Boosting the Mobile Workforce
The rapid adoption of smartphones including iPhones and BlackBerry, tablets and other connected devices by the enterprise has caused a shift in the way we work. Employees now have the flexibility to take their office with them; however having a strong signal is key to actually working and using the phone for the mobile worker. The zBoost Corporate Program provides IT and telecom departments with the essential enterprise smartphone support to maximize their mobile devices. The zBoost line allows users and to take full advantage of data, voice and Internet services on their iPhones, BlackBerry, DROID, connected devices, smartphones and other mobile phones including 3G high-speed data and video, instant messaging, pictures and more - at home, in their personal workspace or in a corporate office, both in the U.S. and abroad.
According to the IDC Technology Spotlight From Consumer-Centric to Business Essential: Extending Smartphone and Mobile Broadband Device Service into the Workplace, "Used for years to improve sub-par cell service in homes, signal-boosting technology has come of age to provide increased signal strength throughout a business facility."
The Spotlight adds, "As more workers 'cut the cord' and rely on cellular service for business critical operations, dropped calls no longer become an inconvenience, but a hindrance to business performance."
"As businesses continue to embrace smartphone technology for operational efficiency, the definition of mobile worker is changing. A worker is no longer a person on the road or at the airport but also moving around an office complex or mobile within a corporate campus. They are in and out of buildings or down in the basement or on the factory floor. Continuity of service is critical....In short, smartphones have moved from being conveniences to mission critical tools and therefore quality of service is essential. The expanding uses of these tools to data-intensive applications necessitate not only reliable service, but fast service."
To download the complimentary IDC Technology Spotlight From Consumer-Centric to Business Essential: Extending Smartphone and Mobile Broadband Device Service into the Workplace,IDC #1073, January, 2011, please click here.