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Translating Wavelink’s Reporting Features For BI / Analytics

As everyone is aware by now, Big Data and BI / Analytics continues to be a significant part of Gartner’s top 10 priorities for CIOs for 2012 (see, for example: http://www.gartner.com/it/page.jsp?id=1826214).  This makes it one of the top 10 priorities for supply chain managers as well.   What many supply chain organizations and their supporting partners may not be aware of, is that they have some unique data that can be added to the BI / Analytics toolkit via their already deployed Wavelink device management and device client applications.   All that is needed is a little effort to map the Wavelink reported statistics onto the enterprise’s other BI / Analytic framework.

Wavelink Avalanche provides a wealth of device management reporting to supply chain management operations.  Not only does it supply pre-configured, off-the-shelf reports, but the system is flexible enough to support creation of custom reports by the end-user or by a certified Wavelink partner.   Data provided in these reports would fall under the category of “Dashboarding”, “Advanced Analytics with Drill-down”, and/or, “Scorecarding and KPIs”, using the current vernacular of BI / Analytics (see, “Driving SMB Efficiency With Business Intelligence,” for example).   However, unlike those more general reports, Wavelink provided data adds an additional dimension to the reporting by focusing specifically on the mobile device assets used in real-time supply chain operations.   For customers using Wavelink’s Emulation Clients, (Telnet, or WIB), there are even more real-time statistics available for reporting, and would make an excellent input to “Exception Handling and Alerting”, functions of BI / Analytics applications.

So, how do supply chain managers take advantage of these features to support their CIO’s BI / Analytics functions?

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MDM Market Report Highlights Wavelink: Guest Blog From Galvin Consulting

The post below comes from Carolyn Galvin of Galvin Consulting, and is her exclusive contribution regarding Wavelink and the recent “Key Consideration in Evaluating & Selecting a MDM Solution” study. Hope you enjoy it!

Hello everyone! My name is Carolyn Galvin and I founded the market research firm Galvin Consulting. We are a global network of analysts and researchers specializing in market research, competitive research, and customer satisfaction research. The reason I’m writing this post for you today is because we recently released our latest mobility study on the Mobile Device Management market entitled “Key Considerations in Evaluating & Selecting a MDM Solution.” Our study includes key findings from in-depth interviews with chairmen, SVPs and EVPs at top-tier MDM vendors, including Wavelink. Together, Wavelink and I thought it would be helpful to give you a flavor for what’s in the study, so let’s dive in.

The report highlights how BYOD and the Consumerization of IT have transformed the mobility market and impacted organizations’ reliance on mobile device management solutions, particularly in highly regulated industries such as healthcare and financial services, and among large organizations with geographically dispersed employee populations. 

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10 Lessons for Managing Mobile Devices via Forrester

I know this is slightly behind us (Sept.), but I thought I’d share on the heels of our webinar yesterday, which discussed MDM for the Entire Enterprise and the current state of the MDM landscape. The article comes via Network World and is a run-down of the top 10 lessons learned about managing mobile devices. I won’t spoil any of the 10 lessons because it’s a good, quick read, but take a look and tell us what you think in the comments, or on Twitter or Facebook!

10 Lessons for Managing Mobile Devices, via Network World and Forrester

 

Benvingut from Barcelona and Training Tuesday

Training Tuesday! Wavelink’s Certified Partner Training Program

Ok, ok, I know it’s not Tuesday but our blog admin was a day late getting this out. Regardless, here’s the latest look at our upcoming training classes and some pictures from Barcelona. As you know, Wavelink’s Certified Partner Training Program is designed to meet the training needs of our channel partners and blends traditional academic classroom lectures with applied learning in a lab environment.  The goal of Wavelink’s Certified Partner Training Program is to prepare the student to become an expert in utilizing one or more of Wavelink’s products.

Take a look at the upcoming courses and enjoy the pictures!

Course Date(s) Course(s) Location
04/19/2011 to 04/20/2011 Speakeasy w/ Reformatter Chicago, IL
05/17/2011 to 05/19/2011 Avalanche MC 5.0 Dallas, TX
06/07/2011 to 06/09/2011 Avalanche SE & Emulation 7.3 Bracknell, UK

Wavelink training sessions:   Register Now

Speakeasy Video and ProMat 2011

Wavelink Team

We’re on the road again this week in Chicago attending ProMat 2011. During show hours on Monday, the folks from Warehouse IQ stopped by and filmed our very own Greg Berger demonstrating Speakeasy. We’ve posted it below as well as a few pictures from the show. If you’re at the show, stop by and see it for yourself!

Greetings From Europe! Wavelink on the Road

Our worldwide tour continues as we send along a few pictures from the Retail Business Technology Expo in London and the Motorola Roadshow in Berlin.

We’re demonstrating the new German UI of Avalanche in Berlin and if you are at either event, please stop by to see Avalanche Smartphone Management and grab some free gifts. Also, if you haven’t checked out our upcoming webinar schedule, do so now and learn more about Cisco phone management as well as the aforementioned Smartphone Management.

Enjoy!

Wavelink on the Road! Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas

Good morning everyone! We’re on the road in Las Vegas this week for the Motorola Channel Partner Expo. Today is the last day of the event, so if you’re in town for the show and haven’t dropped by, there is still time to do so. We’re demonstrating the soon to be released Avalanche smartphone support and also snapped some pictures just before the doors opened for last night’s session. Hope you enjoy them!


Bienvenido from Mexico City!

Training Tuesday (With Pictures)! Wavelink’s Certified Partner Training Program

Here’s the latest look at our upcoming training classes. Wavelink’s Certified Partner Training Program is designed to meet the training needs of our channel partners.  The program blends traditional academic classroom lectures with applied learning in a lab environment.  The goal of Wavelink’s Certified Partner Training Program is to prepare the student to become an expert in utilizing one or more of Wavelink’s products.

Upcoming courses:

Course Date(s) Course(s) Location
04/05/2011 to 04/07/2011 Avalanche MC 5.0 Munich
04/19/2011 to 04/20/2011 Speakeasy w/ Reformatter Chicago, IL
05/17/2011 to 05/19/2011 Avalanche MC 5.0 Dallas, TX
06/07/2011 to 06/09/2011 Avalanche SE & Emulation 7.3 Bracknell, UK

Wavelink training sessions:   Register Now

And now to the pictures! I was able to snap a few pictures of the recent Mexico City training session, and thought you all might like to see. Enjoy!

Smartphones and Mobile Devices: What Data is Safe Anymore?

With our recent announcement about the soon-to-be released Smartphone support from Avalanche, we are obviously paying greater attention to not only just traditional mobile device management topics, but more and more to those that involve Smartphones, tablets, etc. I missed this column when it came out, but it brings up some very interesting questions regarding the safety of data on employee and corporate owned devices.

The column points to a recent California Supreme Court ruling that information contained on a mobile device, can be accessed by police without a warrant. Now, for most of us that means little, but the author makes a compelling case about how that could cause some serious security issues. For example, a doctor caught speeding and his device, which happens to contain confidential patient information, is confiscated.

“The potential consequences to the hospital are devastating: Not only must it inform patients of a privacy breach (an effort which can, by itself, cost millions of dollars). It may also face fines and legal action for allowing the information to be revealed in the first place.”

It brings up some very interesting, and valid, concerns about how information is kept safe. As a side note, we will be demonstrating our Smartphone support on the road, so if you’d like to discuss this or other Smartphone topics, stop by one of these shows and say hello.

 

Training Tuesday! Wavelink’s Certified Partner Training Program

Here’s the latest look at our upcoming training classes. Wavelink’s Certified Partner Training Program is designed to meet the training needs of our channel partners.  The program blends traditional academic classroom lectures with applied learning in a lab environment.  The goal of Wavelink’s Certified Partner Training Program is to prepare the student to become an expert in utilizing one or more of Wavelink’s products.

Upcoming courses:

Course Date(s) Course(s) Location
02/08/2011 to 02/10/2011 Avalanche MC 5.0 Mexico City, MX
02/22/2011 to 02/24/2011 Avalanche MC 5.0 Barcelona, SP
03/22/2011 to 03/24/2011 Avalanche SE 5.0/Emulation/WIB/Speakeasy Sao Paulo, BR

Wavelink training sessions:   Register Now

 

Also, in case you missed it we announced support for mobile printers and that we will soon be able to extend management to smartphones! If you have more questions on either and are attending one of our trainings, make sure to ask me for more information.