The starting place for many businesses and processes is a notepad. Plain and simple, whatever needs to be achieved is written down and a business or system is built from this. These systems are often fully analog, and as such may involve a lot of work for everyone involved.
There is a better way, and many enterprises are taking advantage of digital transformation to facilitate mobility.
What is digital transformation?
Digital transformation is a process in which existing business processes or systems – or even complete business models – are reimagined and moved to a digital technology. (1) As technology and the internet become ever-more ubiquitous, businesses must move into the digital age to provide great customer experiences and remain relevant in a fast-moving world.
How Mobility is Improved Through Digital Transformation
It is clear that in a brick-and-mortar paper-based paradigm, mobility is limited. Your business can only be effective from wherever the main building is, and information can only be transferred physically hand-to-hand.
Digital transformation allows a business to run from anywhere in the world and gives many of the workers the opportunity to be mobile. You don’t need to be in an office to write that report, and video conferencing allows people to meet up “in-person” even when they are continents apart.
Employee morale can be improved as there is no need to wake up quite so early, no struggle through rush hour, and more time to spend with friends and family.
Even business security can be improved with mobility. If mobile workers and devices are properly managed, data that could easily be misplaced or fall into the wrong hands if it were printed out on paper can be locked within a secure server and only accessible after passing the most stringent of checks.
If a device is lost, it can be remotely tracked and located, or blocked from accessing or displaying any sensitive data. This would be impossible if a physical address book were to be misplaced.
Implementing Digital Transformation in Your Enterprise
Mobility is an attractive prospect for many businesses for reasons not limited to those listed above. The most difficult part of digital transformation to enable mobility can be the choice and configuration of devices for those who work in the company, especially with the prevalence of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD).
Security is always a priority, and ensuring all devices are locked down as necessary can be a chore that even the most hardened IT team struggle with, so it is wise to look to a Mobile Lifecycle Management (MLM) company for assistance.
With specialist knowledge of mobile technology and how best to implement mobility through digital transformation, MLM companies will ensure your safety, efficiency, and security as you head into a brave new digital world.