5 ways to maximise your employees’ mobile productivity.

Smartphones. They’re everywhere. We’re told they distract kids from their homework. They ruin the art of conversation. They let staff surf more and do less.

But what if there was a way to use smartphones to increase our productivity, rather than reduce it?

Each of your employees probably has a smartphone. And perhaps a tablet, too, whether it’s an iPad or an Android device. So why not make the most of them? By embracing the trend towards a mobile, ‘always-on’ culture, your business could reap the rewards.

Find ways to help your staff work more, work smarter, and serve your clients better. The key is to empower the mobile experience of your staff, without compromising security and control of your corporate data. Business-class file sync services can give you the best of both worlds: you can allow your corporate data to be synced to employee mobile devices, without giving up control of your corporate data. Here’s how:

Sync to smartphones

Business-class Cloud file sync services allow employees to sync their critical work files between their desktops, laptops, smartphones, tablets, and the Cloud. Your people become more nimble and productive when they have their files at their fingertips, no matter where they go. Whether it’s iOS, Android, or Windows Phone, business-class sync keeps users connected on the go.

Empower them with tablets

Tablet users today are usually your cutting-edge employees. More and more, everyday computing tasks once performed on laptops are now being done on iPads and Android tablets. Whether your employees are visiting a client or working tradeshows, tablets are fantastic for demos, show and tell, and providing visual content to share with prospects and clients. It’s why we think growth-oriented companies should encourage tablet use and help employees use all of their files and corporate data, securely from their tablets.

Sync your file server

Mobile devices are the lifeline for remote employees. But it’s easy to feel cut off from HQ if all the content, files and data you need are stuck back on the corporate file server.  Business-grade sync services allow you to Cloud-connect your file server and in turn sync the content to mobile users and other remote computers. On-the-go professionals are in sync with HQ and better able to serve clients and prospects in the field.

Don’t lose control

Using employee mobile devices is not without risks. Data privacy and security have always involved a delicate balancing act. With so-called ‘Bring-Your-Own-Device’ resources, it’s no different. But thanks to business-grade sync services, you can connect employees with your corporate data without losing control of that information. Business-class services allow you to implement fine-grained controls on employee sync and share behaviour. For instance, you could allow employees to sync to their iPhone and iPad, but not a remote Windows or Mac device. You may also evolve your security policy over time, either loosening or strengthening your policies depending on the circumstances. The choice is yours.

Be ready when disaster strikes

No matter which security policies you implement, you need to be prepared for the worst. Mishaps are all too common, such as lost or stolen smartphones, but with business-grade file sync, you can remotely wipe corporate data from a lost device. In more serious situations, such as an employee termination, you are also ready. Remote wipe actions can be taken on a whole user account and across devices that were previously synced, eliminating corporate data from smartphones, tablets and remote computers.

Balancing security and convenience is a necessary choice in today’s workplace. Fortunately, business-class file sync helps business owners and executives ride the mobility wave while safeguarding corporate data.

Riverbank offers a range of Cloud File Sync solutions, each tailored to meet the demands of your business and your workers. Contact Riverbank today to find out how to start increasing the productivity of your workforce. Call 01235 426 700 or email enquiries@riverbank.co.uk