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Mobility’s Next Big Thing

December 15, 2016 by Matt Louden

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Since the days of DynaTAC, enterprises have been largely responsible for accelerating the evolution of mobile technology. Today, more and more businesses are buzzing over the Internet of Things (IoT). The IoT boom is about to begin. 37% of enterprises currently have IoT projects targeting end dates in 2017.[tweet this] Most companies already have IoT on their radar. In fact, 37% of enterprises currently have IoT projects targeting end dates in 2017. This figure will only increase moving forward, as early adopters and efficiency-craving organizations implement new technologies to uncover the myriad of benefits they offer. By 2018, IoT devices will surpass mobile phones as the largest global connected device population.[tweet this] Despite initial hesitation, companies are currently adopting IoT devices much more rapidly than mobile phones. By 2018, IoT devices will surpass mobile phones as the largest global connected…

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An Optimal Strategy

December 7, 2016 by Matt Louden

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Is 2017 the dawn of a new enterprise mobility day? For the last decade, mobility strategy has worked tirelessly to support mobile devices and technologies. That’s about to change. Out with the Old, In with the New The evolution of enterprise mobility strategy is alive and well in 2016. One of this year’s most surprising trends is the dramatic slowdown of company smartphone and tablet replacements and purchases. In fact, 2016 marked the first year ever that smartphone purchases fell flat compared to the year prior. For those that have recently added new devices to their program, mobility isn’t quite the disruption it used to be. Not only has the overall pace of new mobile technology development slowed over the last decade, but most companies now have at least limited exposure to mobility implementation, management, support, and security. Companies that…

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Bring Your Own Decision

November 30, 2016 by Matt Louden

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Did you know that 74% of enterprise mobility programs use Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)? That’s because effectively managed BYOD saves employees 81 minutes per week and their employer $1,300 per year. Do we have your attention? In fact, 35% of companies still don’t feel comfortable making a BYOD decision.[tweet this] Traditionally, BYOD implementation is a gamble. Potential productivity and efficiency gains are weighed against an increased likelihood of security threats. In fact, 35% of companies still don’t feel comfortable making a BYOD decision. As you prepare your program for 2017, here are three BYOD alternatives that may better fit your business needs: Corporate-Owned, Personally Enabled (COPE) COPE provides employees with multiple devices and operating systems to choose from while allowing companies to enjoy hefty carrier discounts usually reserved for Corporate Liable program hardware, plans, and features.[tweet this] In a…

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Apple of Your Program’s Eye?

November 23, 2016 by Matt Louden

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Apple’s enterprise mobility popularity has exploded. While the Consumerization of IT (CoIT) has certainly played a significant role in driving enterprise adoption, Apple’s device security is primarily responsible. As you plan for next year, here are three Apple innovations your business should keep in mind: Device Enrollment Process (DEP) By procuring enterprise devices through Apple or one of their authorized resellers, DEP-enrolled end users receive their new devices activated and ready-to-use as soon as they’re powered on.[tweet this] DEP is Apple’s response to the slow, confusing, and potentially dangerous manual device activations and setups of yesterday. By procuring enterprise devices through Apple or one of their authorized resellers, DEP-enrolled end users receive their new devices activated and ready-to-use as soon as they’re powered on. In addition to streamlining initial device setup, device settings and customized Mobile Device Management (MDM)/Enterprise Mobility…

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2017 Mobile Strategy: Keep Up with the TEMpo

November 17, 2016 by Matt Louden

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As 2017 quickly approaches, it’s important that you start planning next year’s enterprise mobility strategy now. Recently, we touched on what Telecom Expense Management (TEM) companies do well. For those considering one of these solutions, transitioning a mobility program towards the mobile-first future didn’t make the list. TEM partners often impair mobility program progress due to their wireline-focused background and legacy management approach. Early on, enterprise mobility was lumped into traditional technology and thrown into IT’s bucket, forcing TEMs to hastily piece together wireless solutions that worked at the time. Today, 69% of all company spend on mobility hardware, software, and services comes from outside IT.[tweet this] Mobility rapidly outgrew its IT-exclusive environment. Today, 69% of all company spend on mobility hardware, software, and services comes from outside IT. This means TEM vendors seldom understand the full scope of your…

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