Technological breakthroughs have reached all areas of daily life and, naturally, corporate environments are no exception. With increasingly versatile and intelligent devices, the ecosystem we used to work in just five years ago has totally changed. We have gone from the desktop workstation with a single computer per person to a much more dynamic setup where each worker can link up to their business information through a multitude of screens.
This multiplatform environment is reinforced by the widespread uptake of an increasingly popular attitude: BYOD or Bring Your Own Device. In other words, employees can choose to take their own mobile devices to work, mostly smartphones or tablets, not only to use the corporate networks for browsing, but also to request access to company resources and applications.
This situation sometimes gives rise to headaches for IT administrators, who have to deal with a plethora of devices from different manufacturers and with different operating system versions, while preventing the associated security risks.
Nevertheless, at the end of the day the advantages of BYOD outweigh the drawbacks. In a survey carried out by Fortinet, 43% of Spanish users believe that this trend improves working efficiency, since it enables business activities to be managed from outside the office.
At EDICOM we are convinced that mobile devices are essential tools for business, as they foster company efficiency and speed. This is why we recently launched Ediwin Monitor, the first app on the market for electronic data interchange, which allows users to view, download or check the status of their commercial transactions in real time.
Users of our EDI solutions can download this application free of charge from APP Store.