Mobility Services: How To Take Your Business In A New Direction

Mobility defined is the ability to move or be moved freely and easily.  Today, when we think of being “mobile,” it is referred to the countless technologies that allow us to be portable, to remain in constant contact with each other regardless of where we are. As we live in a global and digital society, technology allows us access to information we need from multiple mobile IT devices anytime and anywhere. 

WHAT ARE MANAGED MOBILITY SERVICES?

There is currently a shift away from personally-owned modes of transportation and towards mobility provided as a service.  The key concept behind this shift is to offer companies and their employees mobility solutions based on their travel needs.

Managed Mobility Services (MMS) is a term used by analysts and companies to describe the managing services and/or outsourcing that many businesses provide. Managed Mobility Services must include Information Technology services, which are needed for a business to acquire, provide and support smartphones, tablets, laptops, and more.  These services are designed to assist field devices for corporations who are liable and provide a level of control to companies that support them by accessing corporate resources and information.

A company’s technology services department needs to know where mobile devices are, what they cost the business, how they are being used, and whether the network and data are secure. It’s a substantial undertaking by Managed IT.

Therefore, Managed Mobility Services, have become an essential addition to businesses. Having a strong MMS solution in place creates confidence in security and suitability, meaning companies can allow more employees to work remotely. 

WHAT ARE COMMON MOBILITY APPLICATIONS?

In this age of connectivity, mobile device IT solutions are not the only thing imperative to a company’s growth.  Mobility applications are also fast evolving to becoming indispensable.  These applications are about leveraging technology for increased efficiency, higher productivity, streamlined business processes, and greater innovation. 

Some of the most commonly used mobile applications are: 

  • Microsoft Office 365, which includes Outlook for email as well as the rest of the MS Office Suite. 
  • Video conferencing apps such as GoToMeeting, Skype, Zoom
  • Virtual Private Networks (VPN).

HOW DOES OFFICE 365 ALLOW MY BUSINESS TO BE MOBILE?

Efficiency is so important for a company. Being able to create, collaborate and communicate seamlessly makes any business more effective. Having access to productivity tools that enable people to do their jobs more easily – and from anywhere – makes companies agile and lets them compete in their sector.

Office 365 is Microsoft’s productivity suite with tools like Word, Exchange, Excel, SharePoint, Teams and more. Because Office 365 is cloud-based, the full-featured experience can be accessed from anywhere, on any device, as long as they’re online.

The tools in Office 365 complement each other and work together seamlessly, so it’s a must-have for any business. 

WHAT IS MOBILE SECURITY?

Mobile security involves protecting both personal and business information stored on and transmitted from smartphonestabletslaptops and other mobile devices. The term mobile security is a broad one that covers everything from protecting mobile devices from malware threats to reducing risks and securing mobile devices and their data in the case of theft, unauthorized access or accidental loss of the mobile device.

WHY MOBILE SECURITY IS IMPORTANT TODAY?

With the number of mobile device users increasing year after year, the need for mobile security is also gaining ground. Mobile phones have now become vulnerable because of the rapid progress in the mobile phone industry and the introduction of cloud services and apps.  Mobile security refers to the protection of portable devices, such as smartphones, smartwatches, tablets, and laptops, from a wide range of vulnerabilities and threats.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF MANAGED MOBILITY SERVICES?

With 91% of organizations now planning to have a mobile work style strategy, Managed Mobility Services (MMS), have become an essential addition. We’ve already examined exactly what managed mobility is and the reasons for implementing it.  Having a strong MMS solution in place creates confidence in the security and suitability of your enterprise mobility, meaning you can allow more employees to work remotely. 

Mobility Services help businesses manage and optimize their mobile workforce performance. Services may encompass the management of services, devices, applications, systems, and data security.

A Managed Mobility Services solution from a reputable IT company furnishes excellent solutions to the mobility challenges facing companies and can allow businesses the following benefits:

  • Maximize mobile workforce productivity without incurring additional resource costs.
  • Free up time and resources to focus on core business strategies and operations.
  • Achieve the best possible contract terms, rates, and conditions.
  • Ensure that mobile services are optimized on an ongoing basis.
  • Receive expert guidance on usage policies and data security.
  • Gain insight into best practices regarding employee versus corporate device ownership.
  • Less office space and reduced costs
  • Reducing costs significantly

The workplace has transformed from static to kinetic, where work takes place anywhere at any time. This mobility requires greater agility on the part of business owners and professionals to respond wherever they may be and on whatever device is at hand.

Mobility services allow secure access to the information you need from any of your devices.  If your company wants more effective ways to handle business from any device anywhere, TeamLogic IT Plano can help you explore those opportunities with a combination of Mobility Services and Unified Communications.  Give us a call today at (469) 573-3743 or go to our website at teamlogicitplanotx.com.

Frequently Asked Questions Mobility Services

WHAT DOES MOBILITY AS A SERVICE MEAN?

Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) describes a shift away from personally-owned modes of transportation and towards mobility provided as a service. … The key concept behind MaaS is to offer travelers mobility solutions based on their travel needs.

WHAT IS A MOBILITY PROVIDER?

By definition, an MSP is an entity that provides consumers with enhanced mobility through services and information throughout the travel chain by combining the services of several inter-modal transport companies as well as other service providers such as mobile, navigation, booking and financial service providers.

WHAT IS AUTO MOBILITY SERVICE?

Mobility is a user-centric concept – recognizing that transportation products and services must be responsive to the needs, habits, and preferences of consumers. The transportation provider of choice to all consumers – including the growing number of consumers who are relying more and more on alternative transportation methods to get around.

WHAT IS DATA MOBILITY?

Data mobility means getting data where and when you need it. … As a consequence, corporate data is increasingly becoming distributed. Accessed from business and personal devices, corporate content is shared between these devices and among colleagues, customers, partners and others

WHAT IS A MOBILITY SERVICE PROVIDER?

A Mobility Service Provider is an entity that provides consumers with enhanced mobility through services and information throughout the travel chain by combining the services of several inter-modal transport companies as well as other service providers such as mobile, navigation, booking and financial service providers.

WHAT ARE SOME OF THE BENEFITS AND CHALLENGES OF BUSINESS MOBILITY?

The benefits of business mobility are efficiency, flexibility, productivity, work-life balance, and decreased expenses.  The challenges of business mobility are high development costs, security, and deciding on which platforms (browser-based apps or native applications). 

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