The business environment is changing as a transition to mobility occurs. Moving with this new trend will be essential in order for both small- and medium-sized businesses to stay competitive.

Understanding what business mobility is and how exactly it can be beneficial will be important for companies.

A closer look at mobility

The transition to mobility usually involves enabling workers to operate remotely using mobile devices such as tablets, laptops and mobile phones. The nature of fast fibre optic networks means workers can access a greater range of systems on these devices, including video conferencing.

Businesses are fast moving towards mobilisation as the world shifts to a faster, more interconnected environment. The change is largely coming about as businesses expand outreach to different areas and the organisation requires platforms and devices that can communicate quickly and efficiently.

New platforms and technologies enable workflow to be carried out from any location, on a number of devices.

How does this impact staff?

It’s not uncommon for a worker to leave the office and continue working remotely on an ultra-portable laptop via fast cellular data connections. While current technology and platforms enable this kind of workflow, advancements in both the underlying network technologies and devices themselves will further push the trend.

For example, improved cloud services and solutions will enhance exactly what can be accomplished on a mobile device.

What can businesses do?

Aside from investing in new platforms and technologies such as outsourcing, training and strategies also need to be focused on.

Device acquisition plans, network development outlines and personnel training should all be considered. As mobility can involve learning new devices – and often new software platforms – training can be a massive benefit.