Businesses require access to information 24/7 and can’t afford to miss a beat — or a call — when it comes to closing new opportunities. Whether at the office, a client site or elsewhere, employees need to be at the ready. Powerful, flexible and secure mobile tools that suit the unique needs of the business are critical to working smarter, not harder.

Smartphones like the Galaxy Note8, with its large screen, built-in S Pen and multitasking features, are ideal for enabling SMBs to boost productivity and help employees be more impactful and efficient in everything they do — without breaking the bank.

Here are five ways the Galaxy Note8 can help you and your team:

Leave the Laptop Behind, on Purpose

The Galaxy Note8 is a one-device hub for calls, collaboration and productivity, instantly transforming into a full-fledged desktop environment thanks to the Samsung DeX platform. Samsung DeX not only allows workers to travel light, but it also removes the need to buy a separate laptop and smartphone for an employee.

Never Miss a Business Opportunity

A smartphone is nothing without fast, reliable data to access cloud-based applications and content. When combined with a great mobile service plan — like Verizon’s premium 4G LTE data, talk and text — the Galaxy Note8 allows SMBs to seamlessly connect and collaborate with the people that matter most to the business.

Capture and Act on Ideas Faster

The S Pen is what makes a Note special. This advanced writing tool enables you to take notes, convert handwriting to text, annotate and sign documents, smart select images and more, so you can capture ideas whenever the inspiration strikes. While others have to wait to get back to the office to get the job done, Galaxy Note users can remain fully productive on the go.

Secure Your Business Data

Businesses also can rest assured knowing their most valuable data assets are always protected, even if their device is lost or stolen, thanks to Samsung Knox. Samsung’s defense-grade mobile security platform is built into Galaxy devices from the chip up, and integrates closely with the industry’s leading mobile device management solutions.

Plan Your Mobile Initiative Carefully

A successful mobile initiative takes careful planning. By making smart choices upfront, you’ll save yourself complications down the road and reduce the total cost of ownership for your business. Taking advantaging of device and service plan deals is a great start, but also look for partners who can provide guidance, support and resources to help you be successful with mobile.

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