Mobility Meets Reality. Finally.

It’s hard to remember a time without smart phones, even though models like the iPhone have been part of our lives for less than a decade. And yet in that time, they’ve become essential to our lives, if not our workplace.

Every time we survey employees, mobile work and the ability to work remotely, even occasionally, are far and away the most popular mobility benefits a company can provide. Devices like tablets and smartphones make that a possibility now more than ever. But traditional businesses, even those willing to accept that constant connectivity could significantly boost productivity, have had to worry about increased enterprise security risks and added IT complexity until recently. The result is a gap between IT reality and the promise of mobility.
Screen shot 2015-09-02 at 11.28.13 AMNow Dell, IBM and many others offer solutions to bridge the gap with mobile/BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) strategies that take advantage of the technology their employees already have and integrate solutions across devices, management, applications and security to give employees the best tools for the job, and enable data to move in a secure, managed and reliable way.

It will be a game changer for mobility when businesses focus on mobilizing two things: people and data.

People: If you’re thinking about adopting a BYOD policy in order to allow employees to work remotely or work flexible hours, technology experts recommend that you first audit the mobile technologies your employees use. Once you have a clear idea of the needs of various roles within your organization, and what their data and connectivity needs are, then you can tailor a policy that works best for your employees.

Data: Many businesses say one of their biggest technology fears – one that may inhibit them from adopting a BYOD policy – is fear of a data breach. That’s why companies like Dell, IBM, and many others have growing services offering packages specifically tailored for mobility and BYOD that can help businesses adopt more flexible work policies without sacrificing security.

The growth of mobile technology, which in turn lets companies and employees adopt strategies like BYOD, can let your company unlock so much more than just new technology. It gives employers the ability to be smart about commuting, time, and resources. In effect, a mobile work policy for today’s technology can save your employees time and save you money when they’re freed from having to sit in rush hour traffic.

Want to know more? Contact us if you’re curious about how to put mobile working or flex hours to work for you.

 

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