According to an annual poll conducted by AT&T and the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (AT&T Small Business Technology poll), mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets have saved business owners roughly 2 billion hours. These savings in hours translates in a cost savings of approximately $65 billion. The number of small businesses that rely on mobile technology is at 94 percent, up from 85 percent in the prior year.
Any IT managed service provider can tell you that mobile device management services are an essential element of your mobile device program. Working with a mobile device management service provider can help you create effective strategies to better manage your mobile technology as well as make the seamless transition from wired to mobile IT solutions. Here is a discussion of the evolution of IT services away from the office and why a mobile device management program must be adopted in order to provide the security, monitoring and required necessary for the program’s success.
Mobile Technology and Today’s Business
Mobile technology is becoming an integral part of how business is being conducted today. . A Constant Contact report found that 73 percent of small businesses use both smartphones and tablets in order to conduct their social media marketing efforts. Another 71 percent stated that the use of mobile technology aids in their email marketing campaigns. A third of businesses have optimized their websites for mobile users and nearly one in five small businesses have the capability to conduct point-of-sales payments via mobile devices.
How Mobile Technology is Revolutionizing Business
Mobile technology allows business to do more when away from a brick-and-mortar location. Mobile technology often comes with apps that are free or lower in cost than expensive software, with multi-user licensing requirements and related technology (i.e. servers, storage facilities, hard wired PCs, etc.). The introduction of the smartphone allows your employees access to the tools they need, when they need them in order to do more business and be more productive, no matter where they are. Tablets increase this capability and when combined with the introduction of cloud computing (that is safe and secure) you can launch a virtual workforce at a fraction of the cost.
The Benefits of a Mobile Device Management Program
With more and more businesses discovering the benefits of mobile technology and employing either smartphones or tablets for use by their employees, it is important to consider why you should have a mobile device management (MDM) program in place. Mobile device management programs help you effectively manage all of the devices that interact with your IT infrastructure. This is especially important if you are a company that permits employees to use their own devices to perform certain work duties, as in the case of a bring your own device or BYOD environment. The proper MDM protects you, your proprietary information and allows you to do more with the most technology options available.
Make sure you have what it takes to make the switch to mobile with help from the IT experts at JENLOR. Our mobile device management program enables your team to work wherever they are, while maintaining a safe and secure network for you to operate in with confidence knowing your data is protected. If you’re looking to enhance your team’s efficiency while relieving yourself of the daily IT grind, contact the experts at JENLOR today and discover the advantages of our mobile device management services.