When manufacturers adopt mobile tech into their workflows, their workforce tends to perform better, improving productivity and efficiency. At the same time, if companies have distributed workforces, they have additional requirements for working safely and at full capacity, said Joe Boyle, CEO of Truce Software, a provider of contextually aware mobile device management solutions.
Consider that the context of being in transit or making deliveries is a very different experience than being in a highly secure facility. That is why a mobile device ought to have the capacity to recognize where an individual is and adapt sensitive functions on their mobile devices to match the situation, said Boyle.
In this screencast, Boyle makes the case that deskless workers use technology in remarkably different ways than those who use a desktop or a laptop PC. The use of mobile devices, he said, is today integral to the productivity of this segment of the workforce, and manufacturers would be wise to understand the environments they operate in.
“Contextual mobility management is recognizing when you are using mobile computing, you are generally using it in different ways than when you would have traditionally used it,” said Boyle. “You’re more likely to be on the go and you’re more likely to be multitasking. It is the recognition that what’s going on around you needs to influence what can be going on in your device.”