It’s hard to find anyone without a smartphone in hand these days. In Cayman particularly, we need to be on-the-go and connected all the time – this is a trend that permeates throughout each generation.
It should be no surprise that businesses are embracing enterprise mobility management (EMM). A recent survey by Tech Pro Research shows a solid rise in the Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) movement, with 74 percent of organizations already allowing or planning to allow their employees to bring their own smartphone, laptop, or tablet to work – a strategy designed to help organizations reduce both hardware and service costs.
Matthew Drum, Head of Business at Digicel Business says, “If your business hasn’t jumped aboard the mobility bandwagon, now is the time.”
Here are a few of the many advantages that can be gained for both employees and employers:
Get more done from anywhere
You no longer have to choose between waiting in the office for an important call and missing an offsite appointment; you can have it both ways. With the right mobile communication app, you can have your office line follow you wherever you are. You can have access to office directories and powerful business communication features— like voice/video conferencing — just as if you were in the office.
Reduce the office footprint
When you and your team are equipped with enterprise productivity apps that help you work efficiently on-the-go, you have the freedom to move away from a traditional office environment. Some or all employees can move to home offices, using their smartphones and Internet to collaborate. And even if you are committed to a traditional office setting, you still benefit when workers can check in easily from anywhere to review and respond to urgent messages that impact your bottom line.
Increase Employee Engagement
Staff turnover can be costly, and so can workers who are less than fully engaged in your company and the work they do. Millennials and other young workers have grown up with a smartphone in hand and technology in their DNA. They are going to be on their smartphone regardless. Rather than have the technology become a distraction, it’s time to embrace each worker’s mobile device of choice.
Digicel Business recommends adopting an EMM strategy. This isn’t something you have to do alone; they can help you in introducing your business to the latest in cloud-based communication solutions designed for business, but delivered by trusted service providers around the globe. Their newest additions to their suite of products help business teams reach new levels of communication and productivity that can be of great support to employees’ and employers’ working needs. If you’re interested in finding out more, contact them today.