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Triple Threat

September 15, 2016 by Matt Louden

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Let’s start with an assumption: if you’re reading this blog we assume your company manages mobility in some way, shape, or form (otherwise, you have a serious issue with how you spend your free time after Facebook, Netflix, Pokémon Go, etc.). And, while we’re taking a leap of faith, we’re also going to assume that your company already has a solution in place. If so, can you fully trust your solution? Does it keep your mobility program 100% safe? Is it accurate? Relevant? Does it give you the time to check Facebook, binge Netflix, or catch Pokémon? Our light-hearted question aside, if you’re using legacy IT or Telecom Expense Management (TEM), your answers are probably not. Sure, you’ve made it this far managing mobility, but traditional solutions leave much to be desired and little to act upon. Managed Mobility Services…

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Coming Soon to a Company Near You

September 13, 2016 by Matt Louden

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With Apple’s recent press conference still a hot topic, we felt it was time to weigh in with our two cents. Since an “iPhone 7 headphone jack” Google search returns more than 5.2 million results already, we thought we’d give you and your sanity a break and talk about other announcements instead. (If you’re still interested or have been off the grid recently, our very own Josh Garrett covered the headphone topic a while ago.) While Apple’s latest developments are overwhelmingly customer-centric, there are a handful that piqued our interest and got us thinking about their potential impact on enterprise mobility programs and users. Here are our top five Apple announcements most likely to impact your company’s future: iPhone 7 –Apple’s latest mobile phone will undoubtedly affect enterprises with a processor promised to work twice as fast as the previous…

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Old Dog’s New Tricks

August 26, 2016 by Matt Louden

In today’s high-tech world, businesses spend lots of time and money preventing security threats and attacks. Ironically, hackers are bypassing cutting-edge security solutions with a tried-and-true method as old as humanity itself. Social engineering, as anyone attending Kevin Mitnick’s keynote session at Untethered next week will learn all about, is a technique that penetrates layers of security by avoiding technology altogether. Instead of cracking passwords or firewalls, social engineering exploits human psychology, essentially giving an attacker access to desired information through deception and charm. Most hackers use social engineering because these days it’s easier to trick a human than a computer. In fact, Social-Engineer, Inc found that 66% of all hacks involve a social engineering element. By integrating even limited technical knowledge, attacks can be completely protected because they use the cover of someone else’s identity to perform their malicious…

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Life, Mobility, and the Pursuit of (Government) Happiness

August 18, 2016 by Matt Louden

For many government agencies, slow technological adoption makes it particularly difficult to hire, develop, and retain talent, making it costly to an organization’s finances and overall expertise. When it comes to mobility however, Gartner and MOBI agree that there’s hope. If government agencies can capitalize on four distinct enterprise mobility trends in 2016 and beyond, their mobility programs and employee performance can be drastically improved. Analytics Incorporating analytics into government enterprise mobility programs will result in more personalized and satisfying interactions that uncover future effectiveness trends and needs. Agencies will be able to more accurately evaluate programs, utilize resources, comply with management, policies, and contracts, and detect fraud. These improvements will enhance government offerings while simultaneously integrating them into shared, interdepartmental architecture. According to a white paper published by Enterprise Mobility Exchange, using analytics will also ensure quality data access,…

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Mobility Matters Part Five: Finance

August 4, 2016 by Matt Louden

Too often, enterprises mix-up Managed Mobility Services (MMS) and Telecom Expense Management (TEM) as one in the same. It can be confusing for finance departments because they understandably focus on cost-savings potential above all else. Since MMS includes expense management as part of its services offering, enterprise mobility confusion can occur.  However, MMS gives finance the tools to take control of spend and other departments tons of additional benefits. In the final part of our Mobility Matters series, we’ll focus on how MMS is a good investment for your finance department. An MMS partner should implement cross carrier re-billing to make using multiple carriers easy. Rather than dealing with different monthly bills and formats for each carrier, MMS combines them all into a single statement, allowing charges to be compared across all carriers and plans. With pre-bill reconciliation, MMS vendors…

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