Why Mobility Tools Are Worthy Investments –
You see them everywhere now: busy professionals working their laptops, smart phones and iPads away from the office – from coffee shops to train stations to airport lounges. Yet many companies aren’t making the most of this trend and how it can impact their bottom line. In fact, countless employees use mobile devices at their own expense in order to keep up with their work, even outside of office hours. Having mobile employees is good for businesses, especially for small and medium-sized companies. One key benefit is increased productivity.
What, specifically, is the connection between mobility tools and productivity? For one, mobility enables employees to work in the “cloud,” especially with the increase of Software as a Service (SaaS) for mobile devices. This means workers can be productive anywhere, any time of the day.
Device makers are giving businesses a host of mobility options to choose from, too. Netbooks or Tablets are great for those who are always out in the field, such as salespeople or technicians. Smartphones connect employees through voice calling, texting and email. Bluetooth headsets are invaluable for those who are constantly on the move. Remote Desktop Access lets employees access their files from anywhere in the world. Broadband USB cards provide fast access without a Wi-Fi connection. Virtual Collaboration means anyone can meet virtually in real time, without the need for expensive or time-consuming travel.
Tools that support employee mobility are indeed worth investing in considering their direct link to productivity.