The Who, What, When, and Why of Wearables

Wearables - We all remember the calculator watch that was born in the 80s. This device was the precedent of modern (and awesome) devices that we know and recognize today- wearable devices such as wireless earpieces, glasses, personal fitness devices, and smartwatches.

Who?

Bringing wearables into the enterprise begs the question, “Who needs this device to contribute more efficiently to the organization?” The more mobile your company’s culture, the more impactful wearable devices will be on business. As laptops, phones, and tablets were born to promote mobility and convenience, now wearables are here to take that idea one step further by enabling employees to work from wherever their wrist is (…which is hopefully close.)

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Inside Scoop: MOBI Device Deployment

At MOBI, we work on a multitude of services and products for our customers. The amount of effort we put into making each end-user, administrator, and CIO happy creating a successful mobility environment is bar none.  Some of our customers utilize our Deployment Services – where we work onsite to assist in upgrading end-users’ devices.

Recently, we went to a customer site to help deploy thousands of devices at their 24 hour fabrication facility. We pre-kitted the devices which included updating the device software, charging the device, installing customer specific software, as well as downloading their desired MDM. Our Logistics Facility worked hard to kit, asset tag, and test the devices before they were shipped to the customer site where we would help the end-users finish the set-up process. Continue reading

The Upgraded MOBI Report Builder

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The MOBI User Experience (UX) designers and developers have been busy working on large improvements to the report builder, a key tool within the MOBI Portal.

For example, if you need a list of every 64GB Black Apple iPhone 6 in a specific cost center that was active as of 2 months ago, you can quickly build exactly that report. To make things even easier, you can save any set of filters for use later. This ensures that you’re comparing exactly the same data set every month.

This portal feature has seen gradual additions and small tweaks over the past couple of years. As these valuable additions built up over time, it became clear that the report builder was becoming dense with so many options displayed at one time.

Our most recent update seeks to simplify the report builder.

  • Key sections (owner, carrier, etc) are placed within collapsed headings, allowing for a concise view of 5 to 10 sections, instead of nearly 50 potential filters.
  • Another update is a slide into view “drawer” that replaces the pop-up display of the report builder. This allows for a more integrated view and easier help documentation support through WalkMe.
  • Additionally, a new search bar has been added, allowing you to type in a term and immediately view only the report builder sections related to that term.

We hope you find these improvements easy to use, faster, and more convenient.

For a more detailed look at what the report builder and MOBI Portal overall can offer, sign up to download the MOBI Portal Guide or sign up for a personalized demonstration.

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Nurture Professional Growth, Boost Employee Morale

You found the perfect fit. It’s a mutual match-made in heaven. They’re hired, they’re here. How do you make sure a company’s most valuable asset, their people, keep coming back?

Finding good talent is hard, especially talent that fits into your company’s culture.  Once a match has been made, how can you ensure they stay, grow, and flourish? There are several measures you can take as an employer to keep your team engaged and happy. One of the biggest is to invest in their professional growth.

We can talk the talk and walk the walk. We can talk about having a collaborative environment and making sure your team has a voice.  We can walk through the importance of incorporating fun into the workplace.   But for today, let’s focus on empowering your employees to improve their knowledge and skills.  Empowerment and personal growth are the most important components of your Talent Management Strategy. Continue reading

HR Feeds: Keeping Mobile Programs Healthy and One Step Ahead

In an ever changing mobile environment, we are challenged with data integrity and ensuring our databases are current, robust, and healthy. Employees’ records change all of the time- we join a company, change personal information, change roles, and resign on a regular basis. What does this mean as it relates to our wireless device(s)?

Healthy and active HR feeds can simplify and streamline the process to update mobile information and easily associate a new employee to a wireless device, update related employee information, or take a recently unassigned line and reassign it- using an HR feed that is updated on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. Integrating an active HR feed into mobility management software also automates the approval process providing a simple solution to a potentially confusing process.

In this study, we take two companies and compare mobility environments with and without an HR feed. Through a customized automated approval process, this tool saves time and money.

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You Spoke. We listened.

A few weeks ago, we asked you what type of articles you wanted to see from the MOBI Power Line. The feedback was incredibly valuable. Here is some of what we heard:

The top 2 categories of content you want to see more of are:

  • Best Practices
  • Case Studies

Most of you are satisfied with the frequency articles are sent to your inboxes.

You’d like to see more videos.

Thank you participating in the survey. We’re looking forward to incorporating your feedback to make the MOBI Power Line better.

Lastly, congratulations to, Joe L. and Pat G., the lucky winners of the Bluetooth Speakers.

Advice to Plan Your Mobile Strategy

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In Gartner’s Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2014, mobility specifically took two slots. The question for creating a mobile strategy in the enterprise is not if anymore, it is how. This Thought Leadership Series white paper from Mobile Enterprise, delves into the process of creating the flexible strategy necessary to make a Mobile First enterprise.

  • Should a company own all the devices and lock them down or establish a BYOD environment?
  • What devices and Operating Systems will be supported?
  • Who will be using the devices or apps, and what do they need access to in order to work successfully?
  • How will support calls be managed?
  • What policies should be created?
  • What technology can the company implement to meet its goals?

To learn more about becoming a Mobile First enterprise, sign up to get your free download of the white paper!