The (Real) Total Cost of Ownership of Mobile Devices

Total Cost PDF DownloadAs enterprise mobility continues to grow and evolve, organizations are finding the value in outsourcing their mobility programs. Before deciding whether or not to move forward with the process, however, they must first evaluate the total cost of ownership (TCO) of the mobile devices in their corporate wireless structure. Believe it or not, simply calculating your annual carrier bill expenses doesn’t even begin to scratch the surface of TCO.

In order to gain a clear picture of the real TCO of your wireless program, you must calculate all of the following costs:

  • Voice & Data
  • Labor Costs
  • MDM
  • Device Hardware & Software
  • General IT Administration & Training

Recently, we created a document that delves further into each of these categories, explaining what they entail, as well as how an MMS provider can help to potentially reduce these costs. Industry experts weighed in on the subject, including what organizations are doing to drive up their TCO, how to reduce it, and where they see TCO headed in the future.

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MOBI Wins Award At AirWatch Connect

Recently, MOBI sponsored and attended AirWatch Connect Atlanta, the leading event for enterprise mobility. At the event, we showcased MOBIwatch, our AirWatch Portal integration which allows admins and MOBI Account Specialists to view AirWatch details such as device swipe, device lock, and GPS tracking, along with standard MOBI Portal features, all in a single location.

During the show, MOBI was recognized with the North America winner of the Outstanding Partner Achievement Award.  This award in particular is given to an AirWatch partner “that has experienced tremendous success in delivering AirWatch’s mobile device, application, and content management solutions to its customer base.” Winners were selected based on a number of factors, including: innovation, creativity, ROI achieved, and dedication to mobility.

Example Savings Trend Infographic – 900 to 2,000 Lines

Recently, we featured a similar infographic showcasing the cost savings for companies with 900 lines or less. Now, we bring you the same information for three of our “medium-sized” customers with 900 to 2,000 lines.

Interested in learning how much your organization could save? Schedule a demo.

MOBIwatch at AirWatch Connect 2014

You may have read about our AirWatch Integration, or MOBIwatch as we like to call it. MOBIwatch allows administrators and MOBI Account Specialists to view MOBI Portal information with AirWatch details such as: make device information changes, clear device passcode, lock the device, enterprise device wipe, and more.

We are a sponsor of AirWatch Connect Atlanta 2014 this year to showcase MOBIwatch. AirWatch Connect is a conference for AirWatch users to gain enterprise mobility insights, learn more about managing their mobile environments, and more. Be sure to stop by booth 206 for a chance to win an AppleTV, a MOBIwatch swag item, and a personalized demo of MOBIwatch!

To learn more about MOBIwatch, sign up for a personalized demo at AirWatch Connect.

Example Savings Trends Infographic – 900 lines or less

One of the most common objections to buying Managed Mobility Services (MMS) is that companies think they’ll achieve savings the first month and then the return on investment goes away. We at MOBI know that continual optimization of wireless expenses is both required to keep costs down and overtime additional savings are found. This is all on top of the soft cost savings and efficiencies gained from other aspects of MMS. We figured the best way to prove this was to look at three real examples of wireless programs and their hard costs per user per month over time.

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which will include a discussion on potential savings your specific organization can expect.

MOBI Announces Partnership with IBM

Like many software-as-a-service (SaaS) companies, MOBI initially started driving its go-to-market strategy via direct sales from 2009 to 2012. This sales process is natural, as the internal team knew the solution and how to effectively sell it better than anyone. Early on, MOBI was successful in landing many blue-chip clients as a boutique mobility software and services company. In many cases, MOBI competed for this business and won against incumbent TEM providers migrating into mobility (this is prior to the MMS industry effectively being named). Quite simply, mobility was the technology trend for corporate IT, and MOBI’s laser-focus on mobility delivered the software and services to solve these new IT complexities. Continue reading

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