You’ve heard about BYOD, seen how it’s trending in the mobile industry, and watched it grow into a phenomenon, so now what? We interviewed our Vice President of Operations, Nanci Churchill, to help us understand BYOD and how to utilize it for your company’s individual needs.
1. What is your definition of BYOD?
BYOD is a program that allows an employee to bring their own personal device to work and activate corporate programs and information on that device.
Standard IT Operating Procedure
Considered a “standard operating procedure” today, the thought 10 years ago of allowing a 3rd party to manage part or all of your telecom environment/IT infrastructure was considered a stretch at best, generally met with great resistance. Questions (and fears) were plentiful…
- How can we afford that? Can’t we do it cheaper and better internally?
- What will the staffing impact be? Will my position be affected?
- You really think an MSP (Managed Service Provider) can improve on what we’re doing now?
- How can an outsider manage our routers and switches as well as we can? What if we need to make an immediate change?
- We’re considering letting someone else manage our e-commerce site?
- Any idea what security risks come with giving someone else the keys to our data center?
At MOBI, we enjoy sharing our knowledge through our blog. In 2012 we wrote a total of 67 posts loaded with great content about wireless mobility management (and a few fun culture posts too). It’s really important for us to share best practices, information we find, and facts about MOBI so those searching for a wireless mobility management solution can be equipped to make decisions on their own.
In case you missed them, you’ll find our top seven most viewed blogs in 2012 below in a David Letterman-style format (starting with #7 first). If you like what you read and don’t want to miss a post in 2013, sign up for our Power Line to be emailed all of our posts at a frequency you choose.
(7) If You’re Thinking About Going BYOD…Watch This
BYOD took over in the wireless industry this year. It’s shiny exterior is attractive to many businesses! This webinar with MOBI and AOTMP discusses the shiny pros and surprising-to-most cons to BYOD, while offering insight to other types of programs.
(6) Implement MOBI in 45 Days or Less
What happens after you choose MOBI as your WMM provider? Implementation begins. This video takes you through our 45 day implementation process.
With the New Year comes budget planning and if you’re in charge of the mobility budget at your company there are many unexplained and mysterious costs to consider. We spoke with MOBI Solutions Architect, Ian Runyon, who gave his advice for planning an enterprise mobility budget. Ian lists the top 9 topics to consider when planning your budget while explaining each category.
1. Managed Mobility Service (MMS) Provider Fees
- Does the MMS solution provide lifecycle management for the entire wireless program or will you need more than one provider?
We asked all 13 leaders at MOBI Wireless Management, “How Will Wireless Mobility Management (WMM) Change in 2013?”, and below are their responses. After you read these, be sure to share your predictions and opinions in the comment section below.
Scott Kraege, CEO
In past years, enterprises used separate entities for managing their mobility program: an MDM for security, TEM for expense management, help-desk for support, etc. Enterprises will continue to grow by getting “smarter” in the Managed Mobility Service space by adopting programs to manage multiple aspects of mobility.
Mobile device operating systems will continue to roll-out and improve their corporate vs. personal features, exclusively for enterprise use.
Mitch Black, President
I think we will see an increase in consolidation on the MDM and MAM space. These similar services will merge together and become one management service.
Blackberry will make a “slight” comeback.
Buenos Dias, Bonjour, Hello!
MOBI is working towards an international portal by allowing English to be translated into a preferred language. MOBI’s web-based Portal is now available in three different languages (English, Spanish, and French) and four different currencies (USD, Pesos, CAD, and Swiss Francs). MOBI’s configurable language capabilities allow for any preferred translation or currency to be integrated. MOBI works hand in hand with our customers to create foreign language and currency capabilities necessary for global businesses.
Deciding to implement a BYOD program for your hospital can seem like a daunting task. Take a look at Sales Manager, Ryan Workman‘s top eight concerns to go over before implementing BYOD for your hospital.
1. Will BYOD save my hospital money on their wireless budget?
- Remember to think about help desk support, migration, policy enforcement, stipend management, and other costs associated with BYOD.