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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…

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Can Rocky Balboa Inspire Greatness in Your Mobility Team?

October 18, 2012 by Rachael Noble

“Eye of the Tiger.” We know this as the song that pumps us up as we watch Rocky Balboa train to beat up his opponents. Just the mention of the song and it’s running through your head, inspiring uppercut punches and a sudden urge to run up the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. I recently attended the MobileCON conference, where I heard more enterprises going back and forth regarding Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), Mobile Device Management (MDM), and Managed Mobility Services (MMS). Over the past four years, I’ve seen the process of talking about the need for change in mobile solutions. Committees are established to come up with some ideas. Then committees of the committees are formed to discuss the problem, but many times a decision is never made. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for committees, but…

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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 and I’ve been excited to watch us quadruple in size, all while keeping our fun and creative culture as we strive to craft ideas and solutions for enterprise cellphones and tablets. 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

On behalf of telecom managers everywhere, I would like to send out a plea to support their wireless management efforts. Many times, these folks have to work while on vacation because they are the only member of the organization who knows how to make sure telecom requests are followed through. They tend to work longer hours than most, are extreme multitaskers, and are often empathetic to meeting telecom needs. Please keep them in mind when a user asks for the latest unapproved iPhone or for their tablet to gain access to the company network (even though it’s against company policy and you are tempted to override it). Give them a hand for the good work they do; the biggest help that can be sent their way is to support their efforts by keeping costs low.

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