Mobile technology options help small businesses compete

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Efficient use of mobile technology can have a positive impact on Rocky Mount small businesses by increasing productivity and competitiveness.

Mobile technology can help small businesses with administration, communications, and processes through automation. It also provides access to a wide range of online resources, allowing them to compete on a global scale through marketing, promotion, and advertising.

At US Cellular, our small business experts get questions about technology, devices and mobile solutions from small businesses every day. As a native of Rocky Mount, I understand how small businesses are the backbone of our local economy. They create new jobs, lead the way in technology and innovation, and often reflect the diversity of our community. US Cellular supports small businesses by offering a suite of productivity solutions that helps them compete on a local, state, national, and even global scale.

US Cellular offers the following advice to help small businesses increase productivity and competitiveness:

5G helps do more in less time. 5G can provide a more robust mobile experience and with greater efficiency. Rocky Mount small businesses will be able to connect more devices, experience faster and more reliable connections, strengthen security, and improve their business’s mobility in today’s ever evolving remote-focused workplace.

Faster networks will mean software-as-a-service (SaaS) products will also be more effective. These cloud-based programs and apps include everything from email to office tools, such as Microsoft Office 365, customer retention management to human resource tools, inventory control to file sharing.

Mobile Device Management protects company information and property. Mobile Device Management (MDM) helps to protect data, financial information, and private customer and employee information. These include threats like device loss, exposure to third-party apps or malware. An effective mobile device management system, like IBM’s Security MaaS360, will provide small businesses piece-of-mind when employees are on the organization’s network.

Our local Rocky Mount small business professionals that are looking to connect to the internet on the go should consider a hotspot or a mobile router. Hotspots are portable devices that provide mobile network connectivity on the go, allowing users to connect multiple devices, like laptops and tablets, to the internet through a shared connection. A mobile router is a better option for small businesses that will need a secure connection on a regular basis. Mobile routers also offer a wired connection for added security when traveling.

Going paperless saves money and the earth. Creating a paperless office is easy with apps like doForms. doForms provides businesses with customizable forms with input fields, reduced paperwork, and real-time integration with the office. Dig…


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