Mobile technology has revolutionized the way we work, live & communicate. Workers in virtually every industry are increasingly mobile. Most employees use their mobile devices for work-related purposes throughout the workweek, and frequently during the weekend, working from home, or even on vacation can interact with their phones exactly as they would if they were in the office.
Some of the benefits of secure access to corporate applications and data from anywhere are:
More flexible work models make it easier to access the data, applications, tools and people that employees need to do their jobs from any location, at any time increasing their productivity, reducing reducing downtime due to weather emergencies, transportation transit problems or other events that might keep them out of the office. Mobility provides field workers with secure access to applications and databases, allowing them to eliminate trips back and forth to the office and duplicate data entry tasks. The ability to work from any location increases connection to the employer and improves both retention and recruitment.
The benefits of mobility come with challenges and risks; mobile devices and programs are more complex to deploy and manage than familiar wired technologies. Mobility is a game changer, transferring much of the control of devices, apps and services to the end user – and in the process, creating new security and management challenges. Easy-to-use mobile management tools for employer-provided or employee-owned devices provide centralized and remote management, monitoring and security for all types of mobile devices, apps, and or in-transit data. Mobility involves more than handing out devices and deploying applications. Proper planning and implementation involves assessing and fine-tuning technology architectures, software platforms and back-end applications and databases. Mobility, will change the way you do business and make your employees more productive, manageable and efficient.