MOBI Announces Partnership with IBM

Like many software-as-a-service (SaaS) companies, MOBI initially started driving its go-to-market strategy via direct sales from 2009 to 2012. This sales process is natural, as the internal team knew the solution and how to effectively sell it better than anyone. Early on, MOBI was successful in landing many blue-chip clients as a boutique mobility software and services company. In many cases, MOBI competed for this business and won against incumbent TEM providers migrating into mobility (this is prior to the MMS industry effectively being named). Quite simply, mobility was the technology trend for corporate IT, and MOBI’s laser-focus on mobility delivered the software and services to solve these new IT complexities. Continue reading

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Gartner 2014 Magic Quadrant for EMM

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:

  1. Leaders
  2. Challengers
  3. Visionaries
  4. 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.

To initiate the download and view the full Gartner EMM Magic Quadrant report, click here.

Understanding The Value of Managed Mobility Services

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.”

Download a PDF of the article by clicking the image to the right or view the originally published story, here.

Customer Case Study: How an IT services company took control of mobility expenses

Mobility cost control was the primary driver behind this customer’s decision to employ managed mobility services. The customer outgrew what their internal tools could manage. In addition, a $100,000 international roaming bill made their insufficient management of costs painfully clear. MOBI devised a solution for the customer which included thorough expense management, helpdesk support for employees, and comprehensive reporting all powered by MOBI’s technology. As a result, the customer realized immediate hard cost savings, an increased level of employee mobility support, and much better visibility into their mobility program.

Download the complete case study to learn more.

Intern Palooza: Part One

MOBI 2014 InternsLast week, MOBI welcomed a new, record-breaking class of eight interns for the summer.

After a good ol’ fashioned MOBI cookout to welcome the newbies and give them a chance to get to know one another, as well as other fellow coworkers, they settled in and got right to work on their respective teams.

Anusha and Mohammed joined the Product Development Team and will be dedicating their time to building internal project management tools for MOBI’s Development Team in an effort to drive innovation and solve customer issues more efficiently.

Breanna is analyzing how customers use the Portal’s reporting framework, as it is one of the most highly utilized features. Her insights will lead to the creation and implementation of features to make the reporting tool even more useful for admins.

Bryan, the IT/Communications Intern, will spend his time building WalkMe software into the Portal, which will “walk” admins and end-users through processes such as device orders, report building, etc. The goal in implementing this software is to help admins understand how to navigate the Portal better and make end-users more self-sufficient.

We are so ecstatic to have new team members and can’t wait to see all the amazing things they will accomplish in their time here.

Stay tuned for Intern Palooza: Part 2, to get the inside scoop on the rest of this talented class of interns!

Logistics: A critical component of your mobility program

Gartner highlights “sourcing and logistics management” as one of six core functions in their definition of Managed Mobility Services (MMS). Customized mobile device preparation is a critical component of a well run enterprise mobility program. Organizations that leverage the full capability of ‘mobility’ customize devices to successfully meet the demands of their unique environment.

Whether it’s custom settings, pre-loaded applications, MDM configuration, or kitting devices with company specific accessories; devices that arrive ready to go out of the box are more impactful tools, which empowers employees and creates more return on mobility investment.

View the video below to get an inside look at MOBI’s analyst and customer acclaimed logistics facility.

Want to learn more about MOBI Logistics? Meet the team.