Mobility Spotlight: September
The mobile communications industry is continually evolving and offering insights and lessons along the way. With that in mind, here are a few of the stories we found most interesting this month in our new content roundup series.
ITProPortal: Mobility on the move: how is it developing and what should you focus on in order to make your business truly mobile
We all know that “with great power comes great responsibility.” In this article, ITProPortal looks at what more freedom in the workforce means for businesses (i.e. increased security), and why Gartner predicts that by 2018 50% of users will go to a tablet or smartphone for all online activities. There’s also a helpful glossary of mobility buzzwords, such as —
- Enterprise mobility: the shift towards employees using mobile devices, wireless networks and other mobile computing services in their daily working lives
- Bring Your Own Device (BYOD): employees who bring their own computing devices to use for work in or out of the office
- Security: this continues to be the top priority in all areas due to the delicate balance in allowing workers the freedom to access corporate resources easily, while ensuring there’s sufficient security for vital data
App Developer Magazine: 4 Ways Apps will Transform Enterprise Communication
Once a BYOD program is successfully in place, why wouldn’t you want to make the most of securely communicating via devices? This post from App Developer Magazine discusses how using mobile apps for enterprise communications can have a major benefit on employee engagement, while offering convenience and flexibility. Give it a read for some cool ways you could engage employees and improve communications and productivity in the workplace.
Raconteur: Bring your device to work but keep to company rules [Infographic]
London-based publication Raconteur shared this interesting infographic, which looks at lessons to be learned from failed first generation BYOD policies. Policies were often too strict, so employees were hesitant to adopt them. “Many companies also failed to reassure employees that their personal information on their own devices would not be accessed by the company,” says Nick Galea, chief executive of unified communications provider 3CX.
Here are some of their findings:
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