Mobility is transforming our lives and work. Mobile workers are always connected and always on — anytime, anywhere. According to recent research, the ‘Bring Your Own Device’ (BYOD) trend will likely result in a 300% increase in the number of mobile workers.
However, the use of smartphones causes a multitude of issues for IT. The risk of exposing confidential company information on a lost or stolen mobile device is the number one concern for IT departments exploring BYOD options. Too often, sensitive company data and business contacts reside on employee-owned mobile devices, outside the protection and control of IT. Ensuring that various devices and carriers deliver a high quality of service creates IT headaches as well.
Moving the phone system to the cloud solves these problems. IT has unprecedented control and visibility. The company is also protected from potential losses of key information on employee-owned devices. Plus, the mobile workforce is seamlessly integrated, so the business maintains a consistent, professional image.
Equally important, mobile workers adapt to a cloud phone system quickly and easily. This is because it enables employees to choose their own devices and manage their own plans while still using their devices for business. It also empowers employees by providing all the capabilities of the business phone system — including voice, fax, text, online meetings, extension-dialing, and the corporate directory — on their mobile devices.
RingCentral’s enterprise-class solution also transforms your mobile workforce and puts IT back in control. Read more about the mobile worker benefits of a cloud phone system.