Almost half of all workers in the world are mobile and are in need of the right combination of technologies and services to safely and effectively communicate—be it they are at home or on the road. A combined mobility solution is made up of software (security and management), hardware devices (smartphones, tablets, and notebooks), and cellular wireless activation services.

Several employees already have hand-held or use devices like phones or tablets for personal use; these devices can sometimes be designated for organizational use as well. Organizations are sometimes faced with the challenge of bring-your-own-devices (BYOD) method: which devices, what carrier, and who will support the solution. Is the organization having a policy and does this policy include standardization of operating systems, handheld devices, and streamlined operations for a wireless broadband environment?

Seamless connectivity services can include Wi-Fi in the local network and cellular wireless for remote access. The right mobility solution increases productivity end-to-end, decreases costs associated with management and OPEX and CAPEX expenditures, and offers a flexible work environment to enhance customer and employee satisfaction.

Mobile Device Management (MDM) is a kind software application that requires serious consideration for any organization searching a mobility solution. The software contains policy and security management capabilities varying many different operating systems or platforms such as Apple, Android, RIM (BlackBerry), Symbian, and Windows. The above applications specifically are designed after the client server architecture where software is centralized on a backend server and a client component embedded on the end system device.

An MDM solution provides the following standard functionalities:

  • Application Management—Establish, update, and wipe
  • Policy—Develop and control the operational aspects of the mobile network
  • Inventory—Licenses, version control, provision, and support
  • Security Management—Enforce password settings, encryption, and remote lock and wipe

 Benefits of mobility to an organization

A mobility solution makes sure your organization operates smoothly with cutting-edge technology, in the following ways:

  • Smartphones
  • Notebooks
  • Tablets
  • Routers
  • Data collection terminals
  • Wireless cards and adapters
  • Hotspots
  • Security Suites

How Can I Help My Organization Embrace Mobility Solutions?

It’s important to consider the following questions when considering a mobility solution:

  • How quick are you able to react to and identify a violation of your mobile policy?
  • What activities are you engaged in to manage and procure devices to optimize your wireless spend?
  • What mobile IT resources are needed for employees to remain effective and efficient?
  • What is the total cost involved to your organization for providing and maintaining IT resources?
  • Are you treating several OSs and form factors?
  • How personal liable devices are currently secured?
  • Is it necessary to activate new lines of service for smartphones or embedded notebooks?

What Comprises a Mobility Solution?

GDS national providers can link you to your resources with activation and extra services. GDS assist you turn over the operational aspects to someone you can trust to have the right amount of expertise and experienced personnel to deliver it.

GDS Account Manager and solutions architects assigned are prepared to help you with every stage of selecting and leveraging the right solution for your IT environment. GDS technique includes:

  • A preliminary learning process to understand your goals, requirements, and budget
  • An evaluation of current existing environment and definition of project requirements
  • In-depth vendor evaluations, recommendations, future design, and proof of concept
  • Procurement, configuration, and deployment of the final solution
  • Currently running project measurements to meet SLAs
  • Overall product lifecycle assistance
  • Effective device and solution management platform
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