The office in your pocket

Published on 13/04/2017 in Solutions & services

The office in your pocket

By 2021, 90% of mobile data will go through smartphones. Average usage will rise to 18 GB per month, 10 times as much as today. These are impressive figures from Ericsson’s Mobility Report. Is your organization ready?

Now that we are constantly mobile and online, the expression ‘time is money’ applies more than ever. Companies that do not respond promptly to requests from their clients inevitably see their turnover plummet. So mobile access to company data is  necessary in order to retain your customers.

Mobile working

Of course, it’s not just about your customers: your staff, too, want the benefits this brings. The days of being at the office from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm are over. Employees expect to have the flexibility to choose when and where they work. In that respect, mobile working is a win-win solution: fewer congestion problems and a better worklife balance for your staff, as well as higher productivity and availability for your organization and your customers.

Talent on board

Do you find it difficult to attract and retain talented staff? The right tools are becoming increasingly important for ‘digital natives.’ The younger generation want to be able to use mobile devices and data at work in the same way as they do in their private lives. For them, ‘always on’ is not a fashion statement, it’s a way of life.

The office close at hand

Mobile working also means cooperating and making arrangements the same way. So applications that simplify cooperation have to be easy to use on mobile devices. Contacts and diaries, for instance, as well as sharing information and holding online meetings.

Always and everywhere

Is your organization ready to give your staff access to their business applications all the time, wherever they are and via any device? In operational terms, you can manage your mobile fleet or have it managed centrally – whether it is leased or not, for rolling out and (pre)configuring devices and for security, application management, stocks management, etc.

Fast and reliable

A top-quality network with a broad reach and high speeds is essential to increase productivity among your staff. Both 3G or 4G and Wi-Fi (hotspots) can be used cleverly here. When traveling abroad in particular, it can be useful to include a roaming option in your subscription so that you can continue to use the Internet easily. 

In any case, as of 15 June this year, phone calls, texts and mobile data within the European Union will be charged at national rates. In addition, some user groups can benefit hugely from a subscription with shared data use, for instance, so that the data volume can be divided among an unlimited number of staff members. What’s more, Proximus keeps every user informed of their usage by text, and you can ask to receive a daily e-mail report giving you an overview of your costs and those of your staff.

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