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To provide effective technology and productivity tools for mobile and dispersed workers, companies need to deploy, maintain, and support mobile PCs and devices while maintaining a high level of security. By providing a more secure and seamless way to exchange information, Microsoft mobile solutions can help employees be as productive outside of the office as they are when they’re at their desks.
Mobility adoption can start with people accessing e-mail on handheld devices, such as personal digital assistants (PDAs), or editing documents on a mobile PC while on the go, but companies are realizing it does not stop there. Mobile connectivity helps remote workers more securely access vital data and intellectual property (IP) assets. Mobility is opening frontiers in communication, corporate information access, data synchronization, document collaboration and sharing, the network, user settings across hardware, and more.
Today, doctors send prescriptions electronically to pharmacies from their mobile PCs or handheld devices, insurance companies manage claims through electronic forms instead of paper-based processes, and services are conducted using devices that upload customer information from the field.
Mobility is helping to improve business productivity and processes, and companies are learning how to create a competitive advantage by helping to give their workforce the ability to:
- Save time and increase productivity by quickly and easily accessing information when workers are away from the office, to capture ideas and thoughts from anywhere.
- Respond better to customer requests with access to e-mail and vital business information when workers are away from the office.
- Automatically synchronize files when their mobile PCs, Windows Mobile powered Smartphones, and PDAs connect to the corporate network.
Improve sales cycles and forge closer relationships with customers and partners through anytime, anywhere access to information that can help them improve responsiveness, complete a sale, or simplify a process for partners.