Looking Ahead to Mobile Growth

By | Ideas For Your Business

At this point, it’s an understatement to say the mobile landscape is growing.

More than 80 percent of the world’s population will have a smartphone by 2020 — a number that can be both daunting and exciting, given that there are now more mobile devices on the planet than people.

Mobile’s quick growth has implications in a number of areas, including healthcare, transportation and retail. Taken together, that means the mobile industry will increasingly impact the economy in years to come. Between 2009 and 2014, mobile contributed $548 billion to the United States GDP. Six of the 25 most valuable companies in the world make up parts of the mobile value chain: Apple, Google, China Mobile, Alibaba, Facebook and Verizon.

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In For the Long Haul: Sustainable mHealth Practices

By | Industry Focus

Healthcare in the United States is a $2.8 trillion industry that is only going to grow.

As consumer clamors for convenience and increased access continue, it is imperative that sustainable mHealth practices are used in order to make sure that the system does not collapse in on itself. Unexpected events in an industry so intimately acquainted with its consumers’ lives are not desirable.

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Around 10 million Americans became insured following the Affordable Care Act. Consumers attracted to the ease and potential efficiency of mHealth technologies are taking a renewed interest in their healthcare and treatment. Patients are interested in being their own health advocates and working more closely with HCPs.

These trends underscore an important point: the healthcare industry is becoming a consumer-driven market. The growth of mHealth and other healthcare trends indicate that we are in the middle of a growing New Health Economy, in which older business models don’t necessarily apply. Read More

An Introduction to mHealth

By | Industry Focus

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mHealth, or mobile health, is “the use of mobile and wireless devices to improve health outcomes, healthcare services and health research.” The field is poised to grow significantly in the next few years, especially since mobile devices are becoming faster and more efficient than ever. It’s worth looking into, especially if you’re interested in the ways in which mobile technology and healthcare are going to working together in the future.  Read More

The History of Mobile

By | Enterprise Mobility, Thought Leadership

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For the first time in three years, iPhones have taken over the mobile phone market in the United States, driving Android to second place. The shift marks the increasing importance of mobile technology, and serves a reminder of how mobile didn’t even exist a hundred years ago. We took it as a chance to look back and find out more: how did mobile happen to begin with? Read More

Atlanta Mobility Radio: Louis Gump with Digital Current, LLC

By | Ideas For Your Business

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This episode covers the growth of mobile: the biggest milestones, and where mobile is headed. We work to define mobile while pinpointing keys for mobile success in any industry and talking about ways in which mobile is transforming consumer and business behavior. Learn more about Atlanta’s place in the global marketplace for mobile technology leadership and find out where things are headed. How is mobile technology going to change in the next year alone? Read More

What Would a Mobile Retail Store Look Like in 2020?

By | Industry Focus

In 2020, you’re going to want to use your phone to pay for everything. Credit cards? They’re so a decade ago. Why bother with a wallet, really, when you can just take your phone everywhere and do everything with it?

You’ll use your phone to pay for that Vanilla Coke you found so tempting in the work vending machine. On Saturday, you’ll be able to use your phone — and that’s just your phone — to pay for your artisanal pumpkin bread at the local farmer’s market. And on Sunday, when you’re fancy dress shopping, you’ll take your phone to Nordstrom and use it there too.

The limit (to the situations in which you’ll be able to pay with your phone) does not exist.

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Atlanta Mobility Radio: StarMobile, Inc. and Covello

By | Ideas For Your Business

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This episode covers the growth of mobile technologies for the enterprise. Learn more about using mobile technologies to help users in a focused way and growing companies in a collaborative fashion.

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Covello is a collaborative growth company that acts as an engine to help companies cultivate and implement game-changing ideas through the power of relationships, disruptive collaboration and technology. Companies seeking new growth opportunities via creative people, spaces and products should contact us.

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Introducing Support Analytics: Enterprise Mobility Services

By | Product Updates

picjumbo.com_IMG_7446Phones are crashing and you work at a help desk. Call after call comes in, and everyone needs a solution.

Why are the phones crashing? Is there a pattern? How many crashes are unreported? Will this update help? Is a certain app part of the problem?

Sitting at the help desk, you try to figure it out but find yourself royally stuck. There isn’t a go-to resource, so the problem is referred from one person to another in the hopes that someone can figure it out.

So there’s another associate wasting time calling the help desk, and you’re still not sure how to help them. Or — possibly even worse — there’s an entirely undetected problem at play and employees aren’t using their phones out of sheer frustration.

This situation happens time and time again. People spend valuable time searching for answers and pointing fingers at each other: the network, the hardware, the software, the MDM. The list could go on. All of this happens because of a lack of visibility: what’s really the status of your mobile fleet? And can issues be found in a matter of minutes, rather than hours and days?

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