3 tips on how to turn your modern workplace into a sustainable business advantage

The pandemic has changed the way companies and employees work and will continue doing so as the positive results in terms of productivity have proven that a remote or hybrid working model is most likely to be the future. Can you use a helping hand in rolling out a sustainable digital transformation strategy? With the following tips you can turn your modern workplace into a business advantage in no time!

The COVID-19 pandemic was a catalyst for change, making the ability to work from home an absolute necessity rather than a fringe benefit. Companies of all sizes and in all sectors had to adapt, but what about the long run? What will the future workplace look like? One thing is certain, the positive results in terms of productivity and employee experience have proven that the remote working model is here to stay. Successfully reimagine your digital workplace strategy with the following three tips from our CEO, Ulrik Van Schepdael!

 

1. Remote working is the new reality, embrace it

There is no way around it: the modern workplace, including remote capabilities, should be an integral part of your digital strategy. Why? If you don’t rethink your current workplace strategy, remote capabilities will significantly increase your overall technology spend. Start thinking of the office as just another room in your house where you can get some work done, and start designing a workplace outside of your corporate network, even if it’s the same building.

2. Invest in a durable technology fleet

Adapting to a remote working model requires an increased investment in technology. Even though a one-size-fits-all strategy may seem attractive in terms of management and support, not everyone in your company is performing the same tasks and therefore needs the same device(s). We can help you save time, money, and resources by helping you select the best possible smartphones, tablets and computers taking into consideration the role, work location, connectivity requirements and longevity of your employees!

3. Put employee choice first

A future-proof digital workplace strategy has employee choice in its DNA. With our Workplace Self Service Portal, we offer your employees the possibility of shopping the corporate tools they would like to work with. Based on their function, grade, and team, they will get to choose the device of their choice from a portfolio of products. To make the employee experience complete, the ordered devices will be shipped to their home preconfigured. – The Workplace Self Service Portal, a solution that covers the entire workplace lifecycle and makes the transition towards the modern workplace easy!

Looking for some more tips & tricks on how to successfully shape your future workplace? Download our newest whitepaper, tomorrow’s digital workplace, and discover how to unleash the full potential of the digital workplace!

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Mobco launches the results of a European survey on the future of the digital workplace

Dilbeek, 23rd of June – mobco, a Belgian IT company specialized in (mobile) workplace management, launches, in collaboration with the other EMEA partners, the results of a European market survey that questioned 329 business owners, IT professionals and other stakeholders.

The benefits of flexible, mobile and remote working on employee engagement are well-established but adoption has not always been a top priority for organisations. This changed dramatically during 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic was a catalyst for change, making the ability to work from home an absolute necessity rather than a fringe benefit.

It is no surprise, therefore, that our survey shows a step change in remote working capa- bility. The percentage of organisations with a majority of the workforce capable of remote working has risen from 50% before COVID-19 to 88% during the crisis. However, this signif- icant increase in adopting and implementing home working solutions at short notice and on a large scale has created several challenges.

What are the major challenges European organisations have faced? How have they addressed these challenges? What steps do they still need to take? These are just some of the questions we asked as part of our European Mobile & Remote Working Survey 2021, the key insights from which are outlined in this report.

Our survey shows that confidence in data security is high, with almost three-quarters of respondents either very or fairly confident in their ability to secure corporate data on remote or mobile devices. However, a closer look at the data suggests this confidence may be misplaced and that, against a backdrop of growing and evolving cyber security threats, organizations need to review the adequacy of their security measures for remote and hybrid working. 

Only 37% of the respondents have a mobile threat solution in place, suggesting that security teams are applying less stringent controls on mobile devices than laptop or desktop devices. Additionally, one-third of respondents have not delivered any kind of mobile security awareness training to employees.

This report should help organizations, regardless of the industry they operate in and regardless of how strongly the digital workplace is embedded in their strategy to date.

Ulrik Van Schepdael, mobco’s Managing Director: “Our report shows that organizations that have already invested in a digital workplace strategy and therefore have a strong foundation in mobile technology, are best able to meet the needs of a distributed workforce and offer staff members more choices as well as flexibility and ease of use without compromising security and manageability.”

 

“We are encouraged that many organizations have laid the groundwork to support the rollout of a digital workplace strategy. However, this report shows that there is still a lot of untapped potential and that more can and should be done to maximize the benefits that the digital workplace brings to businesses across all sectors and sizes.”

Consult the full survey via the link below!

 

About mobco
mobco, was founded in 2010 and is the market leader in Belgium and Luxembourg for IT integration and services around the mobile and modern workplace. mobco’s mission is to enable the employees of its corporate customers to work more efficiently by offering premium hardware, software and services that support the modern workplace.

European Mobile & Remote Working Survey

mobco is a founding member of the Enterprise Mobility Expert Alliance (EMEA), a European initiative that brings together B2B companies active in mobile technology. Together with the other members of this alliance, we manage more than 1 million modern workplaces in Europe.

For more information
Ulrik Van Schepdael, CEO
uvs@mob.co
+32 475 51 51 02

About EMEA
The Enterprise Mobility Expert Alliance (EMEA) is the largest community of digital workplace experts in Europe. It’s their mission is to help organizations roll out a workplace that relies on the best possible experience for employees, but also observes the manageability, security and efficiency that IT and security teams demand.

10 years mobco

October 2010, that’s when our mobile journey started!

A few months before the Apple iPad was officially launched, and along with the iPhone and a Google initiative called Android version Eclair, we witnessed the start of one of the biggest changes in IT history.

mobco was founded with one clear focus and mission: we wanted to help our enterprise customers to support these new devices for work.

We’ve been mobilising your business since 2010!

We look back at a successful journey where we delivered true added value to hundreds of enterprise and public customers. Thousands of employees enjoyed seamless enrolment of their new devices, got rid of endless password changes and weren’t even aware of the fact that they were using the most advanced tunneling technology to access internal resources on the go.

The mobco team grew over the years but kept true to its initial mission: put expertise at the service of our customers. Along with the team, we also enlarged our portfolio of products and added support for more mobile device management platforms, leading mobile security providers, productivity apps and hardware to the list in 2017.

As top tier Apple Authorised Reseller and Samsung Reseller we can now state we have a complete portfolio for the mobile workplace, or should we say ‘modern workplace’?

As founding member of the Enterprise Mobility Expert Alliance we represent Belgium and Luxemburg in this pan-European initiative. Together with our peer alliance members we had front row seats in the spectacle called “digital transformation” and saw the huge impact on the workplace.

Having access to all your corporate data on the go, on any device, anywhere and anytime, seems so obvious today. We’re very proud to have contributed to this fact and helped out so many enterprises and public institutions in taking the next step in the modern workplace.

In 2020 we remain true to our initial mission and put our expertise at the service of our customers combined with premium hardware, leading software and more…

Over the last years we have been building a platform with only one mission: to provide the best possible employee experience ever! It’s a development that translates our expertise and experience into a cloud service we are launching this year, called Workplace Self Service.

The Workplace Self Service is a next level platform that allows your employees to order and organise their workplace, the way they like it, with no impact on the current IT structure.
While remaining true to our initial focus and mission, we are now ready for the next episode!

 

Founding mobco in 2010 was the best idea ever, but building it out into this BeLux company as it is now, would not have been possible alone.

I would like to thank the entire mobco team that helped building out the company during the last decade: thank you for your continued support and expertise!

I would also like to thank our business partners who believe in our mission and help us develop new business opportunities!

Special thanks to our customers for choosing our company as a guide in managing, transforming and optimizing their workplace projects!

Looking forward to lift the employee experience to the next level!

Happy birthday!

 
 
 
 

As a birthday present we would like to offer you for free our white paper: “The three pillars of the modern workplace”.
Based on our 10 years in business we share our “mobile lessons learned” and how these now impact the entire workplace.

 

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