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New: #Solocloud for a #BYOD Strategy

May 13th, 2013 · No Comments

Gartner predicts: “By 2017, Half of Employers will Require Employees to Supply Their Own Device for Work Purposes”.

Further quoting Gartner:

“As enterprise bring your own device (#BYOD) programs continue to become more commonplace, 38 percent of companies expect to stop providing devices to workers by 2016, according to a global survey of CIOs by Gartner, Inc.’s Executive Programs

“#BYOD strategies are the most radical change to the economics and the culture of client computing in business in decades,” said David Willis, vice president and distinguished analyst at Gartner. “The benefits of #BYOD include creating new mobile workforce opportunities, increasing employee satisfaction, and reducing or avoiding costs.”

Gartner defines a #BYOD strategy as an alternative strategy that allows employees, business partners and other users to use a personally selected and purchased client device to execute enterprise applications and access data. It typically spans smartphones and tablets, but the strategy may also be used for PCs. It may or may not include a subsidy.

#BYOD drives innovation for CIOs and the business by increasing the number of mobile application users in the workforce. Rolling out applications throughout the workforce presents myriad new opportunities beyond traditional mobile email and communications. Applications such as time sheets, punch lists, site check-in/check-out, and employee self-service HR applications are just a few examples. Expanding access and driving innovation will ultimately be the legacy of the #BYOD phenomenon.” And: “The enterprise should subsidize only the service plan on a smartphone,” said Mr. Willis. “What happens if you buy a device for an employee and they leave the job a month later? How are you going to settle up? Better to keep it simple. The employee owns the device, and the company helps to cover usage costs. See full article here.

Our partners in Switzerland and Italy, are launching #solocloud, a cloud-based mobile telephony service for businesses. Mixing Solo technology with an operator’s own lines and cloud-based management tools, Solocloud is the first cloud-based mobile telephony service working worldwide.  In addition to traditional Solo Mobile features (one number, cost reductions, FMC, ..), Solocloud has some specific features that make it the ideal service to any #BYOD strategy.

Solocloud for #BYOD

Once installed in the  mobile phone (easy cloud-based process), Solocloud is just an app that you can use in your professional environment: call with Solocloud, display your one number and pay the special low solocloud fares. Usually, your company will pay your solocloud calls.

A private call to make? Just use your mobile as usual (and get charged on your private bill by your operator).

It’s as easy as that.

You don’t have to change carrier, you bring your own device at work and you manage your private/professional life!

More info (in French) here: www.solocloud.ch

BYOD with solocloud

BYOD with solocloud

 

 

 

 

 

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