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Mobile Network Negatives

February 19, 2018 by Matt Louden


There’s nothing more frustrating than a dropped call or being stuck somewhere with no coverage. And, fair or unfair, some people are more likely to experience issues than others. Here are two major reasons why: Unlimited Data Smartphone users that send messages, watch movies, and consume an endless stream of mobile data every month actually have fewer network problems than those with a fixed allowance—an average of two fewer per 100 connections, to be exact. Carrier Carryover Moving a mobile device from one carrier to another can be tricky. And, unfortunately, more problematic in many cases, too. Compared to brand-new carrier phones, those transferred over from a competing network routinely experience decreased call and data network quality. Moving forward, the key for network operators is to provide strong, stable global connectivity. After all, users that experience minimal issues (four or…

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Tom Koch: CRN’s Newest Channel Chief

February 14, 2018 by MOBI

CRN Channel Chiefs

Guess what? We’ve got some extremely exciting news to share! CRN has named Tom Koch, our very own Director of Channels, to its prestigious 2018 CRN Channel Chiefs list. Most Can’t Make the Cut Every year, leaders like Tom are selected to this exclusive CRN Channel Chiefs list. That’s because this group represents the world’s most elite IT professionals in terms of leveraging channel partners to drive organizational growth and revenue. CRN’s editorial staff members select the publication’s annual Channel Chief award winners based on several criteria: among other things, editors consider each potential recipient’s professional achievements, industry standing, dedication to the channel, and ability to strategically drive future growth and innovation. What Made MOBI a Winner Thanks to Tom, the company has already seen several amazing accomplishments in his relatively short time here. CRN agrees. Channel Partner Program In…

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The Real Trouble with Artificial Intelligence

February 13, 2018 by Matt Louden


In today’s world of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and automation, saying there’s disagreement from one expert to the next would be an understatement. In fact, over the last few months, there have been dozens of global reports, studies, and predictions published—each with its own unique results and findings. That includes our first-ever enterprise mobility research report, too. Depending on who you ask, companies worldwide could see less than two million total job losses by 2020. Or, workers could see more than two billion positions eliminated by 2030 instead. Global employment gain predictions also vary from one AI analyst to the next, too. While some experts believe automated technologies have only created about 900,000 new jobs to date, others believe AI will create almost 15 million new opportunities over the next decade. Is AI and automation creating too much confusion and complexity…

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Fitness Trackers or Wearables: Which Works Best for You?

February 13, 2018 by Matt Louden

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As 2018 begins, thousands of global businesses are looking to equip their workforce with brand-new mobile technology. That’s probably why fitness trackers and wearables have become more popular (and useful) than ever. But, which devices are truly capable of satisfying your enterprise’s unique needs? What’s the Difference, Anyway? Dozens of available devices and feature sets can sometimes do more harm than good. With so many options out there, consumers often find themselves distracted or confused by the global device marketplace. Unfortunately, this also makes it easier to lose focus on what’s most important: why you or your organization need new mobile technology in the first place. Essentially, this debate boils down to one question. Do you want an on-the-go technology that helps you stay in the loop, or do you need a more simple, straightforward innovation to improve your health…

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Tom Koch, MOBI’s Director of Channels, Recognized as 2018 CRN Channel Chief

February 12, 2018 by MOBI

Award reflects Director of Channel’s commitment to driving growth and innovation in the industry. INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 12, 2018 — MOBI, a Mobility Management Platform (MMP) that enables enterprises to centralize, comprehend, and control their connected device ecosystems, announced today that CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Tom Koch, Director of Channels, to its prestigious list of 2018 Channel Chiefs. The executives on this annual list represent top leaders in the IT channel who excel at driving growth and revenue in their organization through channel partners. Channel Chief honorees are selected by CRN’s editorial staff on the basis of their professional achievements, standing in the industry, dedication to the channel partner community, and strategies for driving future growth and innovation. Each of the 2018 Channel Chiefs has demonstrated loyalty and ongoing support for the IT channel by consistently promoting,…

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