We live in a very mobile world, and businesses have to be able to keep up to succeed. That’s why more and more businesses are implementing mobile devices that allow them to travel without missing a beat. There are three devices businesses can utilize to be mobile and stay in touch with employees while traveling — the smartphone, tablet, and laptop. Take a closer look at how these devices are used.
The Smartphone Is Great for Texting and Calling Quickly
Businesses have to be able to communicate with customers to succeed, which is why all businesses have land-lines that customers can call for information. The problem is that most of the customer phone calls are only answered during normal business hours. In this mobile world, customers don’t like to wait for information, so businesses can use smartphones to give their employees direct responses, 24/7.
Smartphones also allow businesses to be more productive because they can access the Internet. Some smartphones also have the ability to establish a remote internet connection for other devices to connect. The most common business tasks on a smartphone are accessing email, keeping track of important dates on the calendar, and using the GPS to get around.
Of course, smartphones do have some limitations, which is why business owners sometimes lean towards tablets and laptops, too. Five inch tablets are trying to bridge this gap, but they aren’t there yet.
Tablets Make Scheduling and Video Conferencing A Breeze
Tablets can do everything smartphones can do and more, making them very useful business tools. One of the best things tablets can do for businesses is create a mobile kiosks for accepting payments. This allows business owners to sell products and services while on the go without having to worry about a paper trail, which saves time and money. Tablets are also useful for making spur-of-the-moment presentations and scheduling meetings. They even work with ORSYP workload automation and job scheduling software.
Tablets don’t have a ton of storage space, but businesses can get in trouble if they store important information on one. That’s why certain security measures should be taken on a business tablet, such as a pin number.
Laptops are Perfect for Working in Spreadsheets and Documents on the Go
There will always be a place in the mobile business landscape for laptops because of their robust capabilities. For instance, it’s much easier to work in spreadsheets or create documents on a laptop because of the keyboard and larger screen. Laptops also typically have faster processors than smartphones and tablets, giving them more capabilities.
Of course, businesses do have to be more careful with laptops than smartphones and tablets from a security standpoint because of how much information can be stored on them. It’s much easier to steal a laptop than a desktop, so businesses need to have a backup plan for document security and customer information security.
These three devices definitely help businesses compete better in the mobile world. What other ways can businesses use these devices to reach their customers while on the go?