What are ICT problems made of?

According to the ICT study recently commissioned by Telia, ICT is a constant problem within as much as a third of all companies. A good question to ask then, as most people know that there is a direct correlation between well-functioning ICT and success, is why doesn’t every company fix their ICT issues?

The role of ICT in an organisation’s success is indisputable – just like the effects of well-being at work on a company’s profitability are a well-known fact. But the connection between these two has only been realised recently. Mobile devices play such a huge role in people’s lives that their effectiveness is vital for both employees’ well-being and companies’ turnover. However, Telia’s recent study shows that ICT matters are far from being under control at every workplace, which causes one problem after another.

A negative chain reaction

The way we see it, ICT problems are the sum of many factors and created via the following chain:

  1. The study shows that the companies facing the most number of ICT problems don’t allow their employees to choose their own work devices and that they lack many of the applications that make individual work possible.
  2. Organisations that don’t offer the opportunity for remote work also have more restrictions on their employees’ use of devices than those that do, such as use during leisure time.
  3. Because telecommuting is one of the most important factors affecting well-being at work, as studies have proven, restricting this possibility also reduces job satisfaction.
  4. As people who experience job satisfaction carry out their work better, it’s obvious that well-being at work also influences profitability.
  5. Organisations with ICT problems are also more often financially unstable and have plans for staff reductions.

This series of consequences is a challenge in particular for large and rigid corporations that attempt to save on all possible expenses. In the long run, however, neglecting ICT issues only harms the organisation itself and therefore it makes sense to invest in them. In what follows we’ll tell you the easiest way to do this.

Enterprise mobility management as a way to solve ICT problems

All elements that promote well-being at work – such as the possibility of remote work, the possibility of choosing your own devices and the possibility of using the devices also in your free time – create a more individual and modern work environment. Modern work requires modern protection, however, and often the absence of efficient Enterprise Mobility Management is a critical stumbling block for large organisations.

Well managed ICT and an organisation’s profitability go hand in hand.

We firmly believe that well-functioning Enterprise Mobility Management is the best way to avoid ICT problems at work. It has never been needed more than in today’s individualised world of work, where users want immediate access to company details on their chosen device, wherever they are and whenever they want it. Mobilelron’s Enterprise Mobility Management, or EMM for short, is the perfect solution for this.

The EMM platform protects company data wherever it is located, whether in the cloud, in mobile apps, on mobile devices, desktops or even in motion between them. EMM also keeps the user’s personal data separate from the corporation’s data, which means that work-related data is kept safe and the user’s leisure time data and traces of their online activities remain hidden.

Unlike people often think, Enterprise Mobility Management is not about trying to nanny users. Even if you have full-service Enterprise Mobility Management in use, neither MobileIron nor your boss sees your private text messages, your browser history or the pictures you’ve pinned in your Pinterest file.

There are many different forms and ways of managing mobility, but one way or another they all make it possible to use work devices both for remote work and leisure. Simply put, enterprise mobility management makes your life easier and can consequently improve well-being at work considerably, and it also helps large corporations to pull out of their negative ICT chain.

Want to learn more about this topic? Participate in Telia’s webinar

In a webinar on the 7th of September, Mobilelron’s Michael Hallberg will dive into the world of Enterprise Mobility Management, the safety of cloud services and how to detect and remediate cyber attacks.

For more information and to register, please click here.