Tag Archives: managed mobility solutions

Data management is what’s missing from MDM solutions

When it comes to the interpretation of mobile data usage policies, employees and employers are rarely on the same page. MDM solutions are effective at preventing unwanted apps on a mobile device, but unfortunately standard browsers can easily be used to subvert those protections by going straight to websites.

The real solution today not only demands the ability to establish boundaries around appropriate website access on mobile devices, but equally important is the ability to view ongoing employee data usage for the purpose of notifying or even restricting behavior in real-time, on unbilled data.

While the strength of MDMs are in device, inventory and content management, they do not fully address today’s employee data usage challenges in depth or breadth of functionality. MobilSentry™ Data Manager is designed to complement and extend MDM functionality by providing visibility to data usage on any device, at any time during the bill cycle. Management can then take appropriate actions to curtail the rapid growth in data costs.

Click here to learn how MobilSentry™ Data Manager works seamlessly with your current MDM solution to close data usage control gaps.

Biggest Loser World Cup? Your Company’s Data Plan from Streaming the Games?

Streaming one soccer match on company devices at high definition will consume 2 – 3GB per match. What if your company had the tools to know when and how much data was consumed by employees streaming World Cup matches?

Real-time monitoring offers the ability to not only have access to actionable feedback, but the ability to create alerts and set controls automatically. To automate means presetting thresholds to block content categories. This is the true definition of real-time control.

Knowing time and data amounts of content sites viewed in real-time provides the confidence companies need to implement alerts and notifications that modify the behavior of every data user.

If your company isn’t proactively reacting to data trends, consider real-time monitoring to avoid spikes in your mobile budget.

Only MobilSense can deliver the promise of real-time monitoring and control today, and we are happy to help. Click here to learn more about real-time data monitoring.

Most Popular Navigation App for Enterprise?

Apple Maps, Google Maps, and Waze have collectively represented America’s most popular consumer navigation mobile apps. The MobilSense Data Management platform confirms this to also be the case among enterprise mobile device users, but with three surprising twists.

Finding #1:
Apple Maps is currently the most widely used navigation mobile app in the enterprise. Beating Google Maps every month this year as it relates to number of devices using it. This is owing partially to the fact that a plurality of mobile devices in the enterprise are iOS, and Apple Maps is the default navigation app for that operating system.

Finding #2:
Despite Waze being reasonably popular for consumer mobile devices, that popularity hasn’t quite translated with company owned mobile devices. Our historical reporting on the MobilSense platform, in terms of number of devices using it, shows Waze coming in a very far distant third.

Finding #3:
Though trailing Apple Maps in terms of number of devices using it in the enterprise, our analytics shows Google Maps winning the most important contest of them all: most efficient use of cellular data. Google Maps beat Apple Maps by a double-digit percentage in terms of data usage efficiency on a mobile network.

Take Away
Apple’s decision to replace Google Maps with their own native navigation means that Apple Maps will likely remain in the top spot if iOS maintains its position as the #1 operating system. However, for businesses who employee field workers reliant on mobile apps for navigation, creating a mobile data usage policy that automatically pushes the end user to Google Maps, instead of the significantly more data hungry Apple Maps, would be a money saving choice.

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