To make it simple, there is a massive gap between what mobile users need from their mobile experience and what operators can actually provide. Mobile users are more sophisticated today than ever, they require a certain level of experience that is ubiquitous with their online experiences like e-shopping, social networking, and others. What all these experiences have in common is – DATA.

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The operator of the service uses user-permitted information to provide a smooth journey through service events such as on-boarding, orientation, and usage. They customize the journey to each user taking away redundant clicks, cumbersome admin, and segregated procedures. They do it because they have the data and they apply its content to all user touchpoints and interaction events.

Users are willing to share an ample amount of information about themselves if it will provide them with a clear return in terms of better customer service. An operator of any service simply has to have the infrastructure that is willing to cultivate this data across all of their business processes and put it to intelligent use.

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Operating GPS on a mobile deviceMobile operators are an interesting group that varies in terms of their readiness for such digital-based service ideals. Some of them still live in the past, providing pure voice and data connectivity with zero digital service orientation. They have continuously declining NPS (customer satisfaction score) and increase churn as users flee to more sophisticated operators. There is no question about the necessity of this migration or transformation to intelligent digital services, it is only a question of READINESS.

Digital Transformation Readiness (DTR) engulfs both infrastructure and corporate culture readiness for said transformation. It is both the integration of separate IT systems into a one hive-like operator service mind as well as the corporate mindset that have to be in check to move into the 21st century.

A simple diagnostics app or a call-center software upgrade just won’t do it. It is a multi-dimensional problem that has to be addressed by C-level and downwards with a true sense of urgency because the reality for nowadays mobile operators is simple:

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Get Ready for Digital Transformation – or Die.

This piece is the first part of a series of articles on Digital Transformation Readiness, and how can it be used to plan and execute for success.

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MCE Systems is the pioneer in mobile device lifecycle management, having created more than $2.5B of shareholder value for operators and their partners since 2005. MCE’s industry-leading solutions simplify operations, increase revenues, and decrease inefficiencies. Specific solutions range from device diagnostics and care to trade-in management with a price guarantee to handling device returns. All are omnichannel-ready with world-class virtualization and provide fully integrated data management to anticipate customer needs around device-related customers issues (e.g., device health, upgrade timing). Over its more than 15 years of experience, MCE Systems has become the trusted solution to Tier-1 operators and their partners. For more information, please

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