Every year during the Holidays, we host a Holiday Party for our employees and their spouses, friends, and significant others. We enjoy gathering everyone and their loved ones to have fun, dance, and appreciate some Holiday spirits. We continue to grow each year and cherish this time to become closer.
As we enter the Holiday Season, we want to thank our employees and customers for working with MOBI. We truly value each relationship. We hope you enjoy this season with your friends, family, and loved ones.
Happy Holidays from everyone at MOBI!
A guide to understanding the components and implementation of an enterprise mobility management strategy.
MOBI and Joanie Wexler, an Independent Editor and Technology Analyst, combined efforts to author a white paper on Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) and all that it entails. EMM isn’t just another unimportant acronym in the mobility world’s alphabet soup, it encompasses all the components that need to be considered by enterprises when managing their mobility ecosystems.
In this whitepaper, we go in depth regarding the components of EMM – Managed Mobility Services (MMS), Mobile Device Management (MDM), Mobile Application Management (MAM), and Wireless Expense Management (WEM) – and how they work together in the lifecycle of enterprise mobility programs. We also explain how an MMS, like MOBI, fits into EMM.
To read and learn more on EMM and MMS, download our white paper.
Today, we are excited to announce the merger of the MOBI and Bluefish Wireless businesses into a single organization – MOBI Wireless Management.
The combined Bluefish/MOBI organization will be bigger, stronger, faster, and more efficient. The merger will mesh together two similar but dynamic cultures into a single family. We will integrate two world-class service organizations into one powerful team. Bluefish Wireless’s strengths and relationships paired with MOBI’s Gartner recognized Mobility Management Services (MMS) create an exciting option for enterprises looking to optimize their approach to mobility.
The unified company will allow the five partners to focus their energies on a single, laser-focused vision. In a town-hall meeting this morning, the five directors and over one hundred employees met. MOBI CEO and Co-Founder, Scott Kraege, spoke on the exciting change and the culture combination. The work-life balance of Bluefish and the one-of-a-kind MOBI culture will combine to further reinforce that MOBI is a place where employees feel empowered and where customers feel comfortable collaborating.
To read more on the merger, please visit our press release. If you have any questions, please email us firstname.lastname@example.org.
Happy Thanksgiving! At MOBI, we are thankful for so many things, and we want to share our short list of what we are thankful for on this holiday!
- Our employees. We know that our employees are a large part of what makes MOBI a great and successful company. They work hard to make sure our customers receive the best managed mobility services out there.
- Our customers. We love our customers! They challenge us, work with us, and become a part of the MOBI family. Without them, MOBI wouldn’t be where it is today!
- Time with our families and friends. A part of our work hard, play hard culture at MOBI, is also understanding that our employees and customers need to spend time away from work with their friends and family.
- Our espresso machine. At a typical office our size, employees will drink 50-100 cups of coffee per day. At MOBI, on an average day, we consume 250 cups!
- Smartphones, feature phones, and tablets. Of course these made our list. With the constant innovation of devices, we are able to develop new ways to help our customers with their mobility programs.
- And of course, FOOD! As you can see above, we know how to throw a pitch-in worksgiving (Thanksgiving at work)!
MOBI is proud to be apart of a special community of 27 Indiana companies that work to help develop recent college graduates. The Orr Fellowship is committed to “developing Indiana’s next generation of business leaders and entrepreneurs.”
The Orr Fellowship is a two year program during which fellows are paired with a host company, like MOBI, and participate in a rotational program within the company. Fellows also participate in monthly business leader meetings to build their professional networks, group service projects, including Lemonade Day, and individual service initiatives such as serving as mentors in the Starfish Initiative.
MOBI has participated as a host company in the Orr Fellowship since 2010. We have been lucky to work with some of Indiana’s brightest young professionals. Megan Baird, MOBI’s current Orr Fellow, noted, “The Fellowship has been such an incredible and unique experience. I never would have pictured myself working in this industry but the Fellowship has opened the doors to a number of experiences that I am so grateful for. The laid-back, “work hard, play hard” culture here at MOBI is refreshing and I couldn’t have hand-picked a more perfect company to work for.”
BlackBerry devices are no longer a trusted solution for the mobile enterprise, and MOBI is here to help.
Today, MOBI introduces a new migration service specifically for transitioning away from BlackBerry devices.
Read details about MOBI BlackBerry Migration Service.
Last month we helped consolidate the mixed industry reports regarding BlackBerry’s future, in our RIP BlackBerry… (at least your devices) blog post, and lately we’re seeing even more activity to move away from BlackBerry devices from both our customers and the industry at large.
Gartner Analyst Bill Menezes, recently recommended three courses of action for companies using BlackBerry Enterprise Service and/or BlackBerry smartphones.
- Move completely away from BlackBerry devices.
- Place BlackBerry on “contain” status where users are told that BlackBerry will be discontinued for any user except where approved by management. This will result in a complete move off BlackBerrys or leaving a controlled community that will need to transition to BlackBerry10, which devices are difficult to procure.
- Upgrade to BlackBerry10 for a limited set of users, and accompany this with executive support and support for other platforms via enterprise purchase or via BYOD but do not activate the BES10 platform for Android and Apple devices until there is more clarity on BlackBerry’s future.
Menezes also recommends that all clients immediately ensure that they have backup mobile data management plans and are at least testing alternatives. Clients have three to six months to build a strategy.
MOBI Migration Service: BlackBerry
For a detailed overview of the MOBI Migration Service specific to transitioning away from BlackBerry, click here.
If you need more information, post any questions or comments below, send us an email, tweet us, and/or post them onto our Facebook and Linked-In pages.
Gartner reported that by 2016, it will cost enterprises $300 to internally manage each BYOD line per employee. They also noted that it costs $100 per employee to manage BYOD lines.
Most companies believe that by going BYOD they will save their company the cost of managing devices and user data. Unfortunately, this has proved untrue in the world of mobility. As BYOD skyrocketed in popularity with companies and employees, the costs of BYOD became apparent. Not only do companies need to consider any stipends they will offer, but they also need to think about security, MDMs, and support. Many companies end up switching back to corporate managed lines to save on hidden costs.
BYOD isn’t the villain in this scenario. BYOD, when managed correctly, is actually a perfect fit for companies looking to save on device purchase cost, and giving their employees the freedom of choice when it comes to plans and devices. With Managed Mobility Services (MMS), like MOBI, companies can feel confident in their BYOD mobility program. MOBI assists companies in their BYOD with MDMs, wireless policy suggestions, security risk, management, BYOD Advisory Services, and more. MOBI gives companies the knowledge and tools to utilize BYOD to their advantage and help them to offset the $300 per employee BYOD cost..
For more information on how MOBI can help you with your BYOD mobility program, contact us to learn more.