Organizations may seem to be heading toward the same place in their mobility journey, but the paths to get there have become more difficult to navigate.
Mobile workers want to get more done today without feeling like beasts of burden. According to a GfK survey of 1200 mobile workers, a whopping 62 percent of mobile workers said they’d be willing to give up their PC entirely, provided they could connect their smartphone to peripherals like a monitor, keyboard and mouse.
Fortunately, technology has caught up with workers’ desires. Today’s smartphones can serve as primary computing devices when paired with the right enabling accessories. That can let you lighten the load for many of your mobile workers by eliminating their laptops and making it easier to hop between work areas whether in the office, at home or traveling abroad. It can also help you save heavily on management time and equipment costs. Those are wins for employee and employer — especially for small-to-midsize businesses (SMBs) that typically lack the extensive IT resources of large enterprises.
Introducing the Mobile Desktop
The new Samsung Galaxy Note9 is the best-converged device today, providing complete PC and phone capabilities in one package. With a cutting-edge processor, 6GB of RAM and 128GB of standard storage that’s 1TB ready thanks to expandable storage, the Note9 is as powerful as most laptops. Its 4,000 mAh battery provides all-day battery life, while its Bluetooth-enabled S Pen is the most powerful mobile stylus today.
Moreover, the DeX platform embedded in Note9 doubles down on the anytime, anywhere productivity that has become a staple. Let’s take Linda, one of your top national salespeople who travels constantly to client meetings and regional offices. Linda can easily make customer and boardroom presentations with Note9 by connecting it to a display using a standard HDMI adaptor — no separate DeX Station required. Linda can control the presentation’s speed and go forward and backward on the slides from anywhere in the room by clicking through with the S Pen. Or she can control the presentation from the Note9, and simultaneously jot down notes on its screen using the S Pen.
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When she needs to get work done, Linda can quickly set up a fully functional workspace by connecting Note9 to a monitor via the same HDMI adaptor, plus the slim Bluetooth travel keyboard and mouse she carries. She’ll enjoy two high-definition screen real estate options upon which she can get things done. All of her files are accessible from Note9’s embedded and expandable storage options. On the other hand, her data can instead be hosted on cloud-based storage such as the Samsung Cloud.
An alternate scenario is to keep data and legacy Windows apps running on the corporate network, where Linda and other employees can enjoy full and secure access to them using Note9, DeX and VDI capabilities through providers such as Citrix, VMWare and Amazon WorkSpaces.
Finally, IT can ensure that Linda’s personal files are kept private and the company’s work files secure with Knox Platform for Enterprise. Which directly connects to your company’s Mobile Device Management/Enterprise Mobility Management (MDM/EMM) solution of choice to give them easy manageability and full control over the policies and capabilities on Linda’s Note9.
Are you ready to start your mobile consolidation? Consider a multi-stage pilot project to phase out your laptops in favor of the Note9. Start with a group of motivated employee volunteers, or a specific team, such as sales, that will likely be eager to lighten their loads. You can also leverage Samsung’s Business Services team to walk you through the new device deployment, from app migration to EMM integration.
The sooner you start, the sooner you’ll discover the significant cost and time savings your business will reap from making Note9 your employees’ primary computing device.
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