Workplace modernization has been rapidly changing the way people work every day. Employees are taking countless tasks they used to do manually and handling them with their mobile devices. We’ve reached the point where some people have a smartphone or a tablet in their hands constantly – all day, every day.
Some corporate IT leaders are nervous about this trend – can they really trust their people to stay productive when they’re fiddling with their phones all the time? The smart leaders, however, aren’t nervous at all – they’re embracing the digital future.
According to Raconteur, we’re now entering the era of the “application economy,” in which companies are starting to actively seek out ways to use mobile technology to their advantage. By having their employees use apps regularly and complete tasks more efficiently, they’re able to dramatically increase productivity and cut costs. Matt Hunt, chief executive of Apadmi Enterprise, told the publication that companies can transform overnight if they look at their existing business processes and find ways to implement mobile.
“Organizations may have the ideas and see the opportunities, but they need to start by looking at their legacy systems,” Hunt said. “Mistakes are made when companies go ahead with developing mobile, without having those integration points ready. Before we look at a mobile solution, we’ll always ask what it’s integrating with.”
In other words, the most successful businesses aren’t just doing mobile out of the blue, just to say they’re doing it – they’re making it a part of what they already do best. Here are a few ways they’re doing so:
- Speeding up communication: Getting your message out to employees has never been easier. Now that employees can use mobile apps for receiving emails, chats, and other communications, word will spread instantaneously.
- Sharing and accessing files: Sharing files with co-workers using bulky servers and data centers can work, but you know what’s better? Using a cloud platform, and mobile apps that can quickly access it.
- Keeping tabs on customers: Most companies have a customer relationship management (CRM) database they use to track customer activity. If you can access that database using a mobile app, the information you need is always just one push of a button away.
- Managing workflow every day: Setting the schedule for the day’s work? Assigning tasks to co-workers? Mobile apps make this process quick and seamless.
- Making meetings more efficient: Meetings can be a big drain on productivity if you waste too much time tracking people down and getting them in a room together – but with new mobile-fueled technology like video conferencing, the process has never been easier.
If you’re willing to overhaul the processes your people use daily, you’ve got a real opportunity to unlock value for your organization. But to make all that possible, you need a way of giving everyone the devices they need and managing them effectively.
That’s where we come in. At Zones, we have a comprehensive approach to Device as a Service (DaaS) – we’re here to help you significantly reduce the cost and complexity of device procurement, plus deliver high-quality service to users when they need it. Whether your people use desktops, laptops, smartphones, tablets, or anything else, they’ll all have the support they need.
If you’re interested in learning more about Zones’ DaaS offerings, we’ve got just the resource for you. Check out our whitepaper on the 5 ways DaaS is transforming IT.