Most businesses nowadays can’t survive without using at least a few mobile devices. Smartphones and tablets have become the tools of choice for many of us, especially small businesses and start-ups working on tight budgets who need to watch those troublesome operational costs.
Over the last ten years, mobile technology has undoubtedly changed the way we work, how we view productivity and the traditional office environment. There’s no doubt that it has helped us all find better ways to connect and thrive in a competitive business environment.
So why should you invest in a decent business mobile for each member of your team?
Your mobile phone is essentially a power packed computer, carried around in your pocket. Through cloud-based services and innovative apps and platforms, they allow you to manage the day to day running of almost any business without having, for example, to fill out time-consuming paperwork, being chained to your office desk or travelling to meetings.
Tasks can be carried out in real time and easily engaged at the click of a link or two. For example, if you’re talking with a client on your smartphone and have to find an invoice to clarify things, it’s right there in front of you on your smartphone. You don’t have to go searching on another computer or in a hard copy file somewhere in the office.
It doesn’t matter where you are: you have access.
It can be difficult to get hold of the right person in a busy office just when you need them, whether you’re a client or work colleague. Irrespective of where they are, even if they’re halfway around the world, business mobiles allow you to get in contact. You can also communicate in many different ways nowadays, from simple text to video conference calls. All this helps to streamline your entire team’s communication system and keep the costs down.
Cloud-based systems and office tools
Mobiles aren’t just devices for communicating better. You can download a whole range of tools that enable your teams to work more efficiently. You can share and collaborate on documents and different projects, reach out to experts rather than wait to see them before you make a decision, review data and past customer or client communications and bring up projections and important documents when you’re in the middle of a meeting.
Connecting with customers and business networks
The greater connectivity isn’t just limited to working within the confines of your business. Mobile technology allows us to connect to the world around us in more interesting and productive ways. You can access social media and sites like LinkedIn and Google to network with people in your industry or reach out to customers in a more personal and engaging way on Facebook and Twitter. If you’re off to meet a new client, you can easily access information about who they are and what they have achieved in the past, even nowadays while you’re travelling on the train.
Finally, one of the major advantages of mobile technology is the low cost to businesses of all types. Particularly if you are a start-up and working on a limited budget, utilising smartphones and tablets for your workforce allows them to access a wide range of tools at a very low price compared to just a decade or two ago. What’s changed over recent years is the connectivity that comes with these apps and a whole host of cloud-based options which means your teams can communicate with each other wherever they are in the world whenever they need to.
NT has access to the very best range of business mobiles and price packages that help you keep the cost of business mobile phones under control. Call us on 01623 687750 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.