Mobile working and BYOD, why should you adopt it?

laptop and a tablet

Despite the love of a city’s hustle and bustle, it can often become tedious. Delayed public transport, limited parking spaces and what feels like thousands of other commuters to deal with every day. It is also thought that the average time spent commuting is 54.6 minutes, a 5-minute rise since 2003. Resulting in a grand total of 4.5 days in a year going to and from work. This could be easily avoided by going mobile.

It’s no secret that our modern world revolves around the ability to be mobile. From applications to devices, we are constantly striving for mobility within our personal lives. So why should work be any different?


For workers who are surrounded by a traditional office setting, it is hard to imagine how you could actually go mobile. How are you supposed to transfer confidential files from the office cabinet to the local café safely? How are you supposed to take projects from your work desk to your home?

With the cloud, any office can become mobile. We can simply integrate existing applications to our cloud making them accessible anywhere via WiFi connection. By adopting the cloud this removes the need for higher demand on in-house IT staff, reducing recruitment and training costs. All of this being available with cost efficient per-user-per-month pricing.


By adopting a mobile approach to working you are enabling yourself to transform any location into an office. Workers can also opt for hours outside the typical 9-5. This means your business could potentially increase the enterprises hours of operation, improving customer support.

For those with children, you can adapt your working hours to suit childcare arrangements. Work better on your own? Embrace your own company and leverage productivity whilst being in the comfort of your own home.

By allowing employees to choose where they want to work, this could result in happier employees. 73 percent of workers globally viewed flexible working as critical to helping ease work-related stress.

In addition to this, many workers will opt for BYOD which will remove stress on in-house IT staff and kit supplies, saving enterprises both time and money.


“the practice of allowing the employees of an organisation to use their own computers, smartphones, or other devices for work purposes”

The most common example of employees adopting a BYOD strategy is performing their work on the likes of laptops, tablets, and other mobile devices. Work that would normally be done in the office will be able to be carried out wherever they choose as employees have access to any data they want, anywhere they need.

Personal phones are now incorporated with business needs, replacing the traditional need of companies supplying their employees with devices. This supports a mobile and cloud-focused IT strategy, as their own devices will rely on the cloud to be able to access work data. This results in an increase of productivity whilst encouraging mobile working.

An advantage of implementing a BYOD strategy is that employee devices will be maintained by the individuals. iPads and other forms of tablets require monthly updates to work to their best ability which is easily done by the worker themselves.

If, after planning and assessing your enterprise, you decide that you are ready to adopt mobile working, it is then up to you to choose your own cloud service provider. If you would like any information about how to go about this, feel free to contact us.

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