Mobile computing has changed the way companies do business by freeing employees from the office while allowing them to stay productive wherever the job requires it. Whether it's travelling to meetings, going out on sales calls, working from a client's site or from home, mobile devices can help employees get closer to customers, stay communicated, and make the most productive use of their time.

But business mobility means more than distributing a smartphone and laptop to your workforce. It means using the right software and services, as well as optimizing costs, company data and assets in a way that supports growth.

Dell mobile computing solutions are based on open and industry-standard technology, allowing you to choose the right tools to support how your business runs today and retain the flexibility to adapt or upgrade in the future.

From mobile workhorses in the Latitude notebook family to elegantly designed Android smartphones like the Dell Venue, Dell provides you with a portfolio of products to help keep your workforce mobile and productive. But it can also provide a suite of flexible services and software that take advantage of the third party mobile devices that your employees already have while keeping data secure.

Key Elements of a 'Business Class' Mobility Strategy

  • Layered Security and Control for Mobile Devices. Keeping your business information and network secure is vital. But with mobile devices, how do you ensure that same information stays safe outside your network? With Dell, you can have dashboard visibility to every mobile device on your network, set policies and more.

  • Mobile Device Management. Automate the deployment and management of mobile devices, and free your IT resources from routine daily tasks. You can use the MDM console to get real-time usage statistics across devices, platforms and domains. You can also configure roles and permissions to meet specific needs.

  • Bring Your Own Device. Your employees have chosen some of the most advanced mobile devices available for personal use. These same devices can improve productivity and reduce costs for your business when you grant them access to corporate information and applications. Dell helps you achieve this in a secure way.

  • Mobile Productivity Through The Right Mobile Applications. The benefits of mobile devices are clear, but game changing productivity comes from using mobile applications to improve your business process. Dell can help you mobilize your core applications so you can reduce paperwork and optimize your workflow.

Mobility is a powerful tool for business, but it can also be complex to manage. With a myriad of solutions available, you need a provider with a broad view of your IT environment and a clear idea of how to make mobile solutions work for your business. Dell can help you find, implement and use the mobile solutions that will keep your team productive and keep your data secure. Dell can help you make mobility the most powerful part of your IT.

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