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Goin’ Mobile: Monthly Digest of Insights Shared by Your Peers in the Energy Central Mobile Workforce Group – December 11, 2020

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Welcome to the newly redesigned Mobile Workforce Group roundup, Goin’ Mobile. As always, your fellow group members are paying close attention to utility mobile workforce trends and sharing their insights. This month’s selection includes information about remote work cybersecurity, the use of data analytics for mobile device management, and more. Be sure to like and comment on your favorite posts. Happy reading!

 


Remote Work Is Great (for Hackers, That Is) 

David Wagman

Link to original article: https://energycentral.com/c/mu/remote-work-great-hackers

The ability for people to work remotely has enabled teams to stay productive despite the need to socially distance throughout 2020. Even after the pandemic, companies that can offer remote work options are likely to attract the best employees. Yet remote work has downsides too, such as increased cybersecurity risks. In this post, David Wagman, Independent Journalist and Analyst shares results from a recent report from SailPoint, which explains the security and compliance gaps and potential data breach opportunities inherent in this work arrangement.  

 


5G Pieces Fall Into Place

Paul Korzeniowski

Link to original article: https://energycentral.com/c/mu/5g-pieces-fall-place

Utility field technicians can benefit from a combination of mobile devices and plenty of bandwidth. 5G technology can help, but a few steps must be taken first. In this article, Paul Korzeniowski, Self-Employed B2B Content Producer walks readers through the steps needed to take full advantage of this innovation. For example, mobile devices will need to be upgraded to the new network option and Internet of Things (IoT) devices will need to be developed. These processes are already happening, enabling utilities to take advantage of 5G’s advanced capacity and speed.  

 


Using Real-Time Data Analytics to Increase Productivity and the Cost Efficiency of Enterprise Mobile Devices

Gary Lee

Link to original article: https://energycentral.com/c/mu/using-real-time-data-analytics-increase-productivity-and-cost-efficiency

Everyone knows how essential mobile devices are to workplace productivity. However, as Gary Lee, Chief Revenue Officer at B2M Solutions points out in this piece, insufficient management of these devices can actually interfere with efficiency. He cites recent research that shows a significant number of problems and issues with mobile devices reported by employees and recommends deploying data that can help provide real-time visibility into the health and usage of mobile devices.

 


Thanks again for reading this edition of Goin’ Mobile! The authors listed above are eager to hear your thoughts and questions, so don’t hesitate to engage them. And if you want your content to be featured in this spot in future issues, be sure to publish your posts within the Mobile Workforce Community.

 

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