Bring Your Own Everything
Whether your business admits it or not, your employees are already adopting many of the perks of an IoT (Internet of Things)-based world. From widespread adoption of tablets in the workforce, to increasing use of smart watches, and even wireless pay methods, the Internet of Things is here and you need to be ready. More importantly, your IT team needs to be ready. All of these new devices will be generating data on a grand scale. This data needs to be accessible on-the-go and the devices all need managed, tracked, secured, and supported.
Engaging a Managed Mobility Services (MMS) provider allows businesses to expand and embrace innovations in mobility without worrying about the day their mobile infrastructure breaks. Imagine your sales force driving to meet clients, using map apps on their phones to find their way there, a mobile CRM to review their contact’s profile, as well as the tablets used to make presentations once they arrive. What happens if their phone can’t sync with their calendar? Or their tablet won’t connect with their phone, which keeps disconnecting from the smartwatch they use to receive updates without pulling the phone out of their pocket? What if they can’t access their email on the tablet to load their presentation?
Having a single point of contact for any and all of their device issues would make your sales force increasingly more effective, regardless of the scenario. Quality mobility management allows your help desk and your service desk to act as one, reducing frustrations and back and forth disagreements over who can help, and of course, taking a load of work off of your own IT staff’s plate. Your staff can bring their own everything – and get the type of quality support they expect to ensure they can work uninterrupted.
Yes, you could simply let staff bring their own everything, hook things up to the network, and hope for the best. This is not the best idea for numerous reasons, a few of which we’ve outlined in a previous post about mobile security. Your staff will want to connect their devices to your network; why not make it easy on them, and at the same time, make it more secure for your company, too? A high class vendor will keep an eye on your mobile ecosystem for you, stepping in to ensure policy compliance where need be. Wireless Analytics courteously reaches out to employees before rectifying any noncompliance issues, allowing them time to comply on their own. As we’ve mentioned in previous blog posts, this also relieves your management from the task of being “policy police”, easing office tensions and improving morale.
Bring Your Own Everything (BYOE) is going to happen and is already happening, whether you’re aware of it in your company or not. With the help of an MMS provider like Wireless Analytics, BYOE can become a scalable aspect of your business – or it can hobble your growth, causing you to stagnate as your competitors embrace the growing assets that come with incorporating IoT.
Which will you choose?