Apple releases a new iPhone every year. What does this mean for your business? Should your company join the consumer bandwagon buying new smartphones for your employees once a new mobile phone is available? I think not! New does not necessarily mean better. The hardware differences between models in any phone series are minute. Software upgrades are another story but for the most part the significance of these upgrades is usually minor as well and will not affect your employee’s productivity or your ROI.
It looks like 5G is upon us, and Verizon is gearing up to make a pretty epic announcement. Verizon debuting their 5G services to 11 lucky cities by mid-2017. These cities include: Miami, Atlanta, Bernardsville (NJ), Brockton (MA), Dallas, Sacramento, Denver, Houston, Ann Arbor, Seattle and Washington, D.C.
With the endless amount of possibilities and avenues for meeting customer’s mobility needs, it is sometimes hard to find definitive resources for your company to refer to for guidance. To make things more manageable, here are a few resources to figure out how much your company is spending on mobility.
The Problem with Doing Everything Yourself
A rising trend in many companies is the idea that they should, wherever possible, try to bring all of their operations ‘in house’. If you reduce outsourcing you increase the control you have over what’s going on and what you’re paying for when it comes to the countless things that keep your company running. Having direct oversight of each department and each expenditure is always a good thing, right?
Bring Your Own Everything
Whether your business admits it or not, your employees are already adopting many of the perks of an IoT (Internet of Things)-based world. From widespread adoption of tablets in the workforce, to increasing use of smart watches, and even wireless pay methods, the Internet of Things is here and you need to be ready. More importantly, your IT team needs to be ready. All of these new devices will be generating data on a grand scale. This data needs to be accessible on-the-go and the devices all need managed, tracked, secured, and supported.
In our last few posts, it’s become clear that Managed Mobility Services (MMS) don’t just benefit a limited number of departments or employees. MMS helps multiple department leaders in your organization, often in ways you may not have considered. This is also true when it comes to what your business unit leaders stand to gain from MMS. Primarily concerned with keeping costs down, productivity up, and everything running smoothly between departments, they are key stakeholders in your conversation about MMS, who will likely bring many concerns to the table.