The Gordian Knot of Enterprise Connectivity
An ill-begotten mobility strategy could have serious financial and reputational ramifications for your company. Crippling cyber-attacks, out of control mobility spend, hidden mobility costs, lackluster employee productivity; each can be uniquely devastating to your business in a landscape where any inefficiency you suffer is a de facto advantage to your competitors.
Yet, we submit that the problem isn’t nearly as difficult to solve as it may seem. Moreover, that devising a solid, well-conceived mobility strategy is, in fact, a Gordian Knot. That is, a seemingly intractable problem for which there is an obvious and bold solution.
Just as Alexander the Great used his kopis (basically, a big knife) to slice through the confounding knot, so too can businesses armed with the right tools solve the riddle of enterprise mobility.
Sizing Up the Knot
First, let’s consider the challenges that your mobility strategy must address.
From the sales team to the delivery drivers, your employees are critical to the success of your business. Keeping them productive is essential to your bottom line. That’s why you need an enterprise mobility strategy that enables your employees to maximize their value by keeping them connected wherever they are.
At the same time, you need to find a way to facilitate this connectivity without letting costs get out of hand. Indeed, while maximizing the value of your workforce is critical, you don’t want your mobility strategy to squander the value your employees create via an over-reliance on pricey cellular data plans and single-use public and inflight Wi-Fi licenses. As such, you’ll need a degree of transparency that enables you to reign in roaming charges and other hidden costs before they get out of hand.
Finally, all it takes is one employee connecting to one rogue hotspot for the entire company to be put in harm’s way. Of course, most cyber-attacks are relatively benign. But the fact of the matter is, those that aren’t can have extraordinary operational and reputational costs – lost business, nervous investors, indignant press coverage, class action lawsuits, febrile regulators, gnashing of teeth, general malaise, and plenty of agita.
Pareteum Experience Cloud for Enterprise: Smart, Secure Enterprise Connectivity
Here’s the good news. If you really want to hack enterprise connectivity, then Pareteum offers precisely the kopis required to do so.
Pareteum Experience Cloud for Enterprise is a single-source cloud-communications platform for the creation of scalable, secure enterprise mobility solutions with simplified service management and billing. It facilitates unlimited, secure access to the world’s largest global network, with integrated cellular and public Wi-Fi connectivity in 200+ countries and territories.
With Pareteum, your workforce will be more productive, and you’ll have the operational visibility necessary to manage costs. Moreover, Pareteum comes with several security protocols designed to keep your company infrastructure and data secure.
Pareteum Experience Cloud for Enterprise includes the following features:
- Global Coverage – Integrated cellular and Wi-Fi connectivity in 200+ countries and territories, at airports, hotels, outdoor venues, inflight, and more.
- Inflight Connectivity – Inflight Wi-Fi on over 5,000 aircraft from 40 leading airlines.
- SMS Engagement – Fully programmable B2B/B2C messaging across SMS, voice, email, and other OTP messaging solutions.
- Service Management – Simplified multi-vendor telecoms management and operational processes.
- Web User Interface – Visibility and control over connectivity service; generate reports that provide usage stats and insights.
- Performance Notifications – Configurable alerts, notifications, and commands.
- Service Lifecycle – No service or contract lock-ins.
- Service Profiles – Bespoke services to accommodate the unique requirements of individual businesses.
How One Company Has Wielded the Experience Cloud to Hack Through the Knot of Enterprise Connectivity
A well-known provider of computer data storage systems, software, and services chose Pareteum Experience Cloud for Enterprise to keep their mobile workers connected and their IT environment secure
Indeed, their mobile workers, like millions of others around the world, need to be productive no matter what — even, and perhaps especially, if they’re outside of the office.
This hasn’t always been easy. Before partnering with Pareteum, the company’s mobile professionals often relied on unsecured Wi-Fi hotspots to remain productive on the road. Not only was this a hassle from an efficiency standpoint, it also came with the substantial downside risks associated with frequent public Wi-Fi usage.
Furthermore, because mobile professionals are so reliant on Wi-Fi connectivity, the company’s employees were often left with little choice but to pay exorbitant amounts of money for inflight Wi-Fi and roaming. Consequently, the company found itself paying too much for mobile connectivity and unable to predict the costs accrued each quarter by their mobile employees.
To address these challenges, the company chose Pareteum to provide simple, secure, always-on Wi-Fi access for their mobile workforce.
With the Experience Cloud for Enterprise, they have unlimited access on unlimited devices to tens of millions of hotspots in more than 200 countries and territories. This means productivity in nearly 700 airports, nearly 5,000 aircraft, tens-of-thousands of hotels, tens-of-thousands of restaurants, and millions of local businesses all over the globe.
In addition, Pareteum has made it possible for them to secure their corporate infrastructure with several powerful security features offered by Pareteum Experience Cloud. These include the Last Mile VPN and one-time password. While the Last Mile VPN acts as a high security gateway between a user’s device and the hotspot they are trying to access, one-time password ensures that the user won’t be required to enter sensitive login credentials every time they access the internet. By implementing these two measures in conjunction, Pareteum has helped improve the overall security of the company’s Wi-Fi environment by defending against cyber-attacks such as crypto-lockers, phishing attempts, and more.
In addition, because Pareteum Experience Cloud for Enterprise comes at a fixed, per-user, per-month rate, it has removed the alternate connectivity costs that are associated with gated Wi-Fi and roaming. In so doing, Pareteum has delivered predictable costs to even those employees working in the most remote locales.
In the words of a field engineer based in South Africa: “Mobile Internet access in South Africa is costly and Pareteum automatically and effortlessly connects me to Wi-Fi networks. This gives me the freedom to access information from the internet when I require it. I can respond to any email requests that require my attention, including downloading attachments, without having to worry about excessive mobile bills at the end of the month.”
Whether working at their local café or inflight, the company’s employees now rely on Pareteum Experience Cloud for Enterprise to connect them wherever they are, on all mobile devices.
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