In 2021, workplace mobility is at an all-time high, with businesses of all types and sizes learning to operate and even excel in remote and hybrid work environments.
Organisations have an opportunity to reset their vision for the workplace of the future. We all know it’s not as simple as deciding whether to return to the office or keep working remotely. Employees want greater flexibility, and employers wish for effective collaboration and productivity. Mobile devices, and more specifically, foldable mobile devices are making a successful hybrid workplace more attainable by providing a workspace they can open and close on the go with just a quick flip or fold.
Mobile technology has played a profound role in the way we work for more than a decade, and there’s no sign or reason it should slow down. But enterprise IT decision-makers and SMB leaders alike have to ask themselves: How do they take the next step in creating the most productive, efficient mobile workforce yet?
Mobile under the microscope
Before COVID-19, your customers could plod along with technology good enough to get the job done. But when the pandemic hit, the need to give workers greater mobility was accelerated by force. They quickly needed to replace the office by outfitting themselves and their teams with the right technology. All of this happened seemingly overnight. The need to take phone calls, check emails and complete work tasks away from their usual offices every day put their mobile devices’ capabilities under a microscope.
As offices reopen with varying capacities and workplace strategies, the adoption of mobile solutions at breakneck speed remains critical to success and safety. Your customers need mobile devices that give them the flexibility to work at home, in the office or somewhere in between, with a full work suite always at the ready.
That’s why Samsung continues to push the pace on how the mobile landscape can and should operate. The launch of their two new foldable devices, the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G and Galaxy Z Flip3 5G, is the latest in their effort to unfold new possibilities of work and play.
Mobility and flexibility
The crux of today’s workplace discussions is drastically different than it was just two years ago. Even businesses returning to in-person full time must consider mobility and flexibility in some form or another. Routines have changed for good. Work now means taking video calls, editing documents, collaborating, communicating and accessing everything your customers need to be productive from wherever they may be. And often, they have to do it all at the same time.
Multitasking like that requires a device that’s portable yet powerful, compact without compromise. That’s where the Galaxy Z Flip3 literally comes into play. The Z Flip3 has the cool factor, bringing the functionality of Samsung’s smartphones into a pocket-sized powerhouse. When the device is folded shut, a 1.9″ notification screen keeps your customers up to speed with the information they need. Inside, the Z Flip3 offers Multi-Active Windows so they can work or play in two separate apps at once. Or, they can stand up the device in Flex Mode for hands-free video conferencing. It’s a Choose Your Own Device (CYOD) option your customers actually want.
Remember, it’s not just business leaders who can maximise productivity with foldables. With less friction and more fluidity on a foldable device, employees and teams can tap into those two crucial factors, mobility and flexibility. At Samsung, are fully committed to helping your business customers, and their employees become more mobile and more flexible with uniquely innovative options.
Device consolidation for the hybrid workplace
Workers are consumers first, so what begins to take hold in their personal lives often becomes a staple in the business world; their work and personal lives intertwine. Everything that makes a foldable appealing to a consumer, the versatility, the functionality, the continuity, also makes it dynamic for a business user.
In the hybrid workplace, toggling between disparate devices interrupts flow and hampers productivity. It’s difficult for anyone to focus when they’re frequently logging in and out, downloading documents and breaking stride to switch devices. If your customers could consolidate their three most used platforms, smartphone, tablet and PC into one device, they would instantly improve their efficiency.
Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold3 is that device. Folded shut, it’s a smartphone. Opened in Flex Mode or flat, it expands into a tablet. And connected to a monitor or display using Samsung DeX, it becomes a PC. DeX lets your customers turn their mobile device into a desktop computer by connecting wirelessly to a monitor. It’s their office, folded in their pocket.
Go mobile-only with Samsung DeX
The Z Fold3 is also Samsung’s first foldable device compatible with the S Pen, allowing your customers to navigate with precision while doing daily tasks. The Z Fold3 stands up for hands-free video conferencing, and thanks to the Multi-Active Window feature, they can work in up to three apps simultaneously, letting them build a PowerPoint while taking notes on a video call. The 7.6″ workspace gives them more than enough landscape to get their job done where they want, how they want.
Device consolidation with mobile-powered desktop computing like DeX is music to your customers IT team’s ears. Fewer devices to secure and manage means fewer access points for cyber threats. Samsung’s foldables also have the defence-grade Knox security platform built-in to keep their business just that, their business.
Whether they’re a small business owner, a startup entrepreneur or a power worker who’s always on the go, the Galaxy Z Fold3 combines power and speed in the palm of their hand to change the way they get work done.
Early technology adoption drives employee experience.
Organisations that adopt new technology early on set the pace for their entire industry. They develop innovative business models, cultivate a winning company culture and attract and retain top talent.
Foldables have the hybrid employee experience written all over them. The devices are getting lighter and more powerful simultaneously, and developers are increasingly designing their apps to fit the foldable user interface. Microsoft, for example, has optimised its Office Suite including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook, specifically for the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 and Z Flip3.
Foldables bring the flash and flair of the newest consumer smartphone technology into the workplace, where they can then streamline workflows, keep teams connected and continue to push the boundaries of what’s possible on a mobile device. The result is a workspace in which your customers are equipped and empowered to be their happiest, healthiest and most productive selves.
The tools they need are in the palm of their hand. Let’s unfold the possibilities together.