Mobile computing (mobility) has been the major theme of the ongoing IFS World Conference 2012 in Gothenburg, Sweden. Given that the sales of smartphones and tablets have recently exceeded the sales of PCs, this path of discussion is logical. IFS has embarked on the following three-step path to workforce mobilization:
Reach—when people are out of office, reach them via notifications, reminders,
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to transform some industries’ best practices via mobile devices (e.g., field service tasks) At the conference, IFS launched seven new smartphone apps in the IFS Touch Apps series. The new applications—which are available from Google Play Store, Apple App Store, and Windows Marketplace—offer intuitive mobile functionality in areas such as human resources (HR), customer relationship management (CRM), ad-hoc reporting, enterprise application search, vehicle management, and IFS support services.