Mobile ECM solutions: why it’s good that DVB-T 1 has to go

The frequency auction for the frequencies by Digital Terrestrischen Fernsehen currently used in the first generation has begun – and already today it is being speculated how high the “digital dividend” will be, which it flushes into the State’s coffers. Nevertheless, one thing is certain: the providers of enterprise solutions should be happy about it – even if one or two of us has to get a new television.

Broadband indispensable

When companies invest in ECM solutions today, two things play an increasingly important role: on the one hand, there is the mobile access to stored documents and processes. On the other hand, there is the trouble-free connection of employees in the Home Office. In particular, companies with a large number of sales representatives in sales and customer service neither want to – nor can – do without.

Both require more than just a stable IT platform and thoughtfully designed tools. What use is the best server and the best applications when the site or the home happens to lie in one of the areas in Germany where the network expansion is taking place sluggishly or is not profitable to accomplish?

Fast network – high productivity

Then it quickly becomes clear: for a long time the stumbling block is no longer the willingness of employees to work on the move and at home in the employer’s ECM. The power of mobile ECM solutions leaves nothing more to be desired. Companies, however, are often sceptical about whether download and upload speeds are sufficient enough in the domestic work place or on the road.

Let’s make no mistake about it: the best IT tool for mobile access has acceptance problems when uploading a scanned order or other document takes hours. At the very least there is the danger that the tool does not fulfill the efficiency gains anticipated from its introduction.

Mobile communication closes gaps

4G mobile communication networks help plug provision gaps in Germany’s broadband network. According to the Federal Network Agency, the winner of the auction must undertake to ensure comprehensive broadband coverage for 97 percent of households in each state for three years, and 98 percent of households nationwide – with transmission rates of at least 50 Mbit/s. If the successful bidders can maintain this level of service, it is a good signal for the mobile use of Enterprise Content. And it is something that can be valuable for a DVBT-2 module.