Business Mobility = Big Productivity Gains
Mobile first, messaging first communications within the workforce can lead to significant productivity gains according to a new study of our modern working environment.
The research found that nearly half of both employees and IT decision makers believed they stood to gain six or more hours a week as a direct result of using their smartphones for business communication – mainly for messaging and collaboration.
The survey also shows that workplaces with inconsistent mobile messaging policies and tools not only limit productivity gains, but also open the door to privacy, compliance and security risks.
And these issues are only increasing as more people use their smartphones for business.
- Most respondents used their smartphones several times a day for business communications – more than their laptops or desktop computers.
The study says many businesses still do not regard workforce mobility as a critical capability. Low adoption of business-issued and secure messaging and collaboration platforms is proof, with 75% of employees stating that they use their own private SMS platforms for business purposes on a daily basis.
The study says many businesses are playing with fire, because they are not taking a comprehensive approach to business communication, mobile messaging and collaboration strategy.
Too often, however, mobile workforce security is considered less of a priority than more traditional cyber security.
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