As tablets enter a new phase of enterprise growth, challenges remain

Tablet adoption in enterprise mobility environments is growing at a staggering pace. By the end of 2013, a total of 285 million tablets were in use, according to estimates by the CTIA. As this number continues to grow through 2017, the tablet operating system market share landscape is predicted to shift dramatically, giving way to a rise in popularity of Windows devices.

According to research conducted by IDC, as more big businesses adopt tablets in the workplace, the Windows tablet market share will grow from 3.2% in 2013, to 5.7% in 2014, to an impressive 10.2% by 2017. This same notion was echoed in our recent Customer Advisory Board meeting by several of our customers, who believe the growing need for tablets in manufacturing and warehouse settings, which requires multiple password-protected accounts on a single device, will contribute to the change in tablet purchase trends in enterprise settings.

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What is Wireless Expense Management (WEM)?

TEMIA, the Telecom Expense Management Industry Association, engaged their members to put the following article together. The article represents a journalistically neutral look at wireless expense management from the perspective of numerous competing organizations in the enterprise mobility space.

Wireless Expense Management (WEM) programs are a special category of Telecom Expense Management (TEM) programs with a focus on wireless services and mobile devices. The goals for WEM programs are similar to TEM programs. They seek to proactively reduce expenses, establish new operational efficiencies, increase visibility and provide better control for mobile voice and data services. Continue reading

Insights To Differentiate MMS from TEM

TEM and MMS ReportThe systems and processes to manage wireline are completely different than those used to manage wireless. We’ve assembled a comparison report to help you understand the difference between Telecom Expense Management (TEM) and Managed Mobility Services (MMS).

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The Recipe for Accountability

Accountability. What an ugly word, right? Not exactly. Accountability, when implemented correctly, is a morale booster. Done wrong, it will wreck your culture.

Let’s take a closer look. To start, we’ll compare two imaginary employees. Employee A, Sam, is a natural hard worker. Sam likes to work hard and be recognized for his efforts. Sam is an employee you don’t struggle to motivate.

He is early to work and demonstrates a positive attitude. We all would love to have 100 Sam’s. Then there’s Joe. Joe is sometimes tardy and a little less than speedy. Joe isn’t a terrible worker, but he lingers at the water cooler and airs his frustrations to the group often. Despite the occasional error in judgement, he generally gets done what is required of him. He doesn’t stay late and takes full advantage of all the perks of the office. Joe is generally ranked as “fair”. Continue reading

MOBI Named Finalist for Mira Mobile Tech Award

TCPT_Mira 2014 Badges-Nominee (2)TechPoint, Indiana’s technology growth initiative, recently named MOBI as one of the nominees for the 15th annual Mira Awards in the Mobile Tech category. MOBI was selected as one of 12 finalists for the Mobile Tech Award following an evaluation from 40 independent subject matter experts. On March 21, MOBI Solutions Architect Ian Runyon and VP of IT Eric Sendelbach presented in front of an independent judging panel, which would later deliberate and decide on an overall winner. Continue reading

Life Inside a Top Workplace

I could name any number of reasons why MOBI should be the #1 Place to Work in Indiana, but I want to focus on the company’s giving. You see, it’s easy for a company to write checks to charities now and then, but at MOBI, we are actively engaged in improving our communities. By “actively,” I mean we involve ourselves as individuals in a hands-on way. We value making a difference, and hey, who doesn’t enjoy seeing the fruits of their labor? When I was hired in May 2013, right away I felt at home amongst people who aren’t afraid MOBI MapleLawn Farmsteadto get their hands dirty. I see proof of that same grit and determination every day at work as people in every department stay close to our customers by anticipating their needs. For example, in IT, agile MOBI developers were quick to begin coding to integrate MDM (mobile device management) services into our application for customer businesses that needed that level of security in their wireless fleet. Was it foreign? Yes. Was it a little scary at first? Yes. But we got the job done. Continue reading

MOBI + EMM: Industry First

MobileIron Tech alliance partner logoLast week, MOBI and MobileIron announced a Tech Alliance Partnership. MOBI’s Software as a Service (SaaS) platform now offers integration with MobileIron’s MDM/EMM technology, allowing employees and administrators to perform on-device level management in addition to device lifecycle management. We are excited to be the first Managed Mobility Services software provider to integrate with an MDM. With this new device-level visibility and control, MOBI can provide even more robust device management capabilities to its customers. Continue reading