Leveraging the Cloud Platform to Boost Mobile Productivity

By CIOReview | Wednesday, September 28, 2016
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Evolution in Information Technology has come to a point where smartphones and tablets are revamping the entire enterprise environment; replacing the traditionally used laptops and desktop computers. Acting as a driving factor for innovation in modern enterprises, the advent of cloud platform has also been a major turnaround. By effectively utilizing the cloud platform, enterprises are trying to implement the “bring your own device” (BYOD) to stoke mobility and inject a considerable amount of flexibility, innovation and reliability into the workflow. As most security components are managed by cloud, a robust BYOD policy does not degrade the overall quality and performance of the enterprise IT infrastructure.

According to Gartner, by 2016, the personal cloud platform will organize and synchronize at least six different devices. For tablet users, optimum sharing features will be made available to boost flexibility in online as well as offline enterprise operations. In the absence of USB ports that facilitates file transfers, integrating smartphones with advanced synching capabilities is crucial.

Mentioning about the usage of mobile apps in enterprises, Gartner states that the app users spend 24 percent more of their revenue for processing in-app transactions. Compared to paid apps, the high preference and demand for in-app transactions portrays the elevated level of flexibility offered to the customers.

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With an enhanced level of freedom and convenience, mobile apps deliver location-based content and many other innovative features which can be used to execute business centric functions. But, to build, integrate and execute these apps in a short span of time, cloud platform has now become a central component. The platform is flexible in nature, enabling storage that can be accessed remotely to view internet based applications and data.

To achieve great heights in mobile productivity, below are few steps that should be considered by enterprises:

Incorporate the Art of Multitasking on Mobile Devices

In enterprises where most operations are time sensitive, mastering the art of multitasking becomes a necessity. Multitasking is a facility which can be easily used in traditional computers and laptops. But, utilizing the same facility in mobile devices can be challenging. But the rapid advancement in cloud technology has indeed given rise to a situation where mobile users can effectively multitask by leveraging innovative options such as split screen viewing, app switching and many more.

Install the Latest App Updates Available

Apart from the numerous features, apps also come with a considerable amount of bugs and vulnerabilities. With an aim to enhance the security and efficiency, app developers are constantly trying to fix the bugs and add new features to the app; making it capable enough to handle the fast paced enterprise operations. It is always recommended to update the apps regularly and receive the latest features on smartphones and tablets.

The Gravity of Expanding the Device Storage in an Innovative Manner

To store business critical data on mobile devices, micro SD cards are the traditionally used components in small and medium sized organizations. But, to gain additional storage equipped with the facility to use it anywhere, depending on cloud storage is always recommended. An ideal cloud storage app has the ability to automatically and regularly store a backup of the data on mobile devices. By adopting  cloud storage, users also have the freedom to wipe out redundant data from their smartphones and tablets.

Learn to Work Offline by Leveraging Mobile Apps Effectively

Due to the lack of internet connectivity in some remote areas, working on enterprise applications outside the organization is always a daunting task. To overcome this issue in a flexible manner, several offline apps are made available online. Storing enterprise critical data on the mobile devices and working on the offline mode is always a recommended step to ensure high levels of productivity in enterprise operations.