Published on August 21, 2020
The trends to facilitate mobility management within your organization all start with the same premise:
“A cell is so much more than a phone!”
Ten years ago, the main features of mobile devices were straightforward: you would make or receive calls, maybe a few text messages, and the first owners of a somewhat more evolved device, like the good old BlackBerry, could even access their email.
Nowadays, a mobile device’s telephone features have fallen to the wayside. Think about it: when they reveal their latest models, manufacturers no longer make mention of these features! Instead, they put the focus on other features that have little to do with telephone services: camera, independence, display size, etc.
This shift can be explained by the fact that users now find these new features more appealing. And there’s more: tens of thousands of mobile apps turn the smartphone in your pocket into a tool for creating, sharing, paying, and browsing (both online and on the road, thanks to the built-in GPS features).
Naturally, once they get to work, these people hope their employer will take these details into consideration when signing an agreement with a supplier who will offer mobile services adapted to this reality. Whereas more and more employees would prefer bringing their own device (you know, BYOD!), they still hope to enjoy a mobile and digital connection anywhere, anytime.
For employers, this means the phone is more than just a simple communication tool for their employees, and it can even be used as an incentive! Mobile devices can have a mobilizing effect, and employers can cash in on this, depending on their desire (or non desire) to implement a BYOD business strategy (known as personally owned device that is corporately enabled).
In this respect, the employer has 3 choices:
- Lines (plans and devices) paid by the company
- Lines (plans) paid by the company, but with devices paid by the employee (the device therefore belongs to the employee)
- Lines (plans and devices) paid by the employee and corporately reimbursed, in part or in full, by the employer
In the case of devices reimbursed by the company or personal devices brought by the employee, the challenge for businesses lies in implementing a corporate mobility governance policy (with consideration for security, management, etc.).
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However, in order for your organization to benefit from this type of strategy, it must first and foremost focus on its specific needs and be able to count on a mobile service provider that offers great flexibility.
Because now that the mobile device is more than a mere communication tool, the mobile service provider needs to keep up and evolve as well!
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