Next week MOBI will be attending the CTIA 2013 event from May 21-23rd at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. CTIA has the reputation as the one-stop shop where the mobile marketplace can efficiently do business with the entire mobile ecosystem from carriers to developers to Managed Mobility Services providers like MOBI.
Our team is looking to capitalize on Gartner’s recent announcement that MOBI will be one of 19 MMS service providers who will be featured on the first Magic Quadrant dedicated to managed services for enterprise mobile devices.
Attending the event will be MOBI’s CEO and Co-Founder – Scott Kraege, President – Mitch Black, Vice President of IT – Eric Sendelbach. We would love to connect with you before the event! Simply click our names to visit our profile page to connect with us via LinkedIn, Twitter, or email!
Our primary goal at the show will be to collaborate with many of the thought leaders in the mobile industry. In the Managed Mobility Services industry it is important to connect, share ideas, and collaborate on the hot topics of the industry.
A MOBI partnership is ideal for an organization seeking to provide its current customers with managed mobility services. The primary reason we established a partnership channel was to offer system integrators, IT outsourcing firms, and traditional TEM providers with additional tools and resources to therefore provide their customers with the complete lifecycle of managed mobility services.
As a MOBI partner you will create new incremental revenue streams for your organization while receiving best in class marketing, sales, solution design, and implementation support.
MOBI partnerships have been cited as a trusted, easy-to-execute managed mobility extension of their already established services. If you’re interested in learning more about partnership opportunities while attending CTIA, please feel free to reach out to MOBI so we can schedule some time for you to connect.
See you in Vegas!
MOBI is proud to welcome Jerry Baughey, the new Director of Sales. Jerry will be directly involved with the MOBI sales team and the growth and development of MOBI.
“I am extremely honored to join the MOBI management team,” Jerry Baughey said. “You will not find another wireless management company so committed to client satisfaction, which was a key deciding factor in my decision to join this top-notch company.”
Jerry spent the first 12 years of his career in the wireless industry. At Arch Wireless, he worked his way up from an entry level Inside Sales position to a Regional Vice President role with responsibility for multiple midwestern markets and several channels of distribution. Jerry participated in the integration of acquired companies Mobilecomm and Page Net during his time at Arch Wireless.
After Arch, Jerry spent four years at Sprint/Nextel leading an Enterprise Sales Team with notable wins in the mobile data and custom network solution space. Most recently, Jerry was Vice President of Sales & Marketing for the Carmel, IN based Bitwise Solutions, a leading web development firm. Prior to Bitwise, Jerry spent three years leading the Account Management Team at Angie’s List playing a significant role in the growth of Angie’s List’s advertiser base.
Jerry holds an MBA from Indiana Wesleyan and a Bachelor’s Degree from Indiana University. He lives in Westfield, IN with his wife, Lora, and their 3 children.
“MOBI has all of the traits of a company that I want to be a part of,” Jerry noted. “They are on the cutting edge of their industry, passionate about client satisfaction, and committed to the growth and success of their employees.”
MOBI will be featured in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Managed Mobility Services with 19 other companies, among AT&T, IBM and the likes. These 19 companies were chosen from the initial 35 based on their response to a MMS Magic Quadrant qualifying survey. The Magic Quadrant results will be published in the beginning of July.
According to Eric Goodness, a Research VP at Gartner, MOBI passed the following seven qualifications to be included as one of the 19 companies participating in the Managed Mobility Services Magic Quadrant.
- Must directly deliver some organic IT services content to user organizations (providers cannot sub-contract/private label all IT services delivery)
- Must maintain IT services portfolios that include the integration of mobility management software
- Must maintain IT service portfolios to include consulting and advisory series related to mobility strategy, mobile devices and mobile software and applications
- Must maintain IT service portfolios to include the ongoing management of mobile devices and mobile application releases
- Must have at least 100,000 mobile devices under management
- Must have devices under management in at least 3 of the 5 of the following geographies: Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East, Africa, Europe, North America
- Must complete all data fields in the vendor survey
The Magic Quadrant (featured above) works to show where your company and its competitors are located in a specific market due to the quality of their vision and execution of their product or service. The four areas include Challengers, Leaders, Niche Players, and Visionaries.
MOBI puts the focus on the interests of our clients. By doing this, we have continually grown and developed our solutions in the managed mobility services industry. The success of our clients and growth of MOBI continues to solidify our vision and what we strive to achieve in the future.
MOBI has partnered with e-Cycle to further assist our customers with end-of-life device management. Securely decommissioning and recycling old devices is a part of all corporate mobility programs that is sometimes overlooked. Not only does a formal end-of-life process reduce the environmental impact but with companies like e-Cycle it also makes the process of data deletion secure.
How Does It Work?
e-Cycle aids companies with implementing a secure, environmentally friendly, and simple program for selling or disposing of old company devices.
e-Cycle follows a rigorous, multi-step process for data deletion, which includes testing for active phone lines and SIM / external memory card micro shredding. The e-Cycle process follows numerous data security and environmental sustainability standards including the US Department of Defense standard for scrubbing BlackBerry devices, HIPAA Title 45 CFT Part 164 for security standard, ISO 140001, R-2, and eStewards, among others.
MOBI’s integration with e-Cycle allows us to send the exact number of devices that need to be wiped and recycled. The e-Cycle team of knowledgeable staff members completes a rigorous, multi-step process to ensure every device has been completely wiped of all sensitive information before it is recycled or sold.
Not only does e-Cycle help your company comply with environmental standards and help save the environment with an e-Stewards Certification, but e-Cycle also carries the highest standard of data security for wiping devices.
Understanding Our Partnership
MOBI partners with wireless asset and recovery programs to ensure our customers have the most secure and environmentally friendly end-of-life device management services to choose from. This partnership is just another step taken by MOBI to ensure our customers have the right piece of mind when decommissioning their old or unused devices.
We recently wrapped up a heck-of-a-run here at MOBI. As we finally have a moment to take a breath, think back, and give high-fives, a few key elements of the formula are bubbling over and deserve some airtime.
I’m not simply referring to revenue, margins, or customers – yes, those are important elements throughout our business – but most importantly we’ve seen tremendous growth in our people. Without their growth and leadership, we could never have gotten to where we are today. It’s their commitment and dedication to MOBI and our customers that’s our most critical “X” factor. We’ve seen the team grow-up with us and to support them, we’ve even dedicated an internal resource to career plan with our employees.
Customers, Our True Partners
The world of mobility is evolving at a frantic pace. And with this evolution, it sometimes feels that mobility is getting more complex, confusing, and tougher to manage every year. We thrive on the challenge of simplicity within wireless. We’re thankful for our customers and more importantly thankful for their trust in us as we navigate the world of mobility together.
Best Places to Work 2013
This award is a true honor and makes us exceptionally proud. MOBI was named one of the top places to work in the state of Indiana through a combination of employee surveys and employer reports. To be placed in this select group of Indiana businesses by our employees makes the designation even more special. I could go on and on about this one – but simply, we have fun and work really hard.
The formula for building a successful company IS rocket science, it’s not easy, but simply, it starts with a few key elements; great customers, great employees, and hard work. We’re on our way.
INDIANAPOLIS (Feb. 28, 2013) – The Indiana Chamber of Commerce announces a record total of 100 companies have been designated a 2013 “Best Place to Work in Indiana,” including MOBI Wireless Management, for creating a productive environment in which employees feel valued. This is the eighth year for the Best Places to Work in Indiana program, which is presented by Comcast Business Class. MOBI Wireless Management was selected as a one of 33 top small companies. Actual rankings for the companies will be unveiled on May 2nd at the awards dinner located in the JW Marriott in downtown Indianapolis.
INDIANAPOLIS (Feb. 25, 2013) – AOTMP, a leading authority on driving efficiency and performance into enterprise fixed and mobile telecom environments, announced its 2013 Industry Excellence Awards winners including a client of MOBI Wireless Management. The Industry Excellence Awards recognize enterprises for outstanding performance in fixed and mobile telecom environment management.
MOBI was recognized in the Wireless Mobility Excellence Award category with nominated client FORD Motor Company named the winner for its improvement of company-wide communication and productivity across 14,500 devices, four carriers, and 1,500 cost centers. The Wireless Mobility Excellence Award is given to an organization that has demonstrated outstanding performance to achieve significant success in addressing business requirements, promoting innovation and improving their engagement in wireless mobility management.
“It’s an honor to have a MOBI client recognized with Industry Excellence Awards from AOTMP for their mobile and wireless achievements this past year,” said Scott Kraege, CEO at MOBI. “We’re proud to have contributed to that success through developing, implementing, and maintaining strategies uniquely created to meet Ford’s needs.”
MOBI is a provider of Wireless Mobility Management services for enterprises. Clients benefit from its software platform complemented by a portfolio of managed services including expense management, procurement, and 24/7 end-user support all to help companies better manage the complexity of wireless mobility programs.
The AOTMP Industry Excellence Awards ceremony took place in conjunction with the five-day AOTMP 2013 Conference.
For more information on MOBI Wireless Management, visit http://www.mobiwm.com. For more information on AOTMP, visit http://www.aotmp.com.