Advice to Plan Your Mobile Strategy


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!

Avoid a Costly Mobility Mistake: Zombie Phones

Zombie Phone
Most, if not all, Telecom Managers can relate to one of the most costly mistakes in an enterprise mobility environment – Employees leave the company and nobody is shutting off that employee’s active line. A device with active service that isn’t being used, is sometimes called a Zombie phone. Based on industry averages, companies are wasting $70 month per month per (Zombie phone) instance. Large organizations with normal turnover rates and employee counts in the 100s or 1000s face significant risk for unnecessary spending.

Have no fear, MOBI is here. By using the HR Feed that MOBI receives from the customer, MOBI has the ability to set up rules and conditions that can trigger when an employee shows as “inactive” when they were previously “active”. Configuration of a rule and/or condition can automate an email to an employee’s supervisor advising them of the active line with inactive owner which in turn allows the supervisor an opportunity to disconnect the line, re-assign it to the Inactive employee’s successor, or suspend it until further notice. Beyond that, if the Supervisor takes no action on the line, MOBI has the ability to configure an automatic suspension of that line after 30 days. Even better, if there still has been no action taken on this line after an additional 30 days, the line will be sent for disconnection automatically.

Identifying and disconnecting (killing) Zombie phones is just one of the ways MOBI helps organizations save money on their wireless service bills. See three real examples of the money organizations have saved in our recent savings trend infographic.

The (Real) Total Cost of Ownership of Mobile Devices

Total Cost PDF DownloadAs enterprise mobility continues to grow and evolve, organizations are finding the value in outsourcing their mobility programs. Before deciding whether or not to move forward with the process, however, they must first evaluate the total cost of ownership (TCO) of the mobile devices in their corporate wireless structure. Believe it or not, simply calculating your annual carrier bill expenses doesn’t even begin to scratch the surface of TCO.

In order to gain a clear picture of the real TCO of your wireless program, you must calculate all of the following costs:

  • Voice & Data
  • Labor Costs
  • MDM
  • Device Hardware & Software
  • General IT Administration & Training

Recently, we created a document that delves further into each of these categories, explaining what they entail, as well as how an MMS provider can help to potentially reduce these costs. Industry experts weighed in on the subject, including what organizations are doing to drive up their TCO, how to reduce it, and where they see TCO headed in the future.

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MOBI Wins Award At AirWatch Connect

Recently, MOBI sponsored and attended AirWatch Connect Atlanta, the leading event for enterprise mobility. At the event, we showcased MOBIwatch, our AirWatch Portal integration which allows admins and MOBI Account Specialists to view AirWatch details such as device swipe, device lock, and GPS tracking, along with standard MOBI Portal features, all in a single location.

During the show, MOBI was recognized with the North America winner of the Outstanding Partner Achievement Award.  This award in particular is given to an AirWatch partner “that has experienced tremendous success in delivering AirWatch’s mobile device, application, and content management solutions to its customer base.” Winners were selected based on a number of factors, including: innovation, creativity, ROI achieved, and dedication to mobility.

Example Savings Trend Infographic – 900 to 2,000 Lines

Recently, we featured a similar infographic showcasing the cost savings for companies with 900 lines or less. Now, we bring you the same information for three of our “medium-sized” customers with 900 to 2,000 lines.

Interested in learning how much your organization could save? Schedule a demo.

MOBIwatch at AirWatch Connect 2014

You may have read about our AirWatch Integration, or MOBIwatch as we like to call it. MOBIwatch allows administrators and MOBI Account Specialists to view MOBI Portal information with AirWatch details such as: make device information changes, clear device passcode, lock the device, enterprise device wipe, and more.

We are a sponsor of AirWatch Connect Atlanta 2014 this year to showcase MOBIwatch. AirWatch Connect is a conference for AirWatch users to gain enterprise mobility insights, learn more about managing their mobile environments, and more. Be sure to stop by booth 206 for a chance to win an AppleTV, a MOBIwatch swag item, and a personalized demo of MOBIwatch!

To learn more about MOBIwatch, sign up for a personalized demo at AirWatch Connect.

Example Savings Trends Infographic – 900 lines or less

One of the most common objections to buying Managed Mobility Services (MMS) is that companies think they’ll achieve savings the first month and then the return on investment goes away. We at MOBI know that continual optimization of wireless expenses is both required to keep costs down and overtime additional savings are found. This is all on top of the soft cost savings and efficiencies gained from other aspects of MMS. We figured the best way to prove this was to look at three real examples of wireless programs and their hard costs per user per month over time.

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