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.
IT professionals responsible for mobility, in healthcare organizations, have full plates today. A recent survey of 1,063 US clinicians revealed that mobile device usage accounts for 40 percent of their screen time at work. Healthcare IT teams are being stretched with many demands, including: handling a growing number of BYOD devices, electronic records implementations, improving infrastructure to support the influx of mobile devices, creating mobility solutions to align with the accountable care model. A majority of these demands are centered on, or highly influenced by the continued and broadening influence of mobility.
To help healthcare organizations handle BYOD and the management of mobile devices, we created MOBI Medical. This healthcare focused solution is founded on a culmination of managed mobility best practices that we’ve honed over the years in our work with our healthcare organization clients. We’ve assembled a comprehensive suite of services that can be leveraged to solve the unique mobility management challenges that healthcare organizations face. From this suite of services, we develop a highly customized solution to fit each organization’s unique needs. To learn more about MOBI Medical and to sign-up for a free analysis of your mobility management needs, visit: http://mobiwm.com/mobimedical/.
Enterprise mobility management is complex and dynamic. Each enterprise has unique needs, approval processes, user groups, program types, and policy requirements – an effective Managed Mobility Services (MMS) solution needs to be just as customized and unique. The same solution does not fit all enterprises and their needs.
Enter MOBI. Our Solution Design Process, allows us to fully understand the granular details of an enterprise’s needs and create a customized MMS solution. MOBI’s multi-step Solution Design Process allows enterprises and our Solution Architects to develop the most effective time and cost saving solution. Our Solution Architects work with enterprises to complete the MOBI Solution Workbook. This workbook along with a deep discovery allows us to see the complete picture of an enterprise’s mobility program, processes, and missing elements.
Our Solution Architects then work with our Development, Operations, and Business Development departments to create a one-of-a-kind solution that fits an enterprise’s mobility program like a glove. Whether an enterprise needs custom approval processes, unique reporting solutions, or white glove help desk support, MOBI works to create a custom solution to fulfill the enterprise’s full-suite of mobility management needs.
“Should our organization outsource our mobility management service needs?” This is a question telecom/wireless administrators ask themselves every day. Articles are written by various mobility news outlets, industry experts, and MMS providers like MOBI. What is the correct answer for your organization?
Philippe Winthrop, Enterprise Mobility Forum author, addresses likely concerns and common thoughts on this topic. He offers two main questions an enterprise should answer before deciding to outsource mobility services.
- Have you created a holistic mobility strategy?
- Do you have the deep in-house domain expertise in terms of developing, managing, and maintaining the mobile applications (ex. MDMs) and mobile infrastructure, as opposed to working with an outsourced MMS?
We can all agree your organization’s approach to mobility is of strategic importance. However, your organization needs to decide if executing on your mobility management strategy is core to your business or better suited for a managed service provider with unique expertise in the area. As referenced in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant on the Mobility Management Services industry, more and more organizations are finding more value in outsourcing these responsibilities as opposed to building a solution in-house.
In managed mobility, security and efficiency are among enterprises’ top priorities. At MOBI, we understand your need to improve efficiency and keep information secure. One of the ways MOBI addresses these needs is through Single Sign On (SSO) integration.
MOBI can be readily integrated with several existing SSO options to create a fast, secure, and easy way for your end-users to access the portal.
SAML 2.0 – SAML is an industry standard for exchanging authentication and authorization data. This is an especially attractive option if an enterprise already uses SAML-based tools for SSO, as many do.
Okta – Okta is a cloud-based identity management service featuring turn-key SSO integration for many popular SaaS applications. MOBI is one of several hundred pre-integrated applications in the Okta Application Network.
Custom Connect – Many corporations have home grown SSO systems and MOBI has the capability to develop custom adapters to integrate with these systems. This is a very flexible option which can use any combination of HTTP requests, headers, token exchange, and custom payload consumption.
Our highly configurable portal allows us to work with the specific security and efficiency needs of any enterprise mobility program. If you would like to find out more about our SSO integration or learn more about MOBI please email: email@example.com.
The annual Gartner Magic Quadrant Report on Mobile Device Management(MDM) suppliers was released recently. Gartner ranked 18 MDMs on a strict set of guidelines to ultimately gauge the supplier’s ability to execute and their completeness of vision. Whether a wireless portfolio is made up of corporate liable devices, BYOD devices or both, an MDM is often a critical complement to the managed mobility services MOBI offers.
We not only recognize this trend, but work to seamlessly incorporate MDMs into multiple mobility program environments. MOBI’s managed mobility services work agnostically alongside MDM offerings to help securely manage an organization’s devices, wireless services, and people. Our new BYOD Advisory Service, not only evaluates an organization’s mobility environment for BYOD, but it also incorporates a recommendations on the best MDM for the organization’s specific needs.
If you would like to learn more about MOBI’s BYOD Advisory Service, MDM Integrations, or our managed mobility services, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.