Evaluating MMS partners can be a difficult choice. There are a number of components, all of which are important-inventory management, expense management, procurement, MACD support, logistics services, etc. Depending on which MMS providers you’re considering, that list can be quite extensive. Continue reading
Since the inception of MOBI, our solutions have been vetted against our competitors’ through the dreaded RFP. These come in all shapes, sizes, and forms. Some come from prospects that we have spent months, or even years, courting and educating. Others come out of the blue because an organization was trying to find “X” number of respondents to their RFP. They range in size from 10 to 75+ pages and ask a range of random questions.
We have always questioned the effectiveness of the RFP. Candidly, we have started to respond to less of them, with the eventual hope of not answering them altogether, and instead focused on working with our prospective customers to ensure they and we both understand what type of mobility management program works for their organization. Continue reading
Earlier this month, Gartner released its 2014 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management. Vendors are evaluated and scored in a number of different categories based on their ability to meet customer needs, as well as their likelihood of future success. The contenders are then placed in one of four quadrants:
- Niche Players
MOBI works closely with EMM providers to help companies fully capitalize on a robust mobility environment; we manage and/or integrate with a majority of the EMMs recognized in Gartner’s report. To learn more about how MOBI works with EMMs, visit the MOBIiron page.
The process of finding the right MMS vendor can be overwhelming for an organization. It is essential to confirm that your goals align with the core capabilities of the MMS provider; you must be able to communicate your organization’s specific challenges and ask detailed questions surrounding how they plan to help you overcome them. Mobility Solutions Manager Matt East has compiled a comprehensive list of over 60 potential questions to ask throughout the evaluation process. Continue reading
Field Technologies Online recently interviewed business leaders at the top Managed Mobility Services (MMS) companies to discover and share a journalistically neutral report on the value of Managed Mobility Services. MOBI President, Mitch Black, was among the experts interviewed. The article focuses on how “outsourcing mobile device support can reduce costs and allow you to concentrate on your business’ core competencies.”
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Employees hate to waste valuable time in unproductive discussions. Meeting overload can kill morale and workload for our teams. However, the time spent in meaningful discussions can push large-scale efforts forward if executed correctly. Here are just three important points to note when scheduling a meeting. Continue reading
As enterprise mobility environments continue to evolve, the popularity of security and device management solutions is on the rise. However, the rise in popularity doesn’t make the process any less confusing. As with anything in life, it’s important to understand the pros and cons of implementing different solutions before you take the plunge. The following is a comprehensive list, based on research as well as discussions with mobility experts, of the pros and cons of two types of “solutions”–Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync and MDM.
To read the full report, click here.