From Enterprise Asset Management to Hardware Acquisitions, It’s Easier than Ever to Get Started
If yours is a very forward-thinking business, then chances are you will want to find a way to make mobility work for you. Every year, enterprise mobile solutions help countless businesses just like yours to become more efficient, more connected, and more engaged with both their employees and their clientele. From streamlining logistics and delivery to making enterprise asset management a breeze, the ways you can use these technologies are limited only by your ambition. But how exactly do you get started? This is the conundrum that many businesses with no prior experience in mobility are faced with. Fortunately, there are many opportunities for businesses of all sizes to get started on the road towards mobility—here are a few:
If you’re interested in setting up enterprise mobile solutions entirely from scratch, you have your work cut out for you. There will be hardware and devices to acquisition, infrastructure to set up, training to be performed, and more between where you are now, and where you want to be. This can quickly become a headache—unless you look into Hardware as a Service, or HaaS. HaaS consolidates your entire hardware and IT strategy under a single umbrella—instead of dealing through multiple vendors, you deal with a single service provider. This vendor will source hardware, set it up with a cloud-based infrastructure (more on that later), and provide the necessary applications and training to deploy it, based on a monthly subscription.
Take Advantage of the Cloud
We mentioned the cloud a moment ago—the cloud is a model of digitizing infrastructure as an alternative to traditional models. Traditionally, you would have to purchase and set up your own servers and other equipment, maintain it, and replace it as it becomes obsolete. With the cloud, these physical components are taken out of the equation, and your business will only have to pay for what it uses. For example, a cloud-based enterprise asset management database will not only not require a physical location to be stored, but can also be accessed, updated, and monitored remotely from any authorized device.
Use the Resources Available to You
A BYOD-based strategy isn’t perfect for every business in the long term—but it’s a good place to start. Chances are, nearly all (if not all) of your workforce already owns a powerful smartphone, essentially keeping more computing power in their pocket than was once contained in even the most advanced computers. By drafting a policy that emphasizes the importance of vigilant security practices and approves specific apps from trusted sources for business-related use, you can easily form the basis for a fledgling enterprise mobile strategy that you can continue to build on as you advance and your business grows.