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The biggest decision when it comes to rolling out mobile phones to your organisation has got to be deciding which mobile handset you want to equip your workforce with.
Do you want seamless integration across PCs and mobile devices? Or, maybe you want a handset which provides security when it comes to reviewing confidential client information?
We take a look at the top mobile phones for business – helping you to choose which mobile phone handset will best serve the needs of your organisation.
Microsoft Lumia transforms into a powerful desktop PC with the addition of the Microsoft HD-500 display dock which is great for enterprises.
But that’s not all, with the latest generation octa-core processor and fast charging, Lumia boasts 3GB of RAM, providing your employees with the speed they need to juggle projects and tasks.
The introduction of Knox and Knox Workspace means employees can benefit from multi-layered mobile security but also separate their work and personal life effortlessly.
And with a fingerprint sensor, there’s an extra layer of security for phone access.
Running BlackBerry OS 10, the handset can be synched with a computer using BlackBerry Link software which supports data as well as media files.
Not only this, the BlackBerry Classic has a stellar battery life – lasting for up to 22 hours, in addition to supporting a microSD card up to 128gb.
Supporting more LTE bands than most other smartphones as well as the added inventions of 3D touch, touch ID and Siri, the 6s or 6s plus also provide great security to protect information.
And don't forget the benefits of the iPhone video calling services through FaceTime available over Wi-Fi and mobile networks.
Choosing a mobile phone handset to roll out to your workforce is a driven by the unique requirements of your business. Once you have established the blend of security, integration, control, user popularity and the many other potential elements, then look more closely at the phones on offer and find out which suits your need most closely.
There are plenty of choices available – looking at the detail will help you make the right one.
Making business more efficient
In the world of business, there is a lot of room for improvement – even for the largest companies in the world. From security to vehicle tracking and office control, sensors, SIMS and software can transform the way you do business, or automate parts of what you do already.
Businesses are always looking to make their processes quicker, whilst seeking to exhaust fewer and fewer resources. This opens up the potential to automate processes and add new innovative processes to businesses – improving speed and fluidity. A lot of automated systems and processes are self-managing – they can be left on their own to do their own work.
Internet of everything?
The Internet of Everything “refers to devices and consumer products connected to the Internet and outfitted with expanded digital features”. Make sense? No?
Let’s go back to basics – consider a light switch. When it’s off – there is no light. When it’s on – there is. Nowadays, Internet is accessible in the same way as light – through an ‘on and off’ switch. So, the Internet of Everything is the concept of being able to connect any device that can access the Internet either to the Internet or to each other, through this ‘on and off’ switch.
How can everyone afford to automate their systems? One of the main drivers of this transition towards everything being Internet-related is the reduction in costs of the sensors to transmit data, and the reduction in costs of developing and designing new devices.
Your business opportunity
How does this apply to you and your business? One word – opportunity. The Internet of Everything gives you the opportunity to think bigger than you could have ever thought before. Everything within your business can be fitted with sensors to allow it to communicate with everything else. Is there anything that you have to meticulously check on a daily basis that uses a lot of your time? There’s a sensor for that.
Put yourself in the shoes of the individual that fills vending machines. Odds are, they will go to fill at least one vending machine each day that is still full from the day before. So, they’ve just wasted their time travelling to fill it when it didn’t need filling. What if there were an automated system that would let them know which vending machines needed filling, and which didn’t? That would make their life so much easier, and their work more efficient, wouldn’t it? Welcome to the stage – the Internet of Everything.
Take a look at your processes, and the way you do things. What do you currently do, that you would like to do quicker? Or, in some cases, not even have to do because a sensor does it all for you. Is there a process that you would like to be more efficient and fluid?
The Internet has the ability to massively impact the World of today, and shape the World of tomorrow. There are endless opportunities for improvements to automation. There is no such thing as ‘impossible’.
Weigh up the costs, and the benefits – it could make everything so much easier. Are there any of your processes that you could automate?