Rapid growth in the use of personal smartphones and tablets has led to a surge in numbers or organisations looking to reliably interact with a mobile workforce. CTOs are facing increasing pressure to extend existing enterprise applications onto smartphones and tablets in order to effectively communicate with a mobile workforce. A key area of development is extending the use of mobile email and calendaring apps to include workflow oriented tasks that can be undertaken on the move.

In doing so, both remote and in-house employees are able to authorise expenditure such as approving expense claims or requisitions, update in real time the list of service or sales visits to be undertaken today and provide immediate feedback from inspections or interviews undertaken.

Connecting with a mobile workforce is paramount in today’s fast paced world. With an increasing number of staff opting to work off-site or from home, having not only reliable, but guaranteed data exchange is crucial. By adopting an effective BYOD policy and implementing enterprise apps, organisations are able to drive down cost whilst improving user engagement.