How Does DuPont Keep 60,000 Workers Connected In 70 Countries?

By  Pat Brans — August 03, 2009

DuPont has a wide range of mobile users, from the executive who needs 24/7 email access around the globe to agricultural workers who are using mobile solutions to gather data, quite literally, in the field.

The company has several key strategies for meeting the needs of its workers. These include:

  • A shift from desktop computers to WiFi-enabled notebooks (27,000 deployed so far).
  • Transitioning from middleware to a Web browser-based approach for linking mobile workers to business-critical applications and databases.
  • Making tough decisions about which employees are eligible for which types of mobile voice and data plans.
  • Easing the burden on internal IT teams by offloading mobile device management to the wireless carriers whenever possible.
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