The Risk of Mobile Hotspots in the Enterprise
Lack of control over mobile hotspot devices has Enterprise IT on edge
Webinar Tuesday, June 4, 2013 10am PT
The same smartphone employees use to update Facebook and to entertain their kids is accessing the corporate network. Mobile hotspot devices have created new network access points that enterprise IT is unable to audit or control.
In this webinar, we will investigate these concerns and discuss the roles of the operator, the consumer and enterprise IT in managing mobile hotspot devices. Specifically, we will discuss:
- Top enterprise mobile hotspot concerns, based on a national survey of IT managers
- Why BYON (Bring-Your-Own-Network) poses new challenges beyond BYOD
- How on-device policy controls for mobile hotspots can empower enterprises and consumers
- What operators and device makers can do to alleviate concerns and drive adoption
The march of iOS and Android smartphones and tablets into the enterprise has been unrelenting. Many enterprises, caught off-guard, reacted by quickly implementing MDM (mobile device management) solutions believing they were adequately protected. However, most MDM solutions only provide a subset of what is needed to address each organization’s unique challenges. A more thorough and customizable approach is needed to prepare the enterprise to move beyond “managing mobile” to truly mobilizing the business.
Learn from industry expert and Aragon Research analyst, Mike Anderson, how a more holistic view provided by EMM – enterprise mobile management – allows enterprises to better leverage the power of today’s connected devices.
Featuring Guest Speaker from T-Mobile USA
According to a recent survey, 62% of consumers have used smartphones as personal hotspots to connect Wi-Fi devices to the Internet, an increase of 9% since last May. However, almost 40% said they don’t use their personal hotspots on a regular basis, and many still have concerns around cost, usability and plan options. Are current features and pricing for hotspot service driving adoption or constraining it? Is the hotspot device of choice a smartphone or a dedicated puck? Are mobile operators missing the boat when it comes to personal mobile hotspots?
These questions, along with complete survey results, will be discussed in this webinar, with guest commentary by the senior product manager responsible for mobile broadband at T-Mobile USA. Join us as we explore the findings and the implications for mobile operators and device manufacturers.
Presented by RCR Wireless, featuring Smith Micro
Public safety departments demand a reliable, adaptable network connectivity solution that provides secure, persistent mobile access to both broadband and Wi-Fi networks. For field personnel, mobile connectivity to critical dispatch systems cannot be compromised when health and safety are on the line. But how do public safety organizations remain connected while facing volatile networks, intensive security requirements, and rising support costs?
In this webinar, hosted by RCR Wireless, experts at Smith Micro will explore the fundamental challenges and requirements for designing, building, and operating public safety LTE networks—as well as user experience, connectivity, and video streaming needs of public safety IT organizations and end users.
Presented by Ovum Research and Smith Micro
Data offload is one of the key challenges facing mobile network operators (MNOs) today. In fact, recent Ovum research indicates that 70% of MNOs surveyed already have, or plan to have, a data offload solution in place by the end of 2012.
Wi-Fi, Small Cells, and 4G LTE are all being touted as panaceas for solving the data congestion problem, but where should MNOs start to address this critical issue, and what do consumers have to say about it?
Based on first-hand market research conducted by Ovum and Smith Micro, this webinar will contrast current MNO data offload strategies with consumer response to different connection methods.
Windows 8 promises a number of connectivity advantages over previous versions of Windows, including improved WWAN Management and additional broadband API’s. With a new Metro UI and a classic Desktop UI to support, operators still have plenty of work to integrate backend systems and offer the advanced connection management features subscribers have come to expect. Learn how to enhance your Windows 8 strategy and create the best overall user experience.
Data offload has become a top priority for mobile network operators dealing with network congestion. The key to implementing an effective offload strategy is to manage mobile data traffic where it starts - at the device - before traffic gets onto the core network. Learn why controlling data traffic at the source is essential to delivering the highest levels of mobile network performance and subscriber satisfaction.
As consumers increasingly demand data on the move, the use of Wi-Fi hotspots continues to climb. For mobile carriers, that trend poses some potential problems. Solving these problems can give operators new methods of managing and monetizing these Wi-Fi connections. Learn what these problems are and how to solve them.
While some may believe that the value of voicemail has vanished, a casualty of texting and social networking, smart operators like Sprint are finding ways to engage customers and create new revenue opportunities through enhanced voicemail services. See how voicemail no longer is something you hear, but it’s something you can see, manage and share, just like email. Learn how voicemail still has sex appeal that’s worth paying for and how it can pay off for you, too.
The rapid growth in data consumption from mobile devices, known as a "data tsunami," has driven mobile operators to consider alternatives to manage network congestion. This webinar will describe how a targeted approach to the mobile data overload problem can provide a more cost-effective, immediate solution for managing mobile data eruptions.
Mobile hotspot devices, such as wireless router "pucks" and smartphones, are gaining popularity, but some carriers are struggling to keep usability complaints and support costs in check. Learn how Smith Micro can provide an easier, better-managed mobile broadband experience for consumers.
Consumerization and BYOD (bring your own device) trends have enterprise IT struggling with a host of new challenges these trends have brought. Our webinar will review some of the most pressing concerns and offer some advice on how to best address these.
BYOD (bring your own device) is one of the growing trends adopted by enterprise companies as the consumerization of IT takes hold. After smartphones and tablets, there is another device that is rapidly gaining adoption, especially in the enterprise. That device is the mobile hotspot. These devices allow you to take a 3G/4G broadband connection and share it wirelessly with up to five other devices. Enterprises will want to be sure to employ their security and connection policies to these devices as well.
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