How tablets are becoming the
new business power tools
Tablets started out as consumer
gadgets. They’re great for games,
movies, books, photos, socialising.
And then there are apps. Little pieces
of genius that do everything from
visual jokes to navigation.
But in just a few years, tablets and
apps have evolved from playthings
into essential companions. They keep
our busy lives at our fingertips.
So it’s no wonder people want
to use them at work. And with
Enterprise Mobility Management
from O 2 , they can.
Tablets are maturing into the secure
power tools of the mobile workplace.
Mobile workers like sales people have already adopted
tablets as essential business tools. They can have
essential information on tap, helping them to deliver
better customer service.
But tablets are turning up in some demanding places
these days. Construction projects, engineering
maintenance sites, busy hospital wards – they’ve
come out of the executive suite and onto the
It’s because apps can take the place of a lot of paper;
everything from manuals and network schematics,
to schedules of work, standard business forms and
Information on tap
Here’s an example. When you’re an engineer going to an
emergency repair, you can’t really see what the problem
is till you’re there. If you don’t have the right reference
materials, you will probably have to go back to base –
unless you can simply download it to a tablet. Then you’ve
got everything you need, literally at your fingertips.
And if you’re the customer whose equipment is being
repaired, it’s a lot more impressive when the service team
arrives properly equipped and gets the job done first time.
Tight control that sets your
Tablets are moving into the mainstream of working life
because of Enterprise Mobility Management technology.
It gives IT people the control they need to manage mobile
devices in the same way as laptops, desktop PCs and the
other boxes connected to their office networks.
Once the IT team are satisfied that the mobile devices
connecting to their networks are manageable and secure,
you can start to provide people with tablets, or allow
them to bring their own. And then you can reap the
rewards: lower costs and more efficiency; better service
to customers; happier, motivated people, who are free to
work with the technology they prefer.
These tablets will change your life
We’ve already seen how tablets and apps have
transformed our social lives. So when you introduce
tablets into the working world, you can expect a cultural
revolution as well as a technical one.
Enterprise Mobility Management from O2 takes this shift
in ways of working into account. Before we put it in
place, we work with you to see exactly how and where
tablets will have the most impact.
We’ll look at who needs them, and who actually wants
them – some people just prefer their faithful old laptops
and smartphones. We’ll also look at the kinds of apps
you might need, including the opportunities for creating
Apps on tap
Apps, indeed, are the real engines of change in the
tablet revolution. We can help you create apps to
perform specialist business tasks – from form filling to
step-by-step maintenance checks. We can also help you
build a library of existing apps that can help your people
work more efficiently.
Our Enterprise Mobility Management service includes the
management of your app library. It makes sure everyone
is using the right app for the right job, so you get the
best returns from your investment in bespoke apps. It can
also stop people from downloading unacceptable or risky
apps onto the tablets connecting to your network.
Clear your desk
With O 2 , Enterprise Mobility Management takes away all
the hassle of looking after tablets or smartphones. Our
service takes care of your whole mobile estate, including
devices that people bring in themselves.
You can see how many devices are connecting to your
network and where any risks might be. You can also
track devices using their GPS systems – very handy if
a tablet is lost or stolen. And if there’s no chance of
getting it back, you can wipe any sensitive data off it,
or completely disable it.
If you’re providing tablets for your people, rather than
just running a bring-your-own policy, we’ll sort out the
logistics of getting them to the right people with the
right protection in place. We’ll also provide a complete
helpdesk service, so your IT team aren’t distracted by
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We'll sort out everything to do with making
tablets into secure power tools for your
organisation. To find out more, visit
o2.co.uk/enterprise or call 01235 433 507.