It’s official — BYOD is here, and there’s no turning back. Mobile Device Management (MDM) gives employees the freedom to connect whenever, wherever for increased productivity and a better work-life balance. But every smartphone, tablet and notebook is a potential gateway for unauthorized applications, malware and other security threats.
A growing number of organizations are realizing the benefits of mobile devices, including increased productivity, enhanced efficiency and speedier response times. Yet while the use of mobile devices typically leads to lower costs and additional revenue opportunities, it also brings challenges associated with device and application procurement, data connections, service costs, content management and — most important — security.
Mobile devices and apps have transformed the way enterprises operate in recent years, improving productivity, communication and collaboration, and in many cases completely changing how work gets done. To help optimize mobility initiatives, many organizations turn to trusted IT partners that can help maintain mobile deployments and free up staff to focus on innovation.
For most organizations, the question of whether to deploy mobile computing has long since given way to the question of how. And many are only in the early stages of mobility maturity. An expertly conceived strategy is necessary to achieve the innovation that mobility can provide.
The following describes some typical UC usage scenarios, and how you can deploy products that will maximize productivity while minimizing downtime, excessive inventory costs, operational overhead, and unsatisfied users.
While we tend to think about mobility largely as a consumer phenomenon, it is also changing how the workforce carries out business. With so much being done beyond traditional office walls, many insurance companies, financial service organizations and even government agencies are adopting mobile devices as productivity tools and developing enterprise apps for these devices. Electronic signature technology is pivotal to enabling mobile transactions beyond just informational apps. Not only in terms of straight-through processing (STP), but also for full compliance, legal enforceability and record retention. With most organizations’ mobile strategies still in the early stages, this article provides a starting point to help you better understand mobile e-signatures for business. It reviews the top 10 capabilities that businesses need in order to properly equip their customer-facing workforce with mobile e-signing.
Published By: xMatters
Published Date: Oct 23, 2014
In many organizations, the IT team ushered in the first generation of primitive mobility, issuing pagers to on-call teams and guardians of key corporate systems. And while today, the vast majority of our pagers have been upgraded to smart phones and intelligent devices, many of them are used for little more than prompting us to log into a desktop system or dial a phone. This paper outlines six strategies for extending mobile devices beyond notification to workflows and robust productivity tools within your IT organization.
Published By: bigtincan
Published Date: Oct 10, 2014
Understanding content value and unlocking the tribal knowledge that exists among mobile workforces is one of the key drivers that can improve how an organization operates in the age of mobile computing. By implementing Content Intelligence, mobile users can easily learn from their colleagues and leverage the domain expertise and the content that works best. It’s the ultimate way to get people working together to improve the productivity of every user within the organization.
Published By: bigtincan
Published Date: Oct 10, 2014
Today's workforce is increasingly "mobile first" — and, sometimes, "mobile only." As IDC research shows, companies are devoting nearly a quarter of the IT budget to mobile, seeking to enhance worker productivity, increase sales and revenue, and improve competitive advantage and grow share. The right content mobilization platform is a key ingredient for the success of enterprise mobile initiatives.
Employees today want more—and they need more—if they’re going to stay productive from anywhere, which is usually the primary goal of having mobile devices in the first place.
The right apps can enhance employee productivity, reduce expenses, and increase profitability which means that the decisions you make about the apps your organization uses are among the most important decisions your organization makes. No pressure, right? Our Mobile Application Development solution brief covers:
Providing support for apps
We work at home. We take conference calls in the backseat of a taxi. We even tap out emails from 30,000 feet. Mobility is radically redefining the way we work, because it’s redefining where and when we can work. It’s why Keith Perske, executive managing director of workplace innovation for Collier’s, thinks it’s time
to adopt a new description of the workplace: “Today’s workplace is an integrated set of locations, technology, programs and work practices that connect people and enable employees to contribute and be productive. That’s the new workplace definition.”
And with the emergence of this modern workplace, users are expecting a mobile experience that’s simple, convenient, and a boon to their productivity. In order to deliver on these expectations, IT organizations are making business mobility a
priority in their investment decisions. Which is why we’ve identified five potent mobility trends that warrant attention and also present opportunities to transform the enterprise
Published By: Aerohive
Published Date: Jul 03, 2012
One of the most overlooked aspects of the BYOD phenomenon isn't just connecting the users to the network, but how to manage them once they're there. Getting mobile and BYO devices onto the network is now table stakes. This white paper will take you through the necessary connectivity and productivity requirements in order to ensure your network is truly ready for the mobility explosion.
By 2011, the mobile workforce in the U.S. is expected to reach 120.1 million people. Embracing this trend is more of a question of "how" rather than "if": How will you measure, manage and build relationships with increasingly distributed teams and workers?
By 2011, IDC expects mobile workers to make up 73 percent of the total U.S. workforce. Whether mobile employees are out in the field or at home, sitting in a satellite office or constantly on the go within a corporate campus environment, they're going to need an effective way to stay connected and productive.
COCC, a leading provider of technology services for community banks and credit unions, needed a way to reach distant customers without increasing travel costs. That's when COCC decided to try online meeting technology.
Smartphones and tablets are game changers for engagement because people carry them everywhere they go. Your customers and partners and employees have perpetual access to the vast resources of the Internet — and hopefully your mobile app as well — in the key moments of their day. In interviews with more than 100 mobile innovators, we have found four places where mobile engagement transforms services and processes: customer engagement, process acceleration, employee productivity, and new business services. Even at this early stage of development, you can see positive impacts of mobile engagement in apps from General Electric, Trane, and Uber Technologies. We close with a simple framework for prioritizing which apps and features people will actually use based how useful and convenient they are.
Both inside and outside sales professionals are becoming more mobile, with industry research showing that half are already using tablet devices and an additional 26 percent plan to adopt them in the next 18 months. By integrating mobility in the sales workforce, businesses are able to increase overall productivity, effectiveness as well as meeting sales goals since they are able to access information and content anytime, anywhere, through any mobile device. Yet, there are still major obstacles to overcome when trying to implement a strategy to bring mobility to your sales force.
Mobile devices have offered organizations unparalleled access to information and a new level of flexibility in doing business. However, with this newfound freedom comes inherent risks and the danger of security breaches. This whitepaper discusses the growth of mobile devices in the workplace, inherent security issues in common file sharing services, and what organizations can do to enforce BYOD security policies without limiting the productivity of its employees.
Rapid changes in both technology and business mean that IT departments are constantly barraged with new projects whether it's writing a web app or implementing new infrastructure for mobile application. It's a challenge just to stay ahead of the curve.
This Whitepaper examines the top 10 every day pains that prevent IT managers from getting work done and offers some new and trusted solutions for improving your productivity.
Businesses need a mobile strategy to transform into a digital business. A well-executed strategy will ensure that customers are continually engaged with your firm and employee productivity is optimized via mobile apps. Use this report to understand which core capabilities and features you should look for in a good mAPM solution.
The average organization owns about 2,500 apps - making a secure, seamless, scalable virtual workspace strategy easier said than architected.
Businesses find themselves scrambling to deploy virtual workspace solutions that meet both mobile end-users' and IT's demands.
In this white paper, you'll find five key criteria you must implement in order to effectively execute your mobile workspace plans. Get details on how to offer:
A single point of access for productivity and tools
Easy app navigation and management
Personalization and customization
Today's savviest enterprises are leveraging BYOD as a tool to drive mobile accessibility, increase IT oversight, and enable employees to complete business tasks anytime, anywhere, on any device. Considering the risks, there must be a strategy for managing and securing these BYOD devices. BYOD programs provide users with a secure, IT-approved method for accessing corporate resources from their personal devices. This white paper outlines the basic measures business leaders and IT professionals are taking to turn their BYOD programs into major productivity gains.