Agility is the key for Australian organisations

SOTI Inc. Australia

Thursday, 28 October, 2021

Agility is the key for Australian organisations

As normal business processes have been significantly disrupted throughout the pandemic, 72% of Australian organisations do not believe they can have contingency plans for every future scenario, but rather, they need to be agile and able to adapt quickly, a new research report from SOTI has found.

While many businesses have been forced to adjust to changing operating environments over the past 18 months, 77% of Australian organisations say that there is more their company can do to improve the ability to be agile and adapt to new scenarios.

Given the sharp rise in remote working across Australia, employers are more reliant than ever on technologies that support mobile work. In fact, 70% of Australian organisations say that a large portion (20 to 40%) of their day-to-day operations (in addition to email on mobile phones) is dependent on mobile technology.

Worryingly though, half of those surveyed said their organisation is not using mobile technology well enough to adjust to the challenges of the post-pandemic marketplace. As a result, and to help meet the needs of an increasingly mobile workforce, 73% of Australian organisations are considering increasing their expenditure on new mobile devices, systems and/or security in the next year.

However, simply investing in more mobile devices does not itself create an agile, remote-ready workforce. A further 66% of Australian organisations said that while their organisation’s portfolio of mobile devices has grown, the increased number of devices has made it harder to manage operations.

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