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Mobile Devices and Enterprise Escalation

July 7, 2017 by Matt Louden

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If you’re responsible for managing an enterprise mobility program, employee device management has probably grown increasingly difficult over the years. Today’s companies have to keep track of four or five devices per worker! Moving forward, most industry experts expect a continued climb in the average number of devices employees depend on for work. Why? Innovation Modern Information Technology (IT) departments are seeking revolutionary mobility solutions and implementing new technologies more rapidly than ever before. As IT and mobility management converge and enterprises initiate digital transformation efforts, cutting-edge mobile hardware and software is uncovering new digital marketplaces, expanding traditional ones, and allowing businesses to create brand-new products and services. Desktop computers now make up less than 10% of worldwide internet devices.[tweet] Innovators and the growing popularity of mobile workforces have already changed corporate technology forever; desktop computers now make up less…

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Five Most Costly Carrier Billing Misses

July 5, 2017 by Matt Louden

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A wireless carrier bill can be expensive. The average monthly cost per line (according to MOBI’s customer data) exceeds $51. Multiply that by hundreds or thousands, and it’s easy to understand why enterprises are constantly searching for ways to cut costs. While each corporate program features unique wireless carrier offerings, our enterprise mobility experts have noticed a few universally expensive carrier bill trends. If you’re looking to trim the budget, here are the five best places to start: Zero-Use Lines Without a reliable software platform and global carrier integrations, employee device usage is impossible to manage and track. If an end user leaves the company with an active line of service or neglects a company-owned device altogether, will your program administrators ever find out? More than 37% of MOBI’s historic savings are the direct result of identifying and suspending or…

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What’s the Deal with Wearables?

June 30, 2017 by Matt Louden

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With recent announcements and new product launches, wearable technology is making a push at the enterprise level. By 2020, experts believe there could be as many as 830 million wearable devices in use worldwide. As more companies embrace smartwatches and other wearable devices, look for mobile traffic generated by this technology to increase by more than 2,200%.[tweet] Today’s wearable technology market is growing by more than 15% annually—at this rate, the market’s value will exceed $50 billion in less than five years. As more companies embrace smartwatches and other wearable devices, look for mobile traffic generated by this technology to increase by more than 2,200% (no, that’s not a typo!). What does this mean for your workplace? Wearables at Work While businesses are just beginning to integrate these devices into existing mobility programs, most employees are already well-acquainted with wearables….

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10 Benefits of Digital Transformation

June 23, 2017 by Matt Louden

For most companies, digital transformation is too complex to handle alone—88% rely on third-party providers for at least one component. Despite this drawback, organizations are making their tech-savvy transformations more rapidly than ever. Why? What’s All the Fuss About? It’s still early, but so far the evidence for companies leveraging digital technology is encouraging. After reorganizing operations and successfully changing company culture, here are 10 benefits your enterprise can expect: Reduced Costs – Optimizing business technology and operations around digital technology means cost-per-transaction savings and increased sales. Improved Customer Strategy – New technologies create capabilities that can help a company acquire, retain, and assist customers while simultaneously reducing marketing spend. Consolidated Operations – The introduction of cost-effective, customer-focused digital tasks streamlines business workflows and eliminates overhead associated with outdated solutions. Analytics – Digitalization gives companies the ability to combine data…

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There’s No Place Like Home… Until Now

June 20, 2017 by Kyle Campbell

Are you constantly monitoring employee roaming overages in the European Union (EU)? Do you have end users that only travel a few hundred kilometers yet incur unnecessary data or voice overages? Is your service desk constantly receiving calls to add roaming packages because an end user forgot to add the proper roaming tariffs before they left? If you’re at your wits’ end dealing with any (or all) of the above tasks, take a break. No, seriously. The European Parliament just passed a wholesale reform to abolish roaming fees for those traveling among EU member nations. Roam Like at Home As long as they’re in the EU, the new “Roam like at home” rules enable European end users to use their mobile phone and avoid extra roaming charges while traveling outside of their native country. This covers all data services, text…

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