When we think of Mobile Device Management, what comes to mind first, second? third? I submit that everyone will have a different take on this subject. The reason being is that from its core, mobile device management is quickly cascading into mobile small computer management. As the proliferation of highly adaptive devices spreads like wildfire in the enterprise ( Iphone, Adroid, Blackberry) how are IT staff and wireless managers going to deal with all the parts? I believe a new breed of super managed providers will start to emerge as victors in the fray of the sea of MDM vendors. Take for example looking at a combination of a “perfect storm” of these three players for an interpretation of a potent connection of services: RoamBI, Boxtone and GSG . With this mix you would have real-time business data, application business intelligence, mobile management, monitoring and support, security, expense management, sourcing, invoice managent and cost optimization. So, is this on the radar screen for major players? Time will only tell. With multi-platform, multi-carrier, multi-function device management, companies is this space will have quite a muti-facited task when multiplying these task components together.
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Mobile data usage is absolutely surging, average U.S. subscriber chomping down about 230 megabits of data per month! This is a 50% increase in just six months. IMHO a whole new industry is going to form just to manage this data as the networks grow faster and stronger. Similar to the way operating systems in the computer were app/platform driven and then migrated to web based applications. You can see this happening as various mobile OS’s proliferate. There will be a time when the mobile OS battle won’t matter,nor apps as the only thing that will be important is access to the mobile cloud.
OK, I am officially an iPad fan, now. This little monster rocks, it is a magnet for people to speak about what they could do with it in the field. This device with the right applications will be a very effective sales tool. I will receive my MIFI on Thursday to go mobile with it! More to come on that subject. I am interested in the Citrix and GotoMyPC development. This could harness a whole new set of verticals that were previously discounted when the phone was too small and the tablet PC to expensive for data collection, this will do well for companies like ProntoForms.
The main question on the new MS Windows 7 mobile phone; is will it penetrate the market to any real levels. Google and Apple are so far ahead, but having a real Outlook client on the 7 device does bring some clarity to the platform. Yes we know this is a HD Zune phone when you really get down to user interface for the most part, with some much needed “hubbing” for our hyper interconnected world. But, will adoption happen in the enterprise without backward capable apps? That’s a head scratcher. Will MS pick someone besides AT&T as a premier partner..come on, we need a CDMA relief valve.
Sure your new Blackberry, Droid or Iphone is a great piece of productivity. Now what about that service pricing, ouch!….The MNVO market is heating up providing rates up to 40% less of the traditional carriers on these heavy data centric devices, have you looked into it? Well, We have.. and can start Smartphone pricing plans with voice and data at $13.99 per month for low users.. how you say? contact us!
Very interested to see how social geo-marketing companies like foursquare www.foursquare.com will play a role in the combined SEO/Mobile applications merging technology. I will admit, this is fascinating how Geo-social networking is an entirely different approach when the element of a game or bragging rights is involved.
I eagerly await Verizon’s response to this change of data plans by AT&T. As these new “curbing” plans go into place on AT&T and customers bills go through the roof, you will see an emergence of throttling applications become more visible. I am a big fan of MobileIron http://www.mobileiron.com who has a great tool set for proactive data management on iphones. I could see these folks at MobileIron, cheering this decision as another reason for device management and control applications to begin moving outward.
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