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Modified Mobile Habits

May 22, 2017 by Matt Louden

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In the United States, mobile device users’ habits are changing like never before. Today’s average smartphone owner only upgrades their device every 2.7 years. Q1 2017 saw another new hardware trend: a decline in connected tablets sales and connected car sales. However, these two still made up more than half of all new device purchases in that span. For the first time in 17 years, quarterly revenue from carrier data plans declined compared to the year before. The proliferation of unlimited data plans is probably the culprit to blame. In fact, it’s been seven years since all four major carriers offered unlimited data pricing for their users. Despite changing user habits, the wireless market is still expected to grow 18% this year due largely to the introduction of new digital services and companies. Do you need help managing the constant…

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Data Dependent

May 15, 2017 by Matt Louden

data usage

Whether you use your mobile device for work or Snapchat, one thing’s certain: we all need more data. The Ericsson Mobility Report agrees. Every month, the average smartphone consumes just under two gigabytes (GB) of data. As businesses begin to uncover its true value, expect data consumption to increase year-over-year by 35% until 2022. That adds up to an average of 11GB per month! More data usage also means more mobile traffic. Across the world, smartphones average more than two GB of monthly data traffic. Expect that figure to rise to almost 15GB by 2022; some users’ future traffic could be 10 times heavier than it is today. Is your mobility program struggling with rising data usage, costs, and/or challenges? We can help! Talk to one of our experts and schedule a guided tour of our brand-new interface to see how…

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Mobility on the Mind?

May 8, 2017 by Matt Louden

mobility program concerns

The enterprise mobility market is maturing—that means mobility program concerns are evolving and growing more advanced too. But how? Today’s mobile-minded executives are hyper-focused on finding ways to improve employee productivity. In a recent Apperian/CITO Research report, 43% state this is their program’s number one goal. Additionally, 22% are leveraging mobility to uncover new revenue and service delivery opportunities (up from just five percent in 2016). This report also looked at mobility leaders’ concerns and found that corporate data on personal or non-managed mobile devices keeps executives awake at night more than anything else. In fact, 57% list data security as a concern, followed closely by addressing Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) at 45%. The number one challenge for these professionals has consistently been the complexity of the mobile landscape—55% struggle with mobile operating systems and management methods. Want to…

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Life’s a Breach

May 1, 2017 by Matt Louden

data breach

Every year, Verizon’s Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) is considered one of the most comprehensive mobile security industry reports. The 10th annual report was just released—what were the results, and what do they mean? In total, Verizon reviewed 1,935 breaches originating from 84 countries in this year’s report. They also looked at more than 42,000 incidents where attackers compromised enterprise systems but data loss and/or theft wasn’t confirmed. The results were… disappointing. According to Verizon, 88% of attacks were accomplished by using known methods (meaning a little attention and a few simple security measures probably could have stopped hackers in their tracks). For example, 81% involved reused, stolen, or weak passwords. Small businesses and manufacturers were more frequent targets than ever before. The DBIR indicates 61% of data breaches targeted companies with fewer than 1,000 employees, and that more than…

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Worth the Investment

April 26, 2017 by Matt Louden

mobility management platform

More and more organizations are finding value in enterprise mobility. Today, 89% of Information Technology (IT) decision-makers say their organization has a formal mobility strategy in place and up to 15% of IT spend goes toward mobility. If the anticipated Return on Investment (ROI) occurs, that spend could rise to 40% or more by 2021. Most technologies take three years or more before they pay for themselves; according to 62% of executives, mobility projects pay for themselves in 12 months or less. That’s why nearly two-thirds of executives will spend at least five million dollars on mobile initiatives over the next year, with activity expected to triple by 2018. By the end of this year, 69% of companies are expected to increase their mobility investments; 30% of these companies will boost spending by more than 10% to capture improved employee…

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