It was the mobile technology at work when the last time you checked your email on your smartphone then made an update to your office spreadsheet at home. Your most recent conference call with participants from different locations is another example.

The advantages of mobile technology

  • Mobile technology is more interactive and personalized between the business and its clients.
  • It simplify vendor management with mobile apps or programs, allowing us to organize, order and manage vendor documents and pay invoices, plus contact our vendors.
  • It is used to make contact with subject matter experts in the company.
  • It is used to maintain professional connections with mobile-friendly social apps and intranet chats.
  • It enables teams to connect from anywhere. This liberate staff from office-only functionality and give them instant access to the documents and materials needed to get collaborative work done.
  • Employees can use email, chat and video to talk with one another, review collaborative spreadsheets, prepare group presentations and save project notes.
  • Remote workers report lower stress levels throughout their workdays, as well as drop in employee absenteeism.
  • Improves the rates of employees responding to and managing work.
  • Remote or field-deployed personnel benefit the most from mobile communication technology. There are more ways than ever to get in touch with team members, meaning more ways for employees to receive notifications and respond to relevant communications.
  • Instant chat platforms allow managers, teams and individual colleagues to relay quick, ad-hoc questions or ideas.
  • Laptops and tablets let employees hold multi-person conference calls from anywhere, in many cases even using multimedia or video.
  • Cloud access alleviates error-prone and spatially cumbersome physical filing systems, plus simplifies managing and sharing those files and their data.
  • Scanning and imaging technology expedite document itemization, reviews and workflows.
  • Voicemail-to-text and conference recording functions of voice-over-internet protocol (VoIP) phones bring convenient and contemporary communication solutions to our teams.
  • From time-tracking and employee payment software to downloaded apps simplifying back-office tasks, digital file sharing and e-chatting all merged into the cloud, it takes businesses fewer physical resources to do the perfunctory tasks necessary to run the day-to-day office. Organizations have widely harnessed cloud-based integrative systems.
  • Mobile technology also allows employees to do more with less. With mobile software and applications liberating them from yesterday’s time-consuming tasks, personnel can redirect attention onto higher-order, value-adding activities — the kinds that propel an organization’s competitive advantage.
  • Using smartphones and mobile devices for work purposes increases employee productivity based primarily on these devices’ familiarity and user-friendliness.
  • Mobile-integrated data software usage is also on the rise, as more businesses realize the importance of turning data actionable. Many popular enterprise resource planning (EPR) systems today allows users to access real-time, live data updates and reports wherever they are, plus tail or feeds and filters to generate only the most relevant data streams on their devices.
  • The usage of mobile technology in the workplace fuels business to take part in the cloud. Cloud-based services have exploded in the past few years. Organizations of all sizes have worked to keep pace, implementing one of four main cloud architectures to store and share information better — private clouds, public clouds, community clouds or a hybrid version with private and public offerings.