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How Coca-Cola Bottling CIO Manages Mobile Strategy
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aaronAshfield
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8/14/2013 | 8:33:07 PM
re: How Coca-Cola Bottling CIO Manages Mobile Strategy
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David F. Carr
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8/13/2013 | 2:06:01 PM
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I agree I found that more impressive than any one thing mentioned here about managing technology (although this management style is impressive overall).
Shane M. O'Neill
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8/12/2013 | 8:45:42 PM
re: How Coca-Cola Bottling CIO Manages Mobile Strategy
I applaud the "walk the walk" policy here where CIOs go out in the field with rank-and-file workers. I fear it's annual event at best for most CIOs or CEOs because they are so busy and under great pressure. Many high-level execs will blow it off. But companies should try to enforce it. Plenty of upside, very little downside. With Coke, it led to a genuine improvement (deploying iPads for salespeople).
D. Henschen
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8/12/2013 | 5:00:45 PM
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Supporting BYOD and keeping up with consumer update cycles is a dicey challenge. I've lived it. A few months ago soon after I was given a Blackberry Z10 at the NYC product launch, I attempted to try it out as a BYOD device. Our mobile support team had plenty of experience with prior-generation Blackberries, but they had seen only one other instance of the Z10 and they weren't sure how to handle it. We soon tackled email sync, but I'm not using the phone's "Balance" feature whereby you can create separate personal and work spaces on the phone. That apparently requires a new generation of Blackberry server software that my company wasn't prepared to deploy.
RobPreston
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8/12/2013 | 2:27:46 PM
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We hear a lot from CIOs that they intend to spend more time and have their reports spend more time with customers. But when we press them on that point, they usually acknowledge that their best intentions get swamped by other priorities. So it's refreshing to see a CIO formally requiring his folks to get out into the field. There's so much to learn from doing that.


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