "It's time for you to think about how mobility will facilitate your business, make it convenient, and allow you to earn more." Further, from chapter to chapter, the authors wade through this ephemeral task and try to prove what is obvious and does not need proof. The book does not even raise questions and does not awaken consciousness, it is a set of some kind of absurdities and very banal things. As in a bad dish, many ingredients are missing here, the only thing that makes you want to read the book is the desire to see what it was created for. For 247 pages, this desire is in no way satisfied by the authors. The book can be quoted on any page, there are enough examples everywhere. I open the book by accident, in front of me is page 117. Let's start quoting from the section so that there is some kind of logical completeness.

Communication in the home office

Home offices should have a reliable Internet connection appropriate to the position of the employee in the company and the tasks they perform. Once home offices become part of a mobile infrastructure, it would be beneficial for companies' IT departments to have a defined list of approved hardware, software, and ISPs. Such an approach could, in the future, allow or even require employees to apply to the IT department to order the necessary hardware, software and Internet connection for their home offices.

Nokia employees have found that broadband Internet access at home allows them to quickly and securely access applications and information hosted on the Nokia Intranet.

This small piece of text raises so many questions that it is simply amazing. How will the connection depend on the position of the employee? Or will the local provider give it priority? This is impossible. Although, on the other hand, if Nokia plans to lay fiber optics to its employees directly, this explains the passage.

Of all the equipment needed to connect to the Nokia Intranet, a regular company laptop is sufficient. Authorization is due to the system utility, Ducati Panigale 1199 hanging in the desktop tray, the time for authorization and establishing a VPN connection is no more than one minute on average. From a security standpoint, there are no vulnerabilities, access to the computer is password protected, NTFS disk layout guarantees resistance to direct copying of data, and if the laptop is lost, its access to its native network is blocked with one call. A simple and effective system that does not require any add-ons today. The heap of safety instructions is already not observed by most of the company's employees. For example, you cannot work on a plane with a laptop, however, I managed to get to know one of the developers of the Nokia N93 in this way, while he was reading corporate mail.

The second paragraph is basically a song. That is, Nokia employees “accidentally” discovered that accessing the Intranet from their laptop is convenient. It's just the finish line. Some time ago, a guest in Europe at a Nokia employee, was surprised by communism with WiFi access: his access point was not protected, not only with a password, it was visible and open to everyone. It was possible to connect from the street and use his access to the network for free. The answer to my surprised question was very simple: that, they say, everything needs to be configured, but I'm not a technical specialist.

There are many examples of well-resolved mobility issues within Nokia. The company claims to be an Internet company, according to a policy statement from its management. But after reading this book, you understand that either there was no opportunity to share real experience so as not to provoke competition, or everything is really at such a rudimentary level, and the most technologically advanced company has problems understanding how to work with all these devices. It is easy to believe that a shoemaker himself without boots is easy, since most of the technical business solutions in Nokia today are not applied by their own. In this aspect, the book is harmful, as it shows the true state of affairs with informatization within the company and the level at which the problems of its solution are. For the reader, the book is not interesting, since it contains neither experience nor real examples. Reading the whole book for the sake of 2-3 sentences with specifics is clearly not worth it.

Abstract from the publisher

There is no doubt that mobility and the ability to conduct business without being tied to traditional workplaces and limited working hours is an undeniable competitive advantage for any organization. This book was written by employees of a company that occupies a leading position in the mobile device market. Nokia shares its unique "mobilization" experience and provides advice that will be useful to owners and top managers of enterprises in various lines of business. Don't miss the opportunity to learn how cutting-edge solutions break down the barriers between time and space!

Table

Foreword to the Russian edition
Mobilization: delights and difficulties
Foreword to the English edition
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Part one. Understanding Mobility
Chapter 1. Nokia's Journey
The Unfortunate CIO
On the Road
Why Businesses Need Mobility
Chapter 2. What Mobility Is
Mobility Perspectives
Evolving towards a mobile business
A managerial view of mobile business
Chapter 3. Mobility skeptics
Understanding the skeptics
Coordinated response
Chapter 4 Determining the benefits of mobility< br/>Finding a precedent
Common business benefits
Locating the benefits of mobility
Summary
Part two. Preparing for business mobilization
Chapter 5. Analyzing staff
Understanding levels of mobility
Which employees are the most mobile
Recognizing the expectations of a mobile worker
Chapter 6.Mobilization of business processes
Defining business processes for mobilization
Practical examples of profiling
Summary
Chapter 7. Selecting mobile technology launch elements
Mobile Devices
Mobile Management Device
Communication
Tools and Applications
Security
Chapter 8. Optimizing Your Mobile Workspace
Selecting a Location
Working in Public and Low-Influence Locations Nokia
Working from home
Working at the office Nokia
The opinion of the skeptics
Chapter 9. Managing mobile workforce
How mobilization affects workforce management
Social aspects of mobility
Part three. Work becomes mobile
Chapter 10. Creating business cases for a mobile business
Unique characteristics of mobile solutions
Mobile business case development methodology
Comparison of mobile solutions
Chapter 11. Launch
Stages in the evolution of mobility
Infrastructure and technology launch elements
Horizontal applications
Vertical applications
New approaches to doing business
First steps
Afterword
Mobility in practice: Nokia employees talk
Glossary of terms
More information
About the authors
Index

Review. “Make your business mobile! The Nokia Experience

The number of books on the topic of mobile communications is increasing, and this is good news. One such book is “Mobile Your Business! The Nokia Experience,” written by three Nokia employees in charge of enterprise solutions, two of whom work for Enterprise Solutions. It would seem that people responsible for mobility, by the nature of their work, should create a very interesting book, full of life examples, vivid and memorable. But the book is very boring, mundane and does not differ in any flight of fancy. It is quite possible to define it in the category "For Dummies", so obvious and sensible things are chewed from chapter to chapter. The book purports to share Nokia's experience in mobilizing its employees to work from remote locations. There are many tables, graphs, but there is not a single example from life with a description of the task and the way to solve it. That is, not just spices are missing in the dish, there is not even salt, it is insipid and inexpressive. In such a book, I would like to see a description of the problems of maintaining a fleet of various devices, their remote control, development and strategic planning of information systems to meet current and future challenges. There is none of this.

The main idea that sounds in the book: "It's time for you to think about how mobility will facilitate your business, make it convenient, and allow you to earn more." Further, from chapter to chapter, the authors wade through this ephemeral task and try to prove what is obvious and does not need proof. The book does not even raise questions and does not awaken consciousness, it is a set of some kind of absurdities and very banal things. As in a bad dish, many ingredients are missing here, the only thing that makes you want to read the book is the desire to see what it was created for. For 247 pages, this desire is in no way satisfied by the authors. The book can be quoted on any page, there are enough examples everywhere. I open the book by accident, in front of me is page 117. Let's start quoting from the section so that there is some kind of logical completeness.

Communication in the home office

Home offices should have a reliable Internet connection appropriate to the position of the employee in the company and the tasks they perform. Once home offices become part of a mobile infrastructure, it would be beneficial for companies' IT departments to have a defined list of approved hardware, software, and ISPs. Such an approach could, in the future, allow or even require employees to apply to the IT department to order the necessary hardware, software and Internet connection for their home offices.

Nokia employees have found that broadband Internet access at home allows them to quickly and securely access applications and information hosted on the Nokia Intranet.

This small piece of text raises so many questions that it's simply amazing. How will the relationship depend on the position of the employee? Or will the local provider give it priority? This is impossible. Although, on the other hand, if Nokia plans to lay fiber optics to its employees directly, this explains the passage.

Of all the equipment needed to connect to the Nokia Intranet, a regular company laptop is sufficient. Authorization is due to the system utility, Ducati Panigale 1199 hanging in the desktop tray, the time for authorization and establishing a VPN connection is no more than one minute on average. From a security standpoint, there are no vulnerabilities, access to the computer is password protected, NTFS disk layout guarantees resistance to direct copying of data, and if the laptop is lost, its access to its native network is blocked with one call. A simple and effective system that does not require any add-ons today. The heap of safety instructions is already not observed by most of the company's employees. For example, you can’t work on a plane with a laptop, however, I managed to get to know one of the developers of the Nokia N93 in this way, while he was reading corporate mail.

The second paragraph is basically a song. That is, Nokia employees “accidentally” discovered that accessing the Intranet from their laptop is convenient. It's just the finish line. Some time ago, a guest in Europe at a Nokia employee, was surprised by communism with WiFi access: his access point was not protected, not only with a password, it was visible and open to everyone. It was possible to connect from the street and use his access to the network for free. The answer to my surprised question was very simple: that, they say, everything needs to be configured, but I'm not a technical specialist.

There are many examples of well-resolved mobility issues within Nokia. The company claims to be an Internet company, according to a policy statement from its management. But after reading this book, you understand that either there was no opportunity to share real experience so as not to provoke competition, or everything is really at such a rudimentary level, and the most technologically advanced company has problems understanding how to work with all these devices. It is easy to believe that a shoemaker himself without boots is easy, since most of the technical business solutions in Nokia today are not applied by their own. In this aspect, the book is harmful, as it shows the true state of affairs with informatization within the company and the level at which the problems of its solution are. For the reader, the book is not interesting, since it contains neither experience nor real examples. Reading the whole book for the sake of 2-3 sentences with specifics is clearly not worth it.

Abstract from the publisher

There is no doubt that mobility and the ability to conduct business without being tied to traditional workplaces and limited working hours is an undeniable competitive advantage for any organization. This book was written by employees of a company that occupies a leading position in the mobile device market. Nokia shares its unique "mobilization" experience and provides advice that will be useful to owners and top managers of enterprises in various lines of business. Don't miss the opportunity to learn how cutting-edge solutions break down the barriers between time and space!

Table

Foreword to the Russian edition
Mobilization: delights and difficulties
Foreword to the English edition
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Part one. Understanding Mobility
Chapter 1. Nokia's Journey
The Unfortunate CIO
On the Road
Why Businesses Need Mobility
Chapter 2. What Mobility Is
Mobility Perspectives
Evolving towards a mobile business
A managerial view of mobile business
Chapter 3. Mobility skeptics
Understanding the skeptics
Coordinated response
Chapter 4 Determining the benefits of mobility< br/>Finding a precedent
Common business benefits
Locating the benefits of mobility
Summary
Part two. Preparing for business mobilization
Chapter 5. Analyzing staff
Understanding levels of mobility
Which employees are the most mobile
Recognizing the expectations of a mobile worker
Chapter 6.Mobilization of business processes
Defining business processes for mobilization
Practical examples of profiling
Summary
Chapter 7. Selecting mobile technology launch elements
Mobile Devices
Mobile Management Device
Communication
Tools and Applications
Security
Chapter 8. Optimizing Your Mobile Workspace
Selecting a Location
Working in Public and Low-Influence Locations Nokia
Working from home
Working at the office Nokia
The opinion of the skeptics
Chapter 9. Managing mobile workforce
How mobilization affects workforce management
Social aspects of mobility
Part three. Work becomes mobile
Chapter 10. Creating business cases for a mobile business
Unique characteristics of mobile solutions
Mobile business case development methodology
Comparison of mobile solutions
Chapter 11. Launch
Stages in the evolution of mobility
Infrastructure and technology launch elements
Horizontal applications
Vertical applications
New approaches to doing business
First steps
Afterword
Mobility in practice: Nokia employees talk
Glossary of terms
More information
About the authors
Index

Review. “Make your business mobile! The Nokia Experience

The number of books on the topic of mobile communications is increasing, and this is good news. One such book is “Mobile Your Business! The Nokia Experience,” written by three Nokia employees in charge of enterprise solutions, two of whom work for Enterprise Solutions. It would seem that people responsible for mobility, by the nature of their work, should create a very interesting book, full of life examples, vivid and memorable. But the book is very boring, mundane and does not differ in any flight of fancy. It is quite possible to define it in the category "For Dummies", so obvious and sensible things are chewed from chapter to chapter. The book purports to share Nokia's experience in mobilizing its employees to work from remote locations. There are many tables, graphs, but there is not a single example from life with a description of the task and the way to solve it. That is, not just spices are missing in the dish, there is not even salt, it is insipid and inexpressive. In such a book, I would like to see a description of the problems of maintaining a fleet of various devices, their remote control, development and strategic planning of information systems to meet current and future challenges. There is none of this.

Nokia employees have found that broadband Internet access at home allows them to quickly and securely access applications and information hosted on the Nokia Intranet.

This small piece of text raises so many questions that it's simply amazing. How will the relationship depend on the position of the employee? Or will the local provider give it priority? This is impossible. Although, on the other hand, if Nokia plans to lay fiber optics to its employees directly, this explains the passage.

Of all the equipment needed to connect to the Nokia Intranet, a regular company laptop is sufficient. Authorization occurs due to the system utility, Ducati Panigale 1199 hanging in the desktop tray, the time for authorization and establishing a VPN connection is no more than one minute on average. From a security standpoint, there are no vulnerabilities, access to the computer is password protected, NTFS disk layout guarantees resistance to direct copying of data, and if the laptop is lost, its access to its native network is blocked with one call. A simple and effective system that does not require any add-ons today. The heap of safety instructions is already not observed by most of the company's employees. For example, you can’t work on a plane with a laptop, however, I managed to get to know one of the developers of the Nokia N93 in this way, while he was reading corporate mail.

Of all the equipment needed to connect to the Nokia Intranet, a typical company laptop is sufficient. Authorization occurs due to the system utility, Ducati Panigale 1199 Ducati Panigale 1199 hanging in the desktop tray, the time for authorization and establishing a VPN connection is no more than one minute on average. From a security standpoint, there are no vulnerabilities, access to the computer is password protected, NTFS disk layout guarantees resistance to direct copying of data, and if the laptop is lost, its access to its native network is blocked with one call. A simple and effective system that does not require any add-ons today. The heap of safety instructions is already not observed by most of the company's employees. For example, you can't work on a plane with a laptop, however, I managed to get acquainted with one of the developers of Nokia N93 in this way, while he was reading corporate mail.

The second paragraph is basically a song. That is, Nokia employees "accidentally" discovered that access to the Intranet from their laptop is convenient. It's just the finish line. Some time ago, a guest in Europe at a Nokia employee, was surprised by communism with WiFi access: his access point was not protected, not only with a password, it was visible and open to everyone. It was possible to connect from the street and use his access to the network for free. The answer to my surprised question was very simple: that, they say, everything needs to be configured, but I'm not a technical specialist.

There are many examples of successfully solved mobility problems within Nokia. The company claims to be an Internet company, according to a policy statement from its management. But after reading this book, you understand that either there was no opportunity to share real experience so as not to provoke competition, or everything is really at such a rudimentary level, and the most technologically advanced company has problems understanding how to work with all these devices. It is easy to believe that a shoemaker himself without boots is easy, since most of the technical business solutions in Nokia today are not applied by their own. In this aspect, the book is harmful, as it shows the true state of affairs with informatization within the company and the level at which the problems of its solution are. For the reader, the book is not interesting, since it contains neither experience nor real examples. Reading the whole book for the sake of 2-3 sentences with specifics is clearly not worth it.

Abstract from the publisher

There is no doubt that mobility and the ability to conduct business without being tied to traditional workplaces and limited working hours is an undeniable competitive advantage for any organization. This book was written by employees of a company that occupies a leading position in the mobile device market. Nokia shares its unique "mobilization" experience and provides advice that will be useful to owners and top managers of enterprises in various lines of business. Don't miss the opportunity to learn how cutting-edge solutions break down the barriers between time and space!

Table

Preface to the Russian edition Mobilization: delights and difficulties Preface to the English edition Acknowledgments Introduction Part one. Understanding Mobility Chapter 1. The Nokia Journey Unfortunate CIO On the Road Why Businesses Need Mobility Chapter 2. What is Mobile Business Mobility Perspectives Evolving Toward a Mobile Business A Managerial Perspective on Mobile Business Chapter 3. Skeptics on Mobility Issues Understanding Skeptics Coordinated Response Chapter 4. Determining Benefits Mobility Finding a Case Study Shared Benefits for Business Locating the Benefits of Mobility Summary Part Two. Preparing for Business Mobilization Chapter 5. Analyzing Workforce Understanding Mobility Levels Which Employees Are Most Mobility Understanding Mobile Worker Expectations Chapter 6. Mobilizing Business Processes Defining Business Processes to Mobilize Practical Examples of Profiling Summary Chapter 7. Selecting Mobility Launch Elements Mobile Devices Mobile Device Management Connectivity Tools and Applications Security Chapter 8. Optimizing the Mobile Workplace Choice of Location Work in Public and Low Impact Locations Nokia Work from Home Work in the Nokia Office Skeptics Opinion Chapter 9. Mobile Workforce Management How Mobilization Affects Workforce Management Social Aspects of Mobility Part third. Work becomes mobile Chapter 10. Creating business cases for mobile business Unique characteristics of mobile solutions Methodology for developing mobile business cases Comparison of mobile solutions Chapter 11. Launch Stages in the evolution of mobility Infrastructure and technology launch elements Horizontal applications Vertical applications New approaches to doing business First steps Afterword Mobility in action: Nokia staff talk Glossary More information About the authors Index