Just over two-thirds of North American and European information workers are mobile, according to HPE technology. That’s right: 69%! Today’s workforce is mobile. What can your business do to help increase productivity and support this growing demand?
First, ask yourself this question: Does your existing IT infrastructure support mobile?
To answer yes, you would need to provide some of the following:
- cloud storage
- messaging and notification systems
- asset tracking
- password policies
- other security measures
- device support
- cross-platform support
- and more!
When you really get into the details, the above list can and will get long. How do you deploy a modern workplace that supports mobility? For a small to midsized business, you are searching for three important things. Is it each of these: Simple? Reliable? Affordable? Follow these steps to get off to a good start:
- Define what you need. Who needs access? What do they need to access? Where are they accessing it from? What devices are they using? Basically, you want to connect your employees and vendors to the right apps and information when they need it and from the device that they prefer.
- Secure it. Sometimes it feels like a balancing act, giving users the tools they need for productivity while keeping security a top concern. The best solutions include tools such as identity management, device updates, email and VPN configurations, blocking untrusted devices and automatically wiping business data from a device when an employee leaves your organization.
- Is your infrastructure strong enough? Mobile apps require servers with scalable storage that run with low latency at high performance. It’s because they’re considered Unified Communication and Collaboration apps, and they are very data intensive. Do you have the network, onsite or virtually, to support the speeds your users need for productivity? We can provide you with custom, managed network services to align your business needs with your growth.
Think of these three as the pillars of a mobile-workforce-ready business. Once you have these in place, you’re on the right track for not only supporting a mobile workforce but doing so with an environment that creates awesome productivity.