As a construction professional that is focused on the impact of technology, mobile devices are a big consideration—and there is a lot to consider from the type of device, to the type of apps, to securing data on devices.

Whether it is Android, iOS, Windows, or BlackBerry, construction companies need to ensure the operating system on mobile devices is updated in order to get the most value out of the device and ensure information is properly secured. Is your OS updated? Are you prepared for the next evolution of operating systems that are coming?

There are a number of big software players in the market that focus on helping educate about the importance of OTA (over-the-air) software updates on mobile devices.

Red Bend Software, www.redbend.com, is one such provider of MSM (mobile-software management) products and solutions. The company says ensuring mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets can be updated is critical to their success. What’s more, the company is now stepping out with educational efforts in a whitepaper entitled “OTA Updating Simplified: Using SaaS to Update Android Device Oss and Applications.”

In this whitepaper, the company purports that successful updates directly correlate with the daily performance of a device and a positive user experience. The company, which aims to help its customers stay competitive by continually making mobile devices and services better, published the whitepaper as a resource.

In the report, Red Bend discusses several approaches OEMs (original-equipment manufacturers) can take when creating an update strategy. The whitepaper also helps readers navigate the technology, expertise, and service infrastructure needed to support reliable updates. Interested in learning more? Download the whitepaper for more information.

As the construction industry continues to consider how mobile devices will impact the jobsite, understanding how operating systems are updated can be key. This could ultimately lead to more value and heightened security on the device.