Smartphone Growth Is Unstoppable – Is Your Business Ready?

By Dennis Doyel, COO

Unless you have avoided all recent media – social or otherwise – then you are likely aware that smartphones are taking over the world. Or at least, they are infiltrating every aspect of our lives, from booking travel to taking family pictures to collaborating with colleagues. The latest Mobility Report from Ericsson drives home this point even further, estimating that 70% of the world’s population will have a smartphone by 2020.

All of this growth in smartphone ownership and usage comes with a price, especially for today’s businesses. According to respected analyst firm Gartner, enterprises can expect to see an increase of 16% in their mobile telecom spending between 2013 and 2016. For organizations that already are struggling to keep mobility spending in check, this finding just might be the straw that broke the camel’s back.

If your company wants to be in a position to take advantage of the productivity potential of a modern, mobile-enabled workforce, then it’s time to prepare now or risk allowing your enterprise mobility expenses to control your budget. Whether you take a BYOD, COPE or CYOD approach to support your employees’ devices, working with a trusted mobile expense management (MEM) partner can help you find ways to optimize your enterprise mobility.

Consider just a few of the benefits to your organization of implementing a MEM solution:

  • Enhanced visibility: The right MEM platform can provide insight into your mobile spending and improve usage monitoring for increased control and cost savings.
  • Optimized usage: A MEM solution can deliver valuable business intelligence about your wireless assets and mobile expenses so that you can more effectively optimize use.
  • Improved processes: An automated solution can create operational efficiencies so that you can redirect internal resources that were wasting time managing mobile expenses and turn them toward more strategic business areas.

With the inevitable growth in smartphones on the horizon, you’ll want to be sure your company isn’t blindsided by the added expense of supporting employees’ increasing mobility needs. By delivering greater insight into your company’s mobile expenses, a MEM provider can find ways to minimize your spending while maximizing your usage.

Want to learn more about how you can implement a solution that can prepare your company for its growing mobile device needs? Contact us today!