Why Mobile Access for SharePoint Intranets is Essential

Why Mobile Access for SharePoint Intranets is Essential

Your mobile device, as with most people, has become an extension of your hand (and your brain)... if the corporation does not put it's intranet there, they're losing the single-most unifying platform to bring their workforce together – Mobile!

Perhaps you have experienced this before; you designed a great workflow on your intranet to navigate users through a previously manual process. It is designed so the multi-state approval process is rock solid. A key approver is out of the office at a conference. Workflow comes to a screeching halt.

There is a need for a mobile intranet.

You open an email. It's important and you need to reply but you also need a document that is on the intranet or a file share… you also need to leave work. You postpone the response for a time until you can get to your intranet resources. Back at work the next day you may even forget to respond as that email slips down the chain.

There is a need for a mobile intranet.

You're on the road, you have a question, and you need the person you always call. You wish you could use the People finder to search your directory of experts and click to call or Lync message them.

There is a need for a mobile intranet.

A team is working together on a document with a tight deadline for delivery. Members of the group are going to work from home so they each copy a document into Dropbox, or other cloud storage tools of their choice. 4 people on their team do the same. They all return to work Monday with new copies of the document they also saved locally or emailed to themselves at work, and then post the document again to a shared location under 4 different names.

One document just multiplied to 12 instances in a single editing cycle. Imagine the duplication across your organization. Gartner cited the duplication of content in most organizations is upward of 19 instances of any one content item.

There is a need for a mobile intranet.

If the scenarios above do not indicate to you why we need Mobility of our intranet resources and our collaboration platform – see if you agree with this: Your mobile device, as with most people, has become an extension of your hand (and your brain)... if the corporation does not put itself there, they're losing the single-most unifying platform to bring their workforce together – Mobile!

See our Blog on SharePoint 2013 Mobile Features to read more about the functionality that can really deliver for you, once you recognize the need for a mobile intranet. If you want to know more about how a more flexible and mobile workforce can support your organizations productivity why not download our Mobile whitepaper via the button below.

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Michael is BrightStarr’s Head of Development, although in reality, he does a lot more than that! He is ultimately responsible for the delivery of solutions to clients but also functions as a Product Manager for Unily. Michael is excited about new technology and also has an internal role as a new technology evangelist, spreading the word about hot new software to his colleagues all over the world. Michael was part of the award winning Linklaters project team and has a particular knack for translating complex business requirements into neat technical solutions.

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