Mobile devices are a key part of how employees operate in today's workplace. Smartphones and tablets are popular among staff members who are constantly on the go and require access to corporate content and applications anywhere at any time. The support of bring-your-own-device policies that allow personnel to use their own products for work-related purposes are now a staple of modern mobile device management.
A recent TechNavio report suggested the global MDM enterprise software market will expand at a compound annual growth rate of 24 percent between 2013 and 2018, with BYOD greatly influencing this upward trend.
Faisal Ghaus, vice president of TechNavio, explained smartphones and tablets allow employees to work remotely by connecting to the corporate network and IT department from outside the workplace.
"Enterprise mobility helps organizations exchange data and information without time and location constraints. Because of the greater mobility these schemes provide, organizations have been increasingly adopting BYOD policies, and related mobile device management solutions," Ghaus suggested.
The benefits of BYOD are great
Business with BYOD security devices in place can relax in the knowledge their corporate data is secure no matter the device being used. Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Office 365 can benefit greatly by allowing employees to use their personal smartphones and tablets to access these solutions. Microsoft Dynamics CRM supports an agile workforce, especially sales representatives who constantly meet with clients and prospective customers in the field. If they can use their own devices to access up-to-date information at any time, productivity is intensified immensely.
The same result can be said with Microsoft's cloud-based Office 365 product. The solution is available through any Internet-connected device, making it easy for end-users to access applications such as Lync, SharePoint, Exchange, Outlook and, of course, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
BYOD is also an opportunity for companies to reduce operating costs, since they no longer have to purchase corporately owned tablets and smartphones and distribute them to each worker. Instead, employees just use devices they are already familiar with, thus reducing the learning curve for new technology. It's truly a win-win for both parties.
Successfully adopt BYOD
Companies considering implementing BYOD security policies to help employees take full advantage of suites such as Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Office 365 should contact Beringer Associates today for support. We assist clients with their every IT need, analyzing each firm's IT infrastructure and operational requirements to develop a product roadmap that drives long-term success. We fully understand how enterprise mobility is reshaping the industry today, as well as possess deep knowledge of Microsoft products because we are a Microsoft Certified Partner.
Once we help customers implement a product, we provide 24/7 support to make any necessary improvements to an organization's infrastructure to maintain efficiency over the long run. If there are complications with a solution that may harm productivity, our IT professionals are on call to respond accordingly.
The use of smartphones and tablets is showing no sign of slowing throughout the IT industry. If your business wants to keep pace with this trend, don't hesitate to contact Beringer Associates today.