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3 Key Criteria When Considering Mobility Solutions For Your Business

Mobility is on the rise. It’s now easier than ever before to stay connected and work whenever, wherever.

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Mobility has improved the productivity and efficiency of organisations.

Here are three key points that you need to know to make mobility solutions work for your business.

1Security is a must

Frost & Sullivan recently reported that 98% of employees use smartphones for business, 93% use tablets and 75% use wearable tech. A large percentage of these are personal devices, which raises the question of security.

According to Paulo Ferreira, Director Enterprise Mobility, Samsung South Africa, several factors need to be considered by businesses to overcome the risk of corporate data on smartphones being prone to phishing, malware and spyware.

“If organisations endorse employees using their own devices, they need to ensure that they are able to manage and secure data on these devices,” he explains.

Related: 5 First Technology Buys For Your Brand New Business

“This is not a trivial exercise, and the enterprise mobility strategy needs to take into account the following pillars that will determine the final device approval model.”

Manufacturer

Not all OEMs manufacture smartphones that are enterprise-ready. Cheaper, low-end smartphones built with the cost-conscious consumer in mind are not enterprise-ready and don’t exhibit enterprise quality features.

Device Model

Only high-end devices will support fingerprint or other biometric authentication hardware. If this is a requirement to ensure strong security, low-end devices should be prohibited from accessing the corporate network.

Operating System

Later versions of Android have support for more enterprise-ready features, for example secure workspaces and data isolation through containerisation.

Enterprise Device Management Support

Devices should be certified for use with third party EMM (Enterprise Mobility Management) solutions. This enables IT to secure and provision data and apps on employees’ devices. Regulatory, hardware and software compliance through policies are a must.

2Improved productivity

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If implemented correctly, a mobility solution can result in a huge cost saving for organisations. “With the right foundations in place with regards to CL (corporate liable) and BYOD (bring your own device), organisations can benefit from the advantages of improved employee productivity.” says Ferreira. An initial investment is outweighted by the benefits of the right solutions, he adds.

According to Ferreira, there are a number of ways that organisations and employees benefit from mobility solutions. “For example, tablets offer portability, mobility, they’re light-weight, offer connectivity in the field, have superior battery life, and are competitively priced.

Employees who benefit from tablets include sales force automation (insurance, sales, financial services, etc.), construction (with the use of rugged devices), professionals conducting surveys, and real estate.

“When employees deploy tablets, productivity is enhanced through real-time access to information, corporate data, and the ability to automate the sales process. The efficiencies of an always-on connected individual empower them to shorten sales cycles, and improve customer experience.

Related: Fintech: Fusing Finance And Technology

3Wearable tech supports mobility

Wearable tech enhances productivity by empowering employees to be able to access their contacts, diaries, and even request an Uber from their smartwatch.

“There are numerous ways that wearable tech can be a huge benefit to businesses,” says Ferreira.

“In retail it can provide a visual 360 degree experience of a product to a prospective customer. In the automobile industry, a consumer can experience the look and feel of a car internally and externally without having to physically access the car.”

Property agents can offer virtual reality tours of new properties, and buyers and rentees can immerse themselves in new buildings before they’re built.

The Samsung difference

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How is Samsung supporting the move to mobility? “Our portfolio is differentiated through our offerings in the smartphone, tablet, 2-in-1, smartwatch and Virtual Reality categories,” says Ferreira.

“Our tablet and smartphone line-up is broad enough to offer technology across the spectrum from the consumer to the enterprise.”

Samsung focuses on security. “Samsung Knox is our security and device management solution, which enables organisations to manage these devices securely, and even encompasses newer categories like IoT. Knox is an umbrella portfolio of multiple solutions that assist with the security and management challenges of enterprise customers. The container solution of Knox Workspace allows organisations to elegantly manage BYOD devices by allowing for secure data separation of corporate and private data and apps on a single device.”

Contact: www.samsung.com/za/business for more information.

Since its founding in Suwon, Korea in 1969, Samsung Electronics has grown into a global information technology leader, managing more than 200 subsidiaries around the world. The company’s offerings include home appliances such as TVs, monitors, refrigerators, and washing machines as well as key mobile telecommunications products like smartphones and tablets. Samsung also continues to be a trusted provider of key electronic components like DRAM and non-memory semiconductors.

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Buy Or Invest In The Next Futuredev Properties Sandton Development

Looking to buy or invest in the next up and coming Sandton residential development? Futerdev Properties are currently developing Full-Title Free standing units, perfectly located just a few km’s away from the hustle and bustle of Sandton’s Central Business District.

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Nearly half of all the office development taking place in South Africa right now is happening in Sandton. Sandton Central is the epicentre of this development, which includes many of the most cutting-edge, exciting and innovative new buildings on the continent.

Sandton Central is well established as Africa’s financial and business capital and continues to grow with developments that embody its vibrant, high-energy ‘live, work, play’ environment. It also currently holds the title of Africa’s Riches Square Mile.

With more people looking to be part of this live, work, play environment and the number of foreigners travelling to Johannesburg for business and work, the demand for residential property around Sandton Central has grown exponentially.

Live, Work And Play: Your Home Away From Home

Futuredev Properties specialises in developing Full-Title Residential Homes in the Sandton Area – Morningside and Bryanston to be specific. The most recent surveys have listed Bryanston as one of the better performing suburbs in terms of Capital Growth.

Our properties offer family living and a home-away-from-home feeling for those working in and around Sandton on longer or shorter assignments.

FutureDev Properties was founded by Akbar Hassim. We have established ourselves not only as an independent, but also a Turnkey Developer – being able to buy Land, Finance the Real Estate Deals, Create, Control and Orchestrate the process of the Development from beginning to end.+

“Our approach to Property Development and Investment therein involves thorough financial and delivery risk analysis, thereafter followed by focused and efficient delivery.”

This approach is underpinned by many years of experience, and an impeccable entrepreneurial spirit.

Buy And Invest In The Latest Residential Developments

We have a number of Residential Developments currently underway, each at various stages. These Full-Title Free standing units, afford residents space and comfort within the security of cluster/ estate living. Perfectly located just a few km’s away from the hustle and bustle of Sandton’s Central Business District, and within close proximity to all major Malls & Shopping Centres, Schools, Hospitals, Gyms and places of worship.

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We afford buyers and investors an opportunity to buy or invest in Prim Residential Real Estate, that provide the perfect balance of Excellent Capital Growth and Steady Income Yields.

Our Offering For Investors & Buyers

  • Full-Title Free-Hold Residential Cluster Developments
  • Prime locations, close to all essential amenities
  • Perfect balance of high Capital Appreciation and Steady Income Yields
  • Investor buyers can purchase with Rental Guarantees

*Limited number of investor units available

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Smoothie Franchise Opportunity: Puré Frooty Is A One-Of-A-Kind Smoothie Franchise Business

Looking for the next greatest franchise opportunity? Puré Frooty Smoothie is a highly perfected Australian business model launching in the South African market that doesn’t require extensive shop fitting or a large workforce.

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Puré Frooty Smoothie is a unique business model to the South African market. A delicious, fruit filled smoothie will be created at the touch of a few buttons.

An Innovative Franchising Concept

This innovation in the healthy smoothie industry is ground breaking for South Africa. The machine is manufactured in Australia by a highly skilled team. It took six years to perfect this business model for the consumer market.

The vision of Puré Frooty Smoothie is to offer convenient on-the-go smoothies for anyone. The experience and quality will always be of the highest standard. We aim to be a staple convenience in malls, schools, office parks and hospitals. This is a platform that will allow for self-growth for passionate entrepreneurs.

Our mission is to create a unique customer experience. We want to satisfy the nutritional needs of customers by providing quality smoothies. Puré Frooty Smoothie will be packed with all the goodness a smoothie should offer.

Related: Why Your Franchise Should Adopt A Shared Value Business Model

The four values we pride ourselves in are:

  1. Convenience
  2. Consistency
  3. Quality
  4. Customer Satisfaction.

Why Consider This Franchising Opportunity

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Extensive research into the business model and market

Puré Frooty Smoothie was an idea, researched widely, by people looking to simplify the business process for the consumer and business owner. There was a gap in the market for simplified customer service and a demand for a quicker turnaround time.

Simplified process for setting up a business

For an entrepreneur it can be very overwhelming to start or buy a new or existing business. There are so many crucial decisions that need to be made from the beginning and new concepts to adapt to.

Puré Frooty Smoothie simplifies that drastically:

  • Free-standing machines: The business model revolves around a free-standing vending machine which needs to be visited to refill and maintenance.
  • No shop-fitting required: There is no need for shop fittings or a large work force. All that is required is an inside space for the machine with a power supply.
  • Minimal human resources needed: In terms of a work force, you could either do it yourself or have one person to assist you. There is also a part time involvement where refill station teams can refill and maintain the machine.
  • Cashless business: The business is completely cashless so there are no worries of a note jam, full cash canister or insufficient denomination rand values. More importantly the machines would do a higher turnover than an ordinary vending machine so safety of no cash is important.
  • Easy tracking of stock and performance: A cloud-based system is linked to the point of sale which allows you to monitor your performance and stock from the back-office platform at any given time.
  • Efficient handling of maintenance: With a live point of sale system, the business is linked to a software which monitors the operations of the machine. Should anything malfunction an immediate notification will be sent with a diagnostics report.
  • Human error is eliminated: Everything is done with a computer which leaves little to no room for errors. It is self-order and very user friendly.

Related: SA Fast Food Franchising On The Rise

Why Will Customers Love It

Puré Frooty Smoothie offers a vending machine that can produce a delicious smoothie in forty seconds. An informative touch screen ordering panel which displays all the nutritional information of the smoothie ordered and has the current news and weather.

No time wasted for the consumer. In fact, it’s a learning session disguised as a waiting period. The machine has two wash cycles after every smoothie is made to be freshly prepared for the next smoothie, business hygiene is important.

Consumers live in the fast lane. We are looking for something quick and most times we would like to be healthier. With the hustle and bustle of today’s life every little bit helps. Puré Frooty Smoothie fills that gap in the market.

Interested in Becoming A Franchisee?

Visit our Franchise Info Page for everything you need to know about how to become information a Puré Frooty Smoothie Franchisee owner.

You can also call or write to us:

Phone / 012-942 6360
Email / info@purefrooty.co.za 

Want to know more about this franchise? Watch the video below for more.

 

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Enter The Total Startupper Of The Year Challenge

Are you a young entrepreneur? Do you have a project you believe in? Is it innovative and does it address a social or community challenge in your country or for your fellow citizens? Register and apply now. You could be the Startupper of the Year!

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Startupper of the year challenge

After the success of the first Challenge in 34 African countries, this year’s has been extended to a total of 55 countries around the world.

3 winners from each country will receive financial support, extensive publicity and coaching. From among these 3 winners per country, we will select grand winners by region, who will be provided with exposure.

This year, a Top Female Entrepreneur category has been introduced. During the first Challenge, women accounted for almost 25% of the winners, even though they only made up 13% of the applicants.

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With this special award this year, we hope to give the women entrepreneurs an extra push to take part. It is also aligned with other Total initiatives for women.

The 2018/19 Challenge

We aim to support good ideas and projects that help address a widespread problem affecting communities in your country. It could be about providing educational opportunities, reducing child mortality, improving public health, developing access to electricity in rural areas, improving road safety on the roads or building houses with eco-friendly materials — in fact, anything that could make life better in your country.

Tell us how your project will help more and more people over time, at home or even abroad. Tell us how it empowers people, improves living conditions, and contributes to overall economic well-being.

Anyone can change the world — teenagers or graduates, men or women. As long as you believe in your project and want to make things better, take this opportunity to participate. You could be the next Startupper of the Year or the Top Female Entrepreneur!

Enter the Total Startupper Of The Year Challenge Here

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