Thoughtful planning can go a long way when it is about developing a mobile workforce.
The time has changed and the small or midsized businesses that once were assuming essential business could only be conducted on their premises are looking for ways to do business anywhere, at any time. SMB workforce today is increasingly mobile and dependent greatly on the technology to get the work done.
IT departments may face a great challenge in this mobile environment. They have mobile technologies to use as productivity tools. These technologies are compatible with the solutions that are implemented at the primary location of a company. Here are some important factors that IT leaders should keep remember to make sure everyone in the business can collaborate and communicate effectively, no matter where they are.
1. Enable Mobility
Your mobile workforce may need helpful devices including a laptop or a tablet for efficient work, a smartphone to connect and communicate with your team, a printer for fine printing job anytime as needed, and a strong WiFi to connect remotely to the work system and the useful resources online to get the work done. As remote work is more widespread now, network connectivity has become a critical element for a business’s success. Users must ensure that their headsets, microphones, and videoconferencing cameras are connected, along with software platforms that support them.
2. Centralized Management
With devices distributed across the mobile work environment, IT teams need a centralized way to control them. Effective mobility and device management solutions offer this capability. The modern generation of these solutions is termed as unified endpoint management. UEM empowers the IT team of a company to maintain the inventory of devices it has implemented and to track the device locations. This enables IT teams to efficiently and safely provide the applications that users require to do their jobs, also it allows them to implement policies and to forward software updates and patches to the users. Additionally, UEM platforms improve network security through VPN software and authentication.
3. Encourage Productivity
The ability to provide the needed software to users empowers an IT team to offer the resources that the mobile workforce requires to perform productively, including software for collaboration with the team sharing solutions, messaging capabilities, and virtual meeting spaces. Applications for collaboration provide teleconferencing solutions such as Zoom or Cisco Webex. These collaboration applications offer a shared experience – like the user on his device in the home office should be able to participate in the same way as any other user else in the world.
Collaboration and mobility needs may vary for different businesses and they look for the solutions that exactly meet their purpose. Support Nerds provides effective mobility and collaboration solutions to today’s remote workforce and helps them perform productively while teleworking. Our experts are available on 888-462-2719 to best assist SMBs so they can enable their remote employees to better collaborate and communicate.