Why to Use Mobile Workforce for your Start up

The idea of a mobile workforce has been touted for decades and is now easily a reality — here are five reasons to consider them for your start up…

1. Operating Costs Are Reduced by Mobile Workforces 
 You can eliminate geographic disconnects and reduce operating expenses by moiblising your staff. When SharePoint or HostThe idea of a mobile workforce has been touted for decades and is now easily a reality — here are five reasons to consider them for your start uped Exchange is implemented properly along with Office365, there is an enormous potential for increasing efficiency. 
 
 Furthermore, if your staff works from home increasingly, it lessens the need for investing in real estate and physical infrastructure that a traditional office requires. Whatever industry you happen to be in, including manufacturing, it can be great to employ mobile workforce solutions. However, it all depends on finding the best strategy and solutions for your business.

It might require some training to transition to a mobile office. However, due to the fact that staff is very accustomed to mobile platforms already, it should pose any major problems for you.

2. Mobile Platforms Are Very Secure 
 There have been vast improvements in mobile security as well as cloud security over the last couple of years. So it is possible to transition over to a mobile office these days without having to have major concerns over mobile security. Today it is possible to securely and remotely manage access to large or small business networks so that employees are able to work whenever and wherever they want to. 
 The security is maintained continuously through encrypting data going between mobile devices and company servers. In addition, if the mobile devices are stolen or lot they can be erased remotely. So further damage can be eliminated by companies if any incidents occur as the result of human error.

3. A Happier Work Environment Is Created 
 Most people have a tendency to be happier when there is some flexibility to their work. It is very helpful when it comes to managing other parts of their lives such as personal and family business. In addition, it gives them the feeling that their company cares about them. In turn this translates into fewer sick days where work is missed, increased levels of productivity and a greater incentive to stay with the company longer. As work styles continue to change and evolve, corporate practices and culture need to change as well. See here for examples. 
 
 According to IMARI Consulting owner Arna Jade, staff training is what largely determines a successful transition. It is very important to spend time with every team member and go over adoption plans and training. Furthermore, spending a week so that staff can become familiar with the system (while providing easy access to procedures and policies as well) can make this an easier transition. 
 
 4. The Workload Can Be Reduced By Collaboration And Productivity Apps 
 There are apps that have been designed specifically for mobile workforces. They have been developed to help reduce the workload and make life easier. Just as our day to day lives are now easier to manage thanks to smartphones, these apps also make managing your professional responsibilities easier.

Small businesses will be provided with the following by a mobile office solution:

Central web-based management system: for keeping track of policies, device configurations, applications, assets and inventory. It enables you to connect with customers and colleagues whenever you need to.

Cross device management: offers seamless transition in between devices (PC, smartphone, tablet).

Customer service: Technical proficiency with 24 x 7 monitoring services and based in the UK.

Security: Maintain virtual protection and physical functions which experienced security teams support on site, 24 x 7.
 
 5. Work without Borders
 It is not much more robust and less expensive to integrate branches and offices all over the world. In addition, the method can also be used for building an effective team based all around the world. Since collaborations, discussions and workflows can take place easily over VPN (integrated video, data and voice) it is now much easier to work together as a team regardless of where your employees might be located. 
 
 Developments in technology is what will drive the future of business. The playing field has been leveled by the incorporation of mobility services and tools, since small businesses have access now to technology that once only large corporations could afford. 
 Further, the report from International Data shows that Asia is where the largest concentration of mobile workers is going to be, with an estimated 840 million. The Americas will have approximately 200 million. Lastly, the Middle East, Europe and Africa will make up roughly an additional 245 million workers. We are moving rapidly into a future where mobile workforces are the norm and is focused on international collaboration.


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