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Making Mobility Software Cool

May 23, 2017 by Matt Louden

CRN

Today’s enterprise mobility strategy must include a wide variety of technologies and capabilities. Keeping track of industry leaders and who’s capable of satisfying your program’s needs is more challenging than ever. That’s why CRN assembles its 30 Coolest Mobile Software and Service Vendors list every year. Recently, the 2017 version was published—and we were excited to see MOBI featured alongside other mobility giants like Cisco, Google, HP, and Microsoft. More than anything else, CRN was impressed by our software platform’s array of unique tools and features. As companies continue to converge mobility with traditional Information Technology (IT) management, they’re discovering tremendous value in single-platform solutions like ours. Our automated systems and self-service solutions were also credited for drastically reducing customer downtime and streamlining end-user workflows. By offering multiple alternatives to standard service desk calls, employees can resolve their mobility issues…

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Modified Mobile Habits

May 22, 2017 by Matt Louden

data plans

In the United States, mobile device users’ habits are changing like never before. Today’s average smartphone owner only upgrades their device every 2.7 years. Q1 2017 saw another new hardware trend: a decline in connected tablets sales and connected car sales. However, these two still made up more than half of all new device purchases in that span. For the first time in 17 years, quarterly revenue from carrier data plans declined compared to the year before. The proliferation of unlimited data plans is probably the culprit to blame. In fact, it’s been seven years since all four major carriers offered unlimited data pricing for their users. Despite changing user habits, the wireless market is still expected to grow 18% this year due largely to the introduction of new digital services and companies. Do you need help managing the constant…

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Domo Arigato Mr. Roboto

May 18, 2017 by Matt Louden

intelligent technology

If you follow tech news at all, you’ve probably seen or heard something about job-stealing robots. While we could all use a little more time away from work, don’t expect EmployeeBot 3000 to be sitting behind your desk anytime soon. Companies aren’t using Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning to get rid of workers—they’re using it to make work easier for them. We’re still a long way away from robot workers becoming the norm. Even early automation adopters understand the value of human interaction and are using this technology to refocus their workforce, not replace it. Helping your employees understand and use AI and machine learning comes with substantial benefits: Minimized Employee Burnout Organizations can use intelligent technology tools to automate mundane tasks and take them off employees’ plates entirely, increasing job satisfaction and quality of work.[tweet] In enterprise mobility…

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Data Dependent

May 15, 2017 by Matt Louden

data usage

Whether you use your mobile device for work or Snapchat, one thing’s certain: we all need more data. The Ericsson Mobility Report agrees. Every month, the average smartphone consumes just under two gigabytes (GB) of data. As businesses begin to uncover its true value, expect data consumption to increase year-over-year by 35% until 2022. That adds up to an average of 11GB per month! More data usage also means more mobile traffic. Across the world, smartphones average more than two GB of monthly data traffic. Expect that figure to rise to almost 15GB by 2022; some users’ future traffic could be 10 times heavier than it is today. Is your mobility program struggling with rising data usage, costs, and/or challenges? We can help! Talk to one of our experts and schedule a guided tour of our brand-new interface to see how…

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Virtualization Across the Nation

May 9, 2017 by Matt Louden

virtualization

Modern mobility programs are constantly challenged by end-user demands for the latest devices and technology. Unfortunately, that usually means running multiple Operating Systems (OSs) and applications simultaneously. While this has traditionally created gaps in program security, today’s enterprise mobility efforts have a safer solution: virtualization. For the first time, government-approved virtualization resides on a smartphone. The National Security Agency (NSA) just added a modified version of the HTC A9 to its Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSFC) list and is actively suggesting that all other businesses should take advantage of this technology too. So, what exactly is virtualization? Virtualization Explained Businesses that use this technology can create and test these virtual reproductions to boost their mobility program’s agility, efficiency, and flexibility in a way that minimizes IT risks.[tweet this] Essentially, virtualization is a process that creates software-based copies of mobile applications,…

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