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Seven BYOD Lessons Learned at CITE 2013

June 6, 2013 by Rachael Noble

At the end of day one of the CITE (Consumerization of IT in the Enterprise) show in San Francisco, I dined at The Thirsty Bear with one of my favorite industry experts.  To make a point, he took my cellphone and after four attempts was able to unlock it.  Could it be my password was way too simple or was this guy so in-tune with personalities and their potential passwords preferences that he was able to read me like a book and figure it out?  This Mobility Engineer was in fact THAT in-tune with cellphone users (but yeah, I have to admit, my password was too simple). This led me to learn a few lessons: Lesson 1: Make my password less predictable. Done. May I suggest for the sake of security that we all take a moment to assess our passwords?…

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Avoiding the BYOD Rabbit Holes: AOTMP 2013 Recap

February 14, 2013 by Rachael Noble

I just returned to MOBI HQ after another year at the AOTMP Conference in Orlando, FL. During the AOTMP 2013 Conference best practices in the mobile and wireline telecom industry were shared with telecom managers from some of the nation’s most notable companies. Tim Colwell, Senior VP of Global Business Analytics at AOTMP, hit Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) head-on when he outlined some of the “rabbit holes” associated with migrating to this type of program. In summary, the following questions and thoughts should be considered when thinking of implementing a BYOD program: 11 Mobile BYOD Considerations from AOTMP 2013 1. Is migrating to BYOD truly going to be cheaper than what we are doing today? 2. Do I have consensus from every moving part within my organization to push toward BYOD? 3. Are the accounting, security, legal, and IT help desk departments…

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Inspiring Greatness in Your Mobility Team

October 18, 2012 by Rachael Noble

“Eye of the Tiger.” This song pumps me up almost as much as it does Rocky Balboa. It’s first notes bring visions of uppercut punches and running up the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. I recently attended MobileCON, where I heard tons of enterprises debating Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), Mobile Device Management (MDM), and Managed Mobility Services (MMS). For more than four years, I’ve heard all about the need for change in mobile solutions. Committees are established to come up with ideas. Then committees inside committees are formed to discuss problems, but usually a decision is never made. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for committees, but groups rarely come to a consensus or, as is more often the case, there is too much fear of making the wrong decision (and understandably so). Sometimes no decision ends up as the safe choice. Mobility is growing – RAPIDLY – resulting…

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CCMI: Negotiate Enterprise Communication Deals Conference

September 20, 2012 by Rachael Noble

I’ve been with MOBI for over three years now. It’s been exciting to watch us quadruple in size while still maintaining our fun and creative culture as we craft enterprise mobility solutions. I work with a relentlessly hardworking team that remains utterly committed to our customers. Great job, team!

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Overruled by Upper Management: A Telecom Administrator’s Struggle For Support

August 15, 2012 by Rachael Noble

Telecom program managers have to work all the time. They’re on the clock even while vacationing because often they’re the only employee who follows through on telecom requests. So, when a user requests the new, unapproved iPhone or for their tablet to have enterprise network access even though it’s against policy, please keep these professionals in mind. Give them a hand; their good work deserves a little help every once in a while.

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