Two trends currently shaping IT environments are the demand for enterprise mobility and the shift to cloud technology. They are complementary in nature, driving cost savings, employee flexibility and increased productivity.
Here are three factors influencing the side-by-side increase of enterprise mobility and cloud technology:
It’s the mobile age: Mobile devices are claiming more and more Internet traffic, with users far preferring to browse the Internet using a tablet or their phone over a laptop or desktop computer. The trend allows for greater connectivity for the workforce, significantly increasing the number of productive work hours each week.
In addition to connectivity, companies also have the ability to mine important information related to consumer behaviors and employee processes via mobile technology.
Remote and field workers aren’t going back to the office: Mobile and cloud technology have made it convenient for a significant segment of the workforce to increase productivity without ever entering an office building. These workers are able to access the same information through mobile enterprise technology that’s stored in the cloud and never have to come to the office to finalize a form or enter data.
A convergence of data unity: Another factor influencing the increase in mobile-first priorities and cloud technology is the ability to manage security and data across a variety of devices and users in the cloud. Managing these elements with on-premise software is complex and time-consuming, but it’s streamlined with a cloud solution that unites every user and device under one umbrella.
Implementing a mobile-first cloud solution gives you added value in these areas:
Cost effectiveness: With little-to-no investment in hardware, a scalable subscription monthly fee and none of the hassle of updates, cloud solutions are an affordable alternative to on-premise software.
Increased productivity: With connected workflows, seamless integration and other removals of barriers and bottlenecks, companies that embrace cloud software experience increased productivity.
Remove the burdens: Your cloud provider handles implementation and updates, removing significant interruptions in business processes.
Accessibility: A mobile enterprise cloud solution enables your staff to work from anywhere, any time. Not only is there a centralized system for managing data, but your staff can access and manipulate data while out in the field or working remotely.
Refined sales targets: The use of mobile technology and customer-focused apps allows you to mine information that can transform your sales approach. You’ll know more about the activities and behaviors of those that visit your app or website and be able to pinpoint more clearly the conversion from lead to customer.
Focal Solutions works as your partner through your mobile enterprise cloud solution implementation. From helping you to find the service that will be most beneficial to your company, to coming alongside you through the process, Focal Solutions works with you to ensure a seamless transition and operation.