In today’s fast-paced business world, every little competitive edge and money-saving or time-saving activity can be crucial to your bottom line. Some of the things your business cannot afford to tolerate are wasted time, inefficient use of resources, betrayal of trade secrets, stealing of leads and customers by competitors, misuse of assets.
One of the things that small and mid-sized companies need to look out for and protect against is the leaking of company / trade secrets or any other potential profit-making activities or money savers such as sales leads, customer data, production techniques and other proprietary assets such as in-house software, marketing campaign information or newly developed technologies or inventions.
In many cases such information can be given away to competitors – for a price – and this is most often done by unscrupulous employees who see the opportunity to make a quick buck – or sometimes, a longer term investment by divulging your company’s business to a third party or competitor. Sometimes these employees may even be strategically placed by competitors as plants in order to learn exactly what your company is doing, who it is selling to and what you have planned for the future. Such leaks can devastate a company’s competitive edge especially in markets where margins are small and first-to-market wins.
One of the ways that small and medium sized businesses have been overcoming this potential leaking of information has been by to install monitoring equipment in business cell phones. This has to be done within the law and the requisite disclaimers must be signed by employees who will be using such phones, but the upside of using such tracking technology is that the employees are much less likely to be communicating surreptitiously with competitors if they know there is a likelihood of being caught. The deterrent is also there to instil in them that you take security and breaches seriously enough that this may not be the only means of covert surveillance that you are employing.
The use of cell phone monitoring software in business is not just about the potential interception of information leaks. It can also act as a deterrent against excessive personal calls, time-wasting, can act as a monitor of communications costs and help to provide efficiency data on your telecommunications budgets. As well as these benefits, GPS tracking in such devices is now so well integrated that you can keep an eye on where your sales force, couriers, drivers and other employees are at all times, thus ensuring efficient routes are planned and preventing out-of-office time wasting and moonlighting with company vehicles.
All in all, for the small price of investment (around $50 per install) the benefits to your company can be staggering if such technology is implemented. Waste and inefficiency costs can be drastically reduced and you can sleep soundly knowing that conversations and text messages are not veering into unwelcome territory.
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