Businesses who fail to embrace new opportunities are in danger of getting left behind by competitors. It’s something we are now seeing with the rise of mobile work methods.
Companies throughout the UK are now facing a tough decision – balancing the benefits of making the switch to mobile workforce management and gaining competitive advantage, against the fears of adopting a fresh approach.
MyMobileWorkers have identified the main reasons for not making the switch. These consist of:
The main reason for not switching to mobile was a concern about the security of data. It’s a perception that cloud computing has wrestled with since the technology first emerged in the early 2000s.
But it’s a concern which has given rise to some major advances in the way cloud companies ensure data remains secure. With powerful encryption and advanced firewalls, modern data centres represent the cutting edge in security.
The perceived cost of a switch to mobile workforce management also acts as the barrier. It is a surprising finding as cost savings are what is fuelling the rapid adoption of mobile tech in both the public and private sectors.
The cloud based nature of mobile work tools means that organisations can drastically reduce the cost of their on-site IT. Allowing employees to operate from wherever they have an online connection also means less reliance on offices and building costs.
An indication of the way mobile work is helping organisations become more efficient has been shown by the £1.8 billion of savings attributed to the move to mobile within the NHS.
Read how mobile workforce management software provides ROI.
A fear of the technology required to move over to mobile was another thing stopping people from switching to mobile. The majority of mobile workforce management systems, however, require much less technology than a traditional office set-up.
Accessing a cloud service requires little more than a consumer level computer or handheld device with any of the complex networking and processing tasks handled remotely by the service provider. Software such as MyMobileWorkers requires nothing more advanced than a basic computer and a set of standard Android phones.