At this point, there should be no question about mobile devices in the workplace. They have arrived, they are here to stay, and they are changing the way we do business. With the right plan and tools to leverage apps, however, joining the mobile revolution can be easy and bring great benefits to your company.
Most people are probably already familiar with mobile games and social networking apps that can bring so much to our personal lives, but there are a lot of benefits smartphones can bring to business as well. Right now, there are applications available for time management, communication, data storage and sharing, analytics, payments, and the list goes on. As Forbes points out in a recent article, people like to take what they do in their personal life into their work life. This has led to the BYOD trend, where employers encourage their employees to utilize their own devices with enterprise apps to do business wherever they may be—in the office, in the field, or elsewhere.
Despite the obvious money-saving benefits, however, this strategy can raise the challenge of platform fragmentation. The major contenders in the mobile marketplace today are Android and iOS, but even when your users are split between only two platforms, issues with connectivity and consistent experience can arise.
This is where PaaS steps in. For a BYOD model to be effective, mobile apps must be platform-agnostic and provide the same user experience whether they are being accessed from an Android or iOS device, or from a web or mobile browser. That’s why flexible, cloud-native deployment is an integral feature of Progress Pacific. Pacific gives you the ability to write once, run anywhere. You can enable apps to be pushed to user’s devices through a SaaS model or through the web, offering the same experience.
Be sure to check out the Progress Pacific website for more details on flexible deployment, and the other features of Pacific.
An experienced content and social media marketing professional, Michelle writes frequently about the practical applications of information technology.
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