The Mobility Revolution
Jacob Mollohan, Senior Marketing Specialist
August 28, 2018
The digital transformation is shaping the way the world operates. What used to take days or weeks can now be done with the click of a button. One person with a smartphone has more computing power than NASA had in the successful moon landing missions. These changes don’t occur in a vacuum, they impact the lives of people everywhere.
And like any change, the fastest to adapt will thrive. To give you a quick idea of this explosive growth, look at the timeline of mobile devices:
- 1983 First analogue mobile phone
- 1993 IBM Simon – the first smartphone
- 2007 295 million subscribers on 3G networks worldwide
- 2009 3G networks overwhelmed by the growth of bandwidth-intensive applications
- 2010 4G enters the market
- 2017 5G testing around the world
- 2020 6 billion mobile users and the rise of IoT
One person with a smartphone has more computing power than NASA had in the successful moon landing missions.
In only a few decades the entire realm of human connection has dramatically altered. From the first time someone sent a handwritten letter to the latest trending tweet, we are more interconnected than ever. The explosion of mobile growth has brought a wide array of opportunities to industries across the world. Innovative companies are leveraging the flexibility and freedom mobility offers to gain competitive advantages. Whether it be employees in the field, or executives on international travel, staying connected is crucial to a fast-paced workforce.
The digital transformation is altering the landscape of business at every level. Not only that, but it’s speeding up. New apps and technologies enter the market every day. 98% of businesses report that employees use mobile devices for their job.
Out of this, Managed Mobility Services has arisen. Whenever a change in technology occurs, new opportunities present themselves. Managed Mobility Services includes the entire life-cycle of mobility management – from staging and kitting, monitoring and securing, all the way up to end-of-life disposition. This is all a part of the ongoing digital transformation – the future.
Discovering your mobility needs and opportunities is a key step toward managing your mobile environment. The right strategies will allow you to optimize the cost and time investments involved. From spending time waiting on hold for support, to monitoring high data users, there are both soft and hard costs to consider.
Without a mobility strategy, you may be investing way more resources than you even know. Squandering that time and cost takes away from your ability to innovate your business. Simply put; lacking a mobility strategy isn’t good enough anymore.