4 challenges with enterprise mobility
1. Selecting the right deviceMobile devices have become a crucial aspect of any workplace in recent years, with many field workers relying on tablets, handhelds, laptops and other devices to carry out their daily responsibilities. For environments with high risk, choosing the right device alongside a well-planned Disaster Recovery (DR) plan is essential. Reliable, rugged devices are crucial, as well as the appropriate management of these, to ensure risk is reduced and downtime minimised. If you're looking across the vendor offering, we find HP devices with Intel® Processors to be a reasonable choice.
2. Training and adoptionFamiliarising staff with the devices is another important step to achieving mobilisation in a workplace. Companies need to take the time to understand the needs and perceptions of their employees, and to identify the points in employees’ workflows where mobile can help. A solution provider can assist in making this happen through supporting IT departments in the implementation and training of staff, effectively integrating enterprise mobility into an organisation as well as providing troubleshooting solutions so staff can fix minor issues without assistance.
3. Security and data protectionMobile devices inherently come with a number of security challenges that must be addressed before creating a truly mobile workforce. Problems like loss of assets and data, defence against cyber crimes, privacy of confidential information and security for remote network access all must be considered. Ensuring accompanying security solutions, as well as efficient Mobile Device Management (MDM) is important for investment protection and smooth workflow.
4. The right partnerImplementing any new technology requires an experienced, knowledgeable partner to back you up. A good solution provider can help ensure all possible risks and challenges are considered, supporting your IT department in the deployment of mobility in the workplace. Through the right solutions partner, you can carry out a mobile strategy to optimise the delivery of business needs, achieving the desired return of investment.
How mobile is your workforce? Are you hoping to implement it more effectively into your organisation? Mobility can partly come naturally in an office but if it is a significant part of your business, it may be better to have a plan in place.
- Matt Wynn-Jones November 8th, 2017