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Time to Grow Up?

March 13, 2017 by Matt Louden

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Almost every enterprise uses mobile devices today. However, more than 80% are still stuck in the initial stages of mobile maturity. Despite numerous features and functionalities, 38% of companies leverage mobility solely for remote email and calendar access. Another 43% are only slightly more mature because they collect basic program data and have implemented additional device security. The most mature efforts out there are “additive;” about 19% of programs feature application integration capabilities, location-based device data, and multi-factor device authentication. Nine percent also utilize interactive software tools that facilitate third-party collaboration and external data analysis. No mobility program is fully mature, but a Mobility Management Platform (MMP) accelerates organizational progress and makes businesses 29% more profitable and 15% more productive. What else can industry-leading management software do for you? Talk to one of our experts and schedule a customized demo…

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Five Findings from Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017

March 10, 2017 by Chris Koeneman


I just got back from Barcelona, where a few colleagues and I attended MWC. While there, the topic that dominated conversation was how elemental enterprise mobility has become. What started as an obscure technology is now a revolutionary force responsible for driving innovation. Many MOBIans have witnessed this transformation firsthand; it’s been exciting for us to watch. However, enterprise mobility’s evolution has come with unexpected side effects that have impacted various industries. Here are five changes we discussed at MWC: Manufacturing The management of mobile devices is moving beyond multipurpose technology in the manufacturing sector. Smartphones and other devices that are assigned to an individual increasingly must coexist with things like ruggedized devices that are purpose-built and generally assigned to a department or cost center instead. Despite this fundamental difference, both device types share common needs: asset tracking and lifecycle…

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A Different Kind of Charity Stripe

March 7, 2017 by Matt Louden


College basketball isn’t the only one with a bracket! Since 2012, in fact, Indianapolis-based Brackets for Good has hosted its own March Madness-style tournament to promote charitable giving and community awareness. Today, Brackets for Good hosts competitions in 12 different cities all over the United States including Indianapolis, where MOBI has been the divisional sponsor for six straight years and this year is powering the live bracket. In total, the group has raised nearly $3 million for a variety of local nonprofit groups and causes. So far, more than $200,000 has been raised in the first round of 2017’s Indianapolis matchups. Not too shabby considering $446,514 was the six-round total last year. It’s easy to pick a favorite charity and donate from the event website. Or you can be part of the 21% that prefer to donate via mobile device…

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Now Serving Number One Million and One

March 2, 2017 by Matt Louden


Our Mobility Management Platform (MMP) completed its first activity, a “suspend service” order, on October 23, 2009. That’s 2,686 days ago! Since then, we’ve taken care of more than one million customer activities. If you’re managing mobility without an effective software solution, your program probably can’t drive innovation and organizational progress like it should. A complicated spreadsheet or small team of around-the-clock employees simply can’t provide the benefits automated software brings: Reduced Errors MMPs ensure data accuracy and process integrity by validating input data and performing routine tasks consistently. Additionally, notifications and approvals can be customized based on user, location, or workflow for even more extensive error prevention when data isn’t formatted correctly or doesn’t match from one field to the next. Improved Communication While notifications help minimize mistakes, their main purpose is providing instant feedback any time a process…

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From the Mouths of Millennials: Six Key Trends We Bring to Enterprise Mobility

February 28, 2017 by Matt Louden


Note: This blog is the second in a monthly co-authored series written by Charlotte O’Donnelly, Research Associate at Blue Hill Research, and Matt Louden, Brand Journalist at MOBI. MOBI is a mobility management platform that enables enterprises to centralize, comprehend, and control their entire device ecosystems. More than one-in-three American workers today are Millennials.[tweet this] There’s a new force changing the business landscape: Millennials. More than one-in-three American workers today are Millennials and, in 2015, they surpassed Generation X to become the largest proportion of the American workforce. As we can both attest, Millennials are digital natives – technologies like computers and mobile phones have acted as our new-age pacifiers. To some extent, we take technology for granted. We often demand it at work. This demographic is vastly different from previous generations, and enterprises need to not only understand these differences, but also provide us with…

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