Remote working is here to stay. Mobile technologies can give your staff a competitive edge in today’s business world. We recommend that you take time to assess and understand the mobile technology that can be useful to your organization. If you’re implementing a new mobile platform, here are four important things to consider before you start.
You don’t want to waste your time with mobile technology that doesn’t work for all parts of your business. The wrong choice could impact your productivity negatively, which of course is the opposite of what you’re aiming for. One thing you need to consider is that your staff should be able to maintain their productivity even when an internet connection isn’t available.
This is easily overlooked, because in the world we live in now there seems to be an opportunity to connect to the internet wherever we are. That’s largely true, but a good connection is something different, and may not always be available for staff out in the field. Rather than investing in mobile devices that need an internet connection for everything, consider giving your employees devices that can also be used for productive work when offline.
Ideally all technology will be easy to use, but this is an additional consideration for mobile solutions, because these devices aren’t always designed for business purposes. Don’t be tempted by cheaper products designed for the mass market that may not have the power and features you need for your business, and will make using them for work a battle.
You’ll need mobile solutions where sharing content and connecting to your network is seamless. Your mobile device apps should be as reliable as the server-based applications. If it’s not of equivalent quality to its desktop ‘partner’, it will slow things down and potentially cost you money. It’s always important to maintain employee utilization high, whether they’re in the office or out on the road.
Strong security is essential when using mobile technology, because of the greater potential for your confidential data to be compromised. This applies both to the devices used and the network that workers will need to connect to remotely. The files on the network that staff need to access should be easy to find by users, but still secured against unauthorized persons. Data stored on mobile devices should also be secure, because they can be lost or stolen, and company information should be encrypted to keep it confidential.
Today, every business should have a Mobile Device Management strategy. Cybercriminals have developed more and more malware aimed at breaching the security of mobile devices. Don’t let them win. A Mobile Device Management plan will keep them out of your mobile devices and the network that is at the heart of your business.
Implementing an effective mobile solution for your organization is more complicated than you might think. Making sure that these four requirements are covered will put you on the right track. You need to be confident that the solution you choose is a good match for your business and will serve all your needs. To maintain your competitiveness, you should familiarize yourself with the latest mobile technology solutions and their utility for businesses.
At Quikteks we know which mobile solutions are most useful for businesses and we take time understanding the needs of your company so we can recommend the best one for you. For more information on mobile platforms and Mobile Device Management, call us at (973) 882-4644.