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Mobility Trends That Will Change Business

I came across this article thanks to the Enterprise Mobility Forums Twitter feed, and wanted to share it with you all. The article comes from InformationWeek, and discusses a few interesting topics that are very applicable to our space. There are a couple of things it highlights that I’d like to point out, and urge you to read the rest and tell us what jumps out at you. Onto the article…

First, that with the emergence of enterprise-level smartphone use, it’s becoming increasingly important for an enterprises strategy to incorporate a vender agnostic approach.

“An important outcome of this trend is that a majority of the workforce, not just the top executives, will have mobile access and will expect access to more than email. This will require businesses to change their application, development, and services strategies…”

The other item that I found particularly well put, was the summary/idea of enterprise mobility management. The author has done a great job in defining it as the next generation of mobile device management; one that incorporates new mobility and traditional aspects of MDM such as security and application management.

“[Enterprise Mobility Management] is a combination of mobile device management, security management, applications management, and services and expense management.”

Check out the complete article and tell us what you think!

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!

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.

Pictures From Amsterdam and Training Tuesday!

Welcome back to another installment of Training Tuesday!

As they say in the Netherlands, Amsterdam is the Venice of the North.

As you can see in the pictures below, we had a good turnout and a lot of fun in Amsterdam. Great class participation and lots of positive feedback on Avalanche Mobility Center 5.o. The courses are hands-on focused, to convey a practical application of the Avalanche products.

Thank you to our partners who attended & it was great to get to know you all.

The week of November 8th we will be in Europe. Register soon before the class fills up.

Upcoming courses:

Course Date(s) Course(s) Location
10/6/2010 to 10/7/2010 Avalanche MC 5.0 Amsterdam, NL
11/9/2010 to 11/10/2010 Speakeasy w/Reformatter London, UK
12/7/2010 to 12/9/2010 Avalanche MC 5.0 Phoenix, AZ
Click here to register for an upcoming class!

New Avalanche Video & Announcing Remote Control 4.0

Good afternoon! As you may have seen, today we announced the release of Remote Control 4.0. Remote Control 4.0 for Avalanche features a new web-based interface with the ability to remotely connect to any device over the WLAN or WWAN from any standard web browser. This allows administrators to troubleshoot and remedy device and application problems and provide end-user support and training remotely. You can read more about the release here.

We’ve also released our newest Avalanche product video. The video covers the various benefits of Avalanche and has some great footage. I hope you take a few minutes and check it out and leave a comment! The video is available on our YouTube page, located here.

Worry-Free Mobile Device Management and a New Video

Today we announced our new offering of Avalanche Managed Services. I won’t go into too much detail, but we now provide a fully functioning mobile device management solution to organizations that may not have the resources available to proactively monitor and manage the wireless ecosystem on a 24×7 basis. We’ve leveraged Avalanche, and have created a solution that gives subscribers peace of mind knowing their enterprise is securely and efficiently being managed, without them ever needing to lift a finger. In essence, we do all the work. We’re also hosting a live, free Webinar to introduce the new offering on Thursday.

To continue to the Managed Services topic, VDC recently had an interesting write-up on Managed Services in the mobility space, specifically looking at Intel and McAfee. The write-up has some pretty astounding figures in terms of grown within the space. Check it out and tell us what you think.

Finally, I found a new Avalanche video produced by our friends at Datalogic Mobile via their Facebook page this morning. Stop by and see what a nice good they did!

New Avalanche Video

Quick post to let you know that we’ve released the first, of what will be many, Avalanche “Features Spotlight” videos. The idea is that we take one feature of the product and highlight it in two minutes or so. Hopefully, this provides a quick way to learn more about the product for end-users and partners alike. Stay tuned for a look at scan-to-configure and Remote Control in the coming weeks.

Check it out and tell us what you think!

Broadband Devices Driving Mobile Market Gains

I actually just saw this headline this morning in another popular blog spot and the timing seemed appropriate. We are seeing a huge upswing in the need for organizations to track, monitor and manage personal and business-class devices. Unlike traditional AIDC devices, most business class devices are designed for Broadband first and Wi-Fi second, putting a lot more data on the cellular carrier networks.

I find it interesting that the article talks in terms of market saturation, but what I am also hearing here is the potential for network saturation. One of the things that Wavelink Engineering has spent significant time on is making sure that a multi-modal Mobile Device will choose the best medium for updates, and restricting large updates to only those connections that meet a configurable minimum adapter link speed.

The article also talks about the efficiency and cost-effective nature of text messaging. We thought about that too. We can reach out to a multi-modal device first using SMS messaging to ask it to perform an update without knowing whether Wi-Fi or Broadband is available. When the device receives the message requesting an update, it can automatically choose the best network to perform that update.

Anyway, I’m watching the growth of iPhone, Android and Blackberry closely, and I’ll be curious to see how it plays itself out in the AIDC market.

Avalanche 5.0 Wins Network Products Guide Award

As we’ve previously blogged about, we are coming closer and closer to the public release of Avalanche 5.0. It’s nice to see that all the hard work is already beginning to pay off with the announcement that Avalanche 5.0 won the Wireless Broadband Mobility Innovation Award from Network Products Guide. You can read our announcement here, and also read the full review here.

Thanks Network Products Guide!

Also, this is shaping up to be a busy week, so make sure you are subscribed to receive email alerts when we add new posts. You can sign-up to the right of this post. We’ll be back later and try to add some pictures from the Motorola Channel Partner Expo.