By Scott Davis
The workforce is becoming increasingly mobile and distributed, and organizations are finding that mobility is good for business. Day or night, at home or on the road, employees are free to complete any task, anytime, anywhere, on any device. This flexibility can boost efficiency, allow for flexible schedules and improve morale.
However, this all comes with a price. IT departments, already stretched thin, now must contend with a growing number of devices, platforms, carriers, and operating systems, as well as new security threats, in an environment that is constantly changing. Managing mobility is increasingly complex and brings a new set of questions and problems. Is corporate data exposed to security risks? How do you support employee repairs and replacements and manage their applications? Who in the organization has mobile devices, what do they cost, and how are they used? What are the concerns and benefits of letting employees use their own device, and how can secure access be ensured?
In order for mobility to work, it needs to be managed – from a security, capability, cost and control standpoint. Enterprises need effective solutions to streamline how they acquire, provision and support the mobile workforce, which is why many are finding that it makes more sense to outsource mobility management to a provider of Managed Mobility Services (MMS).
Managed Mobility Services addresses the challenges of an increasingly mobile workforce and helps you successfully manage mobility. MMS provides the expertise to navigate and manage every stage of the mobility lifecycle, from procuring, configuring, and deploying the correct device and applications for your employees, managing and supporting all devices, giving you visibility, expense management, and reporting on costs and usage, all the way to canceling contracts and recycling devices when employees leave.
Here’s a quick checklist of 6 areas where MMS can help your organization:
To learn more about how Calero can help your organization manage your mobility needs, read about our Managed Mobility Services.