In today’s tech-heavy business landscape, collaboration needs to be as simple and easy outside the office walls as it is inside. Adoption of smart devices is at an all-time high—and climbing—which is why the expectations of mobility’s user experience and accessibility in the workforce are greater than ever before. Are organizations measuring up to these great expectations?
A Harmon.ie report, The State of Mobile Enterprise Collaboration 2014: From Personal Productivity Toward the Connected Enterprise on the Go, found that mobile workers and telecommuters are still struggling to access important job related data and information spread across various services and applications. Their conclusion? Businesses need to take collaboration to the next level in order to derive maximum value out of all that mobility has to offer.
Importance of Mobile Collaboration for Businesses
Cognizant’s Senior Analyst for Digital Transformation and Mobility Kevin Benedict, commenting on the Harmon.ie report, said that businesses face some of the biggest enterprise challenges because they don’t understand “the competitive importance of mobile and collaboration platforms, and how strategic these technologies are to their future success.” With that in mind, IT and businesses need to improve their expertise when it comes to using collaboration platforms and enterprise mobility solutions to transform their companies strategically. But why is mobile collaboration such a critical factor for business success? Here are some reasons why mobile collaboration works so well.
Employee satisfaction. Studies show nearly 29 percent of telecommuters work from home part-time, 20 percent of telecommuters across the globe work full-time, and 40 percent of U.S employees use their personally owned devices at work. These statistics clearly indicate that employees are willing to work in a mobile-centric environment. By embracing mobile collaboration, businesses allow their employees to work and collaborate […]