Barcoding, Inc. Shares New Research and Resources for Businesses Migrating to Android in 2020
Findings show new opportunities as Microsoft discontinues support of Windows CE mobile operating system
By: Barcoding, Inc.
Over the course of 2019, Barcoding coordinated several research initiatives to help customers prepare for change and take advantage of the opportunities of the Android operating system. During the first phase, Barcoding gathered insights through an online survey and then conducted in-depth interviews with their top customers to better understand how companies are facing the migration to Android. During the final phase, Barcoding met with customers and industry leaders across the U.S. and Canada during Android in the Enterprise "Geek Tanks" — a series of networking events that included a panel of experts and a human-centered design workshop. The program's combined efforts lead the way in readying enterprise companies for Android and for setting the stage for continuous improvement in the future. Barcoding's initial findings show how companies are thinking about the transition to Android, how they plan to implement new technology, and critical recommendations to reduce risks and capital expenditures during the transition.
Additional findings from the Barcoding research include:
· 46% of companies surveyed do not plan to upgrade in 2019, placing pressure on their organizations next year as Windows Mobile goes end of support.
· 32% of companies surveyed feel unprepared for managing technology transitions.
· 26% of companies surveyed plan to outsource the management of their devices to a third-party firm.
· 38% of companies surveyed believe that financial justification is still the number one barrier to change.
"While this is a significant technology shift, it is not new to us. We've helped our customers in the past successfully navigate the challenges that arose when proprietary operating systems were replaced by DOS, and then again when Windows emerged," said Greg Henry, VP of Client Solutions for Barcoding. "We look forward to serving as a resource for our customers and other companies in the industry as they manage the migration to Android."
Initial research findings (https://learn.barcoding.com/
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