We asked all 13 leaders at MOBI Wireless Management, “How Will Wireless Mobility Management (WMM) Change in 2013?”, and below are their responses. After you read these, be sure to share your predictions and opinions in the comment section below.
Scott Kraege, CEO
In past years, enterprises used separate entities for managing their mobility program: an MDM for security, TEM for expense management, help-desk for support, etc. Enterprises will continue to grow by getting “smarter” in the Managed Mobility Service space by adopting programs to manage multiple aspects of mobility.
Mobile device operating systems will continue to roll-out and improve their corporate vs. personal features, exclusively for enterprise use.
Mitch Black, President
I think we will see an increase in consolidation on the MDM and MAM space. These similar services will merge together and become one management service.
Blackberry will make a “slight” comeback.
In this Around the Industry video Matt McIntyre, MOBI’s Marketing Manager, had the pleasure speaking with Pascal de Hesselle, Vice President of Channel Sales and Marketing at Truphone, about Truphone’s capabilities and impact on the international business traveler.
Truphone a global, mobile operator allows travelers to stay connected while abroad without exorbitant roaming or data charges. Pascal de Hesselle, a Truphone’s VP of Channel Sales and Marketing, explains how Truphone allows world travelers save money while traveling internationally. Truphone offers these savings by their relationships with Tier 1 providers in 223 countries, a special sim with multiple identities that allows local calls to be made in Tru-countries, and least-cost roaming in Tru-countries. If you would like more information on Truphone’s services please visit: www.truphone.com.
Deciding to implement a BYOD program for your hospital can seem like a daunting task. Take a look at Sales Manager, Ryan Workman‘s top eight concerns to go over before implementing BYOD for your hospital.
1. Will BYOD save my hospital money on their wireless budget?
- Remember to think about help desk support, migration, policy enforcement, stipend management, and other costs associated with BYOD.
In the BYOD community, keeping devices secure is a top priority. Mobile Device Management (MDM) is just one of the components of a best-in-class BYOD program. They help keep devices and their information secure, while also giving end-users the freedom to utilize the device for personal use.
A Midwest based Healthcare Company came to MOBI for our multi-carrier centralization and inventory reconciliation capabilities. This company grew along with MOBI by acquiring 12 new companies, so they employed MOBI’s reconciling program to find and resolve all new and old devices. In addition, the healthcare now-parent company wanted to secure all their devices with the MDM MobileIron to create a secure mobile environment for all employees’ devices.
The telecom industry is inundated with acronyms. TEM, WEM, MDM, WMM, MMP, and the list goes on. For those who manage a mobile telecom program, researching the market for potential partners to better support their program can be confusing as to what type of partner will best suit your needs. When we’re out in the field meeting with telecom managers we often hear “oh, we have an MDM so our program is taken care of”. If you have an MDM – that’s great! And we hope they’re providing you great service, but what separates MOBI, a provider managed mobility services, from an MDM?
Mobile Device Management (MDM) software can secure, monitor, and manage different mobile devices in a corporate environment. MDMs have control to secure anything specifically on a device and what that device has access to. Examples include:
- Configuring and updating device settings over-the-air
- Enforcing device policy compliance
- Encrypting data that travels to and from the device
- Remote locking and wiping the device
- Pushing corporate apps to the device
- Restricting access to unapproved apps, websites, and content
- Monitoring device diagnostics to ease troubleshooting
Choosing the right MDM provider for your company.
The amount of MDM (mobile device management) providers available today is overwhelming. If you are evaluating MDM solutions, we recommend identifying specific goals your company wants the MDM to address before comparing feature sets of each provider. This step will develop a must have list and greatly reduce any feature paralysis some companies run into. To help you speed up the evaluation process, MOBI has taken a majority of the labor intensive effort off your plate with our MDM Comparison Chart.
This chart offers an overview of similarities and differences to quickly narrow your search, so your team can focus on more granular details of each solution. The chart has up-to-date information compiled from Gartner, corporate representatives, webinars, and technical data sheets into a simple one-stop webpage.
BYOD is one of the hottest topics out there in the mobile world right now with security being the number one issue. COPE (Corporate Owned Personally Enabled) offers a BYOD feel but is also a secure option.
Let’s start out with company owned (or the ‘CO’ part of “COPE”). These qualities of COPE help companies keep their networks and information secure while still giving employees the feel of BYOD. The company owns the line of service and selects their preferred device and usage cost thresholds. This ownership grants the company the rights to wipe or disconnect devices connected to the corporate network, offering the company pre-established security.
Now on to the fun part, personally enabled (or the ‘PE’ part of ‘COPE’). This is what gives COPE the feel of BYOD. Employees are allowed to choose the device that they prefer whatever that may be. This enables employees to utilize their device for both personal and professional use.