Making Mobility Work

Below are 5 steps for Making Mobility Work for your business. Many business still only consider email and internet access in their mobility plan, but there is so much more; and the potential benefits can be huge.

Organisations are starting to become smarter about bring your own (BYO) and taking steps to secure their devices and data. But some are still missing out when it comes to capitalising on opportunities to improve employee satisfaction and productivity by enabling the use of consumer technology at work; including smartphones, tablets, apps, and more.

Smartphones and tablets are so much more than just devices to access email. IT is vital your business allows employees to get the most out of their device in order to increase productivity and get the greatest return of investment spent on the various types of IT.

Its all about working smarter and a good enterprise mobility strategy focuses on empowering employees by making the right information, expertise and processes accessible to people when they need it, wherever they are working, and across all devices.

When it comes to making mobility work for your organisation there are many factors involved. Below are 5 important steps to make the journey a smooth and successful one:

1.Build the business case first its surprising how often its missed; usually because of the reactive way in which IT has to respond to business demands

2.Put end users first Involve users right from the start and they;; be more likely to use the device to their full potential

3. Plan for the future Develop a secure, multi-vendor approach and strike the right balance between economies of scale and the complexity of managing a range of smart devices

4. Make sure its all properly secured Even more important now due to the increasing number of people who are accessing corporate networks with their own devices. Employee-owned devices will be compromised by malware at more than double the rate of corporate owned devices

5.Align your HR and IT policies you must have policies set in place that are clear and consistent about where the users responsibility lies

Making mobility work has already proved successful for many business such as the case of Network Rail who have successfully embraced mobility. The aim of the project was to equip front-line workers with smartphones that they would really want to use and look after on a daily basis. The devices gave the team the ability to capture information digitally and process it centrally, enabling them to predict and prevent problems, rather than having to fix them when they occur.

Should you need any help or advice or starting to make mobility work for your business then be sure to ask our team of experts here at Atlas.

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