Are Smartphones in Business Indispensable?

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Smartphones in business are on the rise with more and more companies preferring to give out smartphones rather than laptops. I think it’s fair to say that most people cannot imagine going back to the day when they didn’t have a smartphone or other mobile device. Ask yourself how you’d feel if you had to go a week without your trusty sidekick – I have a feeling that most of you would find it almost torturous. Smartphones in business have started to become indispensable.

Why? Because with smartphones in business, you can read, forward and reply to emails quickly. You can follow conversations on Facebook and Twitter and interact with your followers. You can take photos at events and post them online without having to wait until you get to a computer or laptop. You can chat with colleagues and clients with apps, manage your blogs, moderate comments, publish new posts and see your traffic statistics. You can find your way around using Google Maps. You can even book air tickets and hotel rooms on your mobile device. You can use your smartphone to take notes, review and edit your appointments, contacts and documents, all while you’re on the move. The list goes on.

It’s as clear as a brand new AMOLED screen – smartphones in business are here to stay. It does mean, however, that businesses need to jump on the wagon and consider mobile device management. Without having some kind of mobile control measures in place, the workplace could easily get overly hectic and detrimental to employees rather than the other way around.

Consider all those apps, such as smartphone games, that could eat away at employee time if not managed carefully. With 2X MDM, you can see which apps are installed on any connected device. If you come across an app you don’t approve of, you can remotely issue the command to have it removed. Find an app you do want used, like a custom built corporate app, and you can send it directly to all your employees in one go. You also need to consider company security and what happens if a device gets lost or stolen – 2X MDM has you covered here too with Find and Track features, as well as security options like the ability to remote lock or remote wipe a device.

Nowadays, smartphones in business can make the difference between being successful or not. Sign up to 2X MDM today to make the most of smartphones in your business.

Sean Bianco is the marketing documentalist and technical writer at Parallels. With a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology and Networking and a three year background in software quality assurance testing and usability engineering, Sean is a subject matter expert in mobility and smartphone, app and device management. He is well-versed in developing technical articles and determining market trends. His excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with emphasis on understanding relationships between technical problems, result in sound and effective business solutions.