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Mobility on the Mind?

May 8, 2017 by Matt Louden

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The enterprise mobility market is maturing—that means mobility program concerns are evolving and growing more advanced too. But how? Today’s mobile-minded executives are hyper-focused on finding ways to improve employee productivity. In a recent Apperian/CITO Research report, 43% state this is their program’s number one goal. Additionally, 22% are leveraging mobility to uncover new revenue and service delivery opportunities (up from just five percent in 2016). This report also looked at mobility leaders’ concerns and found that corporate data on personal or non-managed mobile devices keeps executives awake at night more than anything else. In fact, 57% list data security as a concern, followed closely by addressing Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) at 45%. The number one challenge for these professionals has consistently been the complexity of the mobile landscape—55% struggle with mobile operating systems and management methods. Want to…

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TechPoint’s Top Tech Company

May 2, 2017 by Matt Louden

The last seven years have been an incredible ride—since 2009, MOBI has evolved from a fast-paced startup to a Garter-recognized enterprise mobility solutions provider that helps manage some of the largest device ecosystems on the planet. And we just took another step forward. For the last 18 years, TechPoint has hosted its annual Mira Awards gala to recognize Indiana’s most innovative technologies, tech companies, entrepreneurs, and educators. At this year’s event, nearly 1,000 business leaders witnessed MOBI win TechPoint’s top Mira Award for Tech Company of the Year. 115 new employees, 34 new customers, and service expansion to 30 new countries.[tweet this] Judges were impressed with MOBI’s growth in the last year: 115 new employees, 34 new customers, and service expansion to 30 new countries. “MOBI has quickly become a global leader in the managed mobility industry, and we attest…

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Life’s a Breach

May 1, 2017 by Matt Louden

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Every year, Verizon’s Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) is considered one of the most comprehensive mobile security industry reports. The 10th annual report was just released—what were the results, and what do they mean? In total, Verizon reviewed 1,935 breaches originating from 84 countries in this year’s report. They also looked at more than 42,000 incidents where attackers compromised enterprise systems but data loss and/or theft wasn’t confirmed. The results were… disappointing. According to Verizon, 88% of attacks were accomplished by using known methods (meaning a little attention and a few simple security measures probably could have stopped hackers in their tracks). For example, 81% involved reused, stolen, or weak passwords. Small businesses and manufacturers were more frequent targets than ever before. The DBIR indicates 61% of data breaches targeted companies with fewer than 1,000 employees, and that more than…

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Change: Mobile Security’s Only Constant

April 28, 2017 by Mitch Berry

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Managing program security is one of the toughest jobs in enterprise mobility; nobody needs constantly changing acronyms that make things harder to understand. In recent years, mobile security has evolved from Mobile Device Management (MDM) to Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM), and soon Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) will be the industry standard. MDM When employees started bringing their smartphones to work, enterprises needed a way to remotely configure and control security settings without negatively impacting workforce productivity. It wasn’t long before MDM became a hot commodity. For the first time, companies could secure mobile device access to sensitive internal networks and resources. Despite its initial success, organizations quickly discovered that MDM had inherent limitations. For example, if a program administrator needed to delete application data off an employee device, they had to eliminate all that application’s information – even the user’s…

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Worth the Investment

April 26, 2017 by Matt Louden

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More and more organizations are finding value in enterprise mobility. Today, 89% of Information Technology (IT) decision-makers say their organization has a formal mobility strategy in place and up to 15% of IT spend goes toward mobility. If the anticipated Return on Investment (ROI) occurs, that spend could rise to 40% or more by 2021. Most technologies take three years or more before they pay for themselves; according to 62% of executives, mobility projects pay for themselves in 12 months or less. That’s why nearly two-thirds of executives will spend at least five million dollars on mobile initiatives over the next year, with activity expected to triple by 2018. By the end of this year, 69% of companies are expected to increase their mobility investments; 30% of these companies will boost spending by more than 10% to capture improved employee…

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