Enterprise Mobility Insights
By Stratix Corporation
Enterprise Mobility InsightsApr 08, 2021
Maximizing Warehouse Efficiency is Key to Supply Chain Success
While most of the supply chain issues that began with the pandemic have eased, the topic is still top of mind for business leaders for many reasons, including global instability, changed customer expectations, and the need to be nimble with all the continued economic uncertainty. Business leaders don't want to get caught out.
In this podcast with DTG's Connor Merrick and Cameron Shaheen, we look at the warehouse piece in the supply chain and talk about how getting every ounce of efficiency from your resources significantly improves your operations end-to-end.
The Economic Importance of Shared Devices
For nearly all organizations, mobile has evolved from a "nice to have" to a must-have – especially any organization that leverages frontline workers, like retail, healthcare, field services, etc. One way to get the benefits and keep costs under control is with shared device programs, but there are challenges, such as user accountability and managing access and permissions.
In this podcast, Brett Cooper, partner at BlueFletch, explains how to deliver great user experiences while maintaining a high level of control.
Business Users Take Notice at Apple WWDC 2023
At its 2023 Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple announced operating system and hardware improvements that will boost productivity for business users. In this podcast, Tony Glinski, Director of Apple Business at Stratix, also talks about Apple's new mixed reality headset. AR/VR has many business use cases, and the wearable from Apple is drawing lots of interest.
A CEO's Perspective on the Future of Enterprise Mobility
As Stratix celebrates 40 years in business, we asked CEO Louis Alterman to give us his take on the current state of enterprise mobility and where he sees it headed. From digital transformation to getting the maximum ROI, Louis runs through the biggest challenges for companies and what CEOs are thinking.
Breaking Barriers and Building Businesses: Stratix' Cofounder Bonney Shuman's Journey
As Stratix celebrates 40 years of great success in business, we went back to the beginning with cofounder Bonney Shuman in this podcast to talk about how the company got started, the challenges of launching a startup, and how Stratix evolved into what it is now.
In the 80s, the technology we were selling was still in its infancy, and Shuman literally had to write the book on some of it. As she recounts, her time was often split between playing teacher as well as saleswoman. Today, Bonney is paying it forward, helping young women become as successful in business as she has been.
Learning About Digital Transformation from the Hospitality Industry
While many industries like retail and restaurants are well into the adoption of mobile solutions that drive higher productivity and better customer experiences in their operations, the hospitality industry—for the most part—is at the early stages of its digital transformation. Some workflows, like booking, are highly digitized, but operations like housekeeping, front desk, event management, concierge, maintenance, and more are not quite there yet. Stratix recently worked with Samsung on an interactive video that shows many of the use cases.
In this podcast with Michael Blake, SVP and Chief Technology Officer at American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA), we dig into why digital transformation has been slower and where there's potential for improvement and rewards.
2023 Enterprise Mobility Outlook Report Analysis
After years of pandemic-related disruption, enterprises still face extreme uncertainty. The economic outlook is murky, supply chain issues are still with us, and the ongoing war in Ukraine is impacting energy costs.
In this year's 2023 Enterprise Mobility Outlook research, we set out to see how companies are investing in mobile solutions to be as nimble and efficient as possible so they can handle whatever difficulties may come.
In this podcast, Stratix Senior VP of Marketing Elizabeth Klingseisen explains the data—including how mobile is changing with more wearables and IoT use in business. Seventy-eight percent of companies say emerging tech will impact their overall IT management strategy.
How to Leverage the 'Amazon Effect' in Your Business
Amazon has drastically changed customer expectations. People assume that they can get nearly anything—from products to food—delivered to their doorsteps quickly and easily. With the pandemic, we've also seen a dramatic increase in buy online, pickup at stores. Consumers realized they liked it, and that trend continues.
It means retailers must meet the new customer expectations with seamless experiences between digital and brick-and-mortar. In this podcast, Stratix's Chief Strategy and Solutions Officer Alex Kalish looks at how mobile devices play a huge role at every step, including supply chain, inventory management, customer service, and point of sale.
How to Deal with IT Team Burnout
Fatigue is a significant problem with the demands on IT teams increasing every day. With technology being so critical to organizational success, you must find ways to relieve the pressure.
In this podcast, we'll dig into the causes of IT team burnout with Stratix's Ross Homans. He has some suggestions for what you can do about it.
How Data and Mobile Devices Can Solve Many Supply Chain Challenges
Supply chain problems are expected to continue for at least another year. In this third podcast in our series around the biggest challenges facing enterprises, our guests explain that some challenges, like shortages of raw materials, will just take time to resolve. Still, many logistics problems can be conquered through holistic supply chain visibility, and mobile devices play a key role in that.
How the Proliferation of Mobile Devices Is Changing Enterprise Security Tactics
The rapid growth in the use of mobile devices in enterprises is changing how we address IT security challenges. This podcast with experts from Stratix and VMware looks at what IT teams are up against and the best practices for preventing attacks.
The Right Mobile Technology Can Be One of the Great Resignation Antidotes
The "Great Resignation" is an ongoing trend where employers are seeing high levels of workers leaving their jobs. In the first of a new season of podcasts, Stratix's Mario DiAntonio explains how the right employee experiences with good technology can help keep employees longer.
The Proliferation of Mobile Devices in the Enterprise: Why Android Enterprise in a Mobile-Driven World
Mobile devices offer nimbleness, higher productivity, and better user experiences, so it's no wonder enterprises are adding more every day. In this podcast, we talk with Google's Sean Ginevan about the challenges of mobile, how the Android OS can help handle them, and the latest innovations that are creating new mobile use cases.
The End of 3G is an Opportunity to Improve Trucking
By the end of 2022, all the major carriers will shut down their 3G networks. One of the industries most affected is trucking, as many fixed in-cab data terminals rely on the old technology. So, what are trucking companies replacing older ELD devices with? In this podcast, Samsung's Gary Blohm explains the benefits of switching to mobile technology.
How Mobile Devices in Home Health Improve Patient Care and Productivity
The home healthcare industry continues to grow fast as baby boomers age and people prefer to stay in their own homes as long as they can. Keeping up with demand is putting a strain on providers, but mobile devices can help. In this podcast Samsung's Trevor Smith explains how.
Verizon Spells Out 5G's Business Benefits
Now that 5G is widely available, businesses can leverage it to improve user/customer experiences, raise productivity, and get a leg up on competitors. In this podcast, Verizon's Ryan Bowman explains how lower latency and increased wireless bandwidth lets organizations dream bigger about new projects that will give them a competitive advantage.
T-Mobile Explains What 5G Means for Business
5G is here. So, what do businesses need to know, and how can they leverage the faster speeds, lower latency, and ability to connect more devices? In this podcast, Paul Spencer, Director of Channel Partner Sales at T-Mobile, explains 5G and some of the possible use cases for enterprises.
Women in Technology: Creating Balance
As the pandemic starts to wind down, what will the future of work look like for women? We speak with three women leaders in technology to share their experiences of what it has been like to be a female in the tech industry during the pandemic and share how they have managed their careers throughout disruption.
2022 Enterprise Mobility Outlook Analysis
Stratix Senior Vice President of Marketing Elizabeth Klingseisen shares some of the most interesting findings from this year's research.
How Data Can Measure and Improve the Mobile User Experience
We talk a lot about the importance of the user experience and how it affects solution adoption, productivity, and ROI. The right tools and workflows are critical to ensure this. But how do you measure the user experience to get actionable data? In this podcast, Shari Christofferson, President at Mobile Systems Intelligence by Connect Inc., shows us how it can be done.
How Telecom Expense Management Brings ROI Through Visibility
Most organizations need a Telecom Expense Management (TEM) solution to keep mobile device costs down, and there's added benefits you get too. In this episode, Nathan Brown and Natasha Royer Coons of Advantix explain the fundamentals of TEM and how to ensure services fit your needs.
Getting Visibility at all Points in the Supply Chain
Supply chain issues are a major concern that is driving demand for more speed and efficiency. In this podcast with Honeywell's Robert Finney, we delve into how end-to-end visibility using digital and mobile tools helps meet customer expectations and business goals.
Building a Company Culture of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Strong organizations are those that benefit from a wide range of experiences, backgrounds, and opinions. The challenge in many companies is making sure all voices are heard.
At Stratix, we believe that a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion helps us be a leader in our industry. We recently held a panel discussion on how to build that culture and decided to share what we learned.
The Current Supply Chain Issues and How Mobile Can Help
You can’t watch the news without hearing about the current supply chain problems, with headlines dominated by pictures of ships at anchor and containers piling up at ports on both coasts. In this episode, Mike Hafner, VP of Manufacturing and Fulfillment at Zebra, explains exactly what’s causing the problem, and how mobile technology can help.
He says supply chain visibility is key along with finding new opportunities to digitize and automate workflows to increase efficiency.
Flexing Mobile in Restaurants
The restaurant industry has seen incredible disruption since the beginning of the pandemic, and many businesses have leveraged mobile technology to help overcome it. In this episode, Mad Mobile's Chief Growth Officer, Tod Monchecourt, talks about what we've learned and how those lessons are driving new opportunities.
Empowering Frontline Workers with the Right MDM Strategy
Frontline workers need mobile devices that improve their experiences to do their jobs efficiently. Yet, managing a large portfolio of distributed devices at scale is complex. In this episode, Shash Anand, VP of Product Strategy at SOTI, talks about the benefits of a Mobile Device Management (or MDM) solution to empower frontline workers with seamless provisioning, security, and support.
Managing Labor Shortages and Other Ways Mobile is Transforming Retail
Retailers face challenges at every turn—from the pandemic to supply chain issues and labor shortages. Customer expectations are also evolving. In this episode, Joe Hasenzahl, Senior Manager of Retail Mobility at Samsung, talks about the trends he's seeing and how retailers are using mobile solutions to tackle current challenges and create the experiences customer's demand.
MDM vs. EMM: What's the Difference?
With the proliferation of mobile devices in the workplace, it's critical to remotely manage devices wherever they are and keep them secure. In this episode, Stratix Product Manager Tim McCulley explains endpoint management solutions like Mobile Device Management (MDM) and Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) and provides best practices to select one for your enterprise.
What is Mobile First?
In this episode, Alex Kalish, Stratix Chief Strategy and Solution Officer, discusses the transformative value mobile has had for organizations and explains best practices for adopting a mobile-first strategy.
Why a Help Desk for Mobile Makes a Difference
In this episode, Lynn Kinnaman, Vice President of the Mobile Operations Center (MOC) at Stratix, and Tiarah Simon, Team Lead of the MOC, talk through how a help desk works, what pieces are required, and the things organizations need to consider the ensure that their employees get the right amount of support to keep them happy and productive.
Why Off-the-Shelf Doesn't Work for Enterprise Mobility
In this episode, Stratix's Director of Mobile Solution Architecture, Dipesh Hinduja, joins us to talk through the main components of effective mobile solution design. An entire lifecycle must be mapped out for the mobility program to ensure good user experiences and the right outcomes.
Building Trust in Order to Drive Customer Success
Delivering value to customers starts with understanding their business and crafting solutions to help them achieve their business goals. In this episode, Damon LoSchiavo, VP of Customer Success & Implementation at T-Mobile, explains his company's philosophy and how it measures customer success.
How Mobile Devices Can Improve Worker Safety and Lower Liability
We sit down with Joe Boyle, CEO of Truce Software and Kip Wagner, Chief Revenue Officer at Stratix, to discuss how mobile devices can be used to improve frontline worker safety and lower legal liability.
What Do Apple's WWDC 2021 Announcements Mean for the Enterprise?
With iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, Apple solves some work from home challenges for enterprises that should help improve productivity. Tony Glinski, Director of Apple Business at Stratix, attended the WWDC 2021 virtual event. In this episode, he reviews key highlights that are of special interest to Apple enterprise customers.
How to Increase Security of Your Enterprise’s Android Platform
Brett Cooper, Partner at BlueFletch, and Ross Homans, VP of Operations at Stratix, discuss the challenges IT has in implementing and deploying secure Android devices while giving enterprises flexibility and delivering a seamless end-user experience.
Technology in Home Health for Better Patient Outcomes
Jennifer Maxwell of Maxwell Healthcare Associates explains how mobile technology is driving productivity and better patient outcomes in home healthcare.
Best Practices for Building a Sustainable 1:1 Technology-led Program for your School
Industry experts from Stratix and HP discuss how to develop a plan to manage a school's 1:1 program next year, and into the future. Learn actionable best practices for supporting and managing a sustainable technology-led program at scale for your school.
The True Cost of Mobile Technology: How Fully Understanding Your Total Cost of Ownership Can Improve ROI
In this podcast episode, Ross Homans, VP Operational Programs at Stratix, explains the true cost of ownership of mobile programs and what enterprises need to consider when budgeting.
How Android is Driving Digital Transformation for Enterprises
In this podcast episode, Sean Ginevan, Head of Global Strategy and Digital Partnerships at Google, shares how Android Enterprise evolved in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and more broadly, the changes he’s seen in how enterprises prioritize, invest and approach mobile transformation initiatives. He also provides his perspective on new ways enterprises are using technologies like Artificial Intelligence and voice-based technologies to create personalized digital experiences.
Mobile-First to Mobile-Only
Mobile technology has played a huge role in 2020 as channels of commerce scaled up curbside shopping, contactless payment, and delivery services to better server customers. In our next podcast episode, Dipesh Hinduja, Stratix Mobile Solution Architect Director looks forward at the mobile technology trends retailers will see in 2021 and gives advice on how to set up a mobile blueprint to leverage it.
What Comes After Disruption?
A Sneak Peak at the 2021 Enterprise Mobility Outlook Report
We recently partnered with VDC Research to survey IT decisions makers and find out how they navigated the disruption we saw in 2020. In this episode, Elizabeth Klingseisen, Senior Marketing Vice President at Stratix, gives us a behind-the-scenes look into the survey results. What did we learn – and what does the outlook for 2021 look like?
Digital Transformation for Railroads: No Longer a Strategy, But a Necessity
In this podcast episode, we speak with the co-founders of Heartwood, Raj Raheja and Neil Wadhawan, about digital transformation in the rail industry and the transformative way they are preparing their engineers and inspectors with new training using virtual interactive technologies.
Managing the Rapid Rise in Demand for Telehealth & Virtual Care
Dain McCracken, Director of Healthcare at Samsung, joins our podcast to explore how healthcare organizations are leveraging technology to manage the rapid rise and demand for home health and virtual care.
The Hybrid Hustle
Zoom fatigue is real and sales teams who have transitioned from a mix of phone calls and in-person meetings to solely online meetings can attest to that. In this episode, we talk with Gary Heusner, President at Lextech, about how they are helping enterprise sales teams re-define the employee experience without sacrificing efficiency or interactive engagement.
Training Restaurant Employees During Times of Uncertainty
In this episode, we speak with Paul Bradley, Director of Product Management at PlayerLync, to find out what effects the pandemic has had on training and communication in the restaurant industry. He explains how mobile-enabled learning is helping leading restaurants adjust and scale up new capabilities to gain a competitive advantage.
Virtual Learning Tech Support: Lessons Learned from 2020
In this episode, we speak with Diane Ashby, National Sales Manager for Education at Samsung, about what school systems and IT teams should consider for successful virtual and hybrid learning programs - now and into the future.
The Future of K-12 Education – Beyond the Four Walls
In this episode, we chat with Christine Burkette, Former CIO of the Detroit Schools Community District and current CEO of Promising Integration Consulting Firm, about how school districts can navigate the challenges of the modern classroom. Get firsthand advice on how schools can build a sustainable distance learning program.
Protecting Our Kids from Cyber Harm
In this special episode, we speak with Titania Jordan, Chief Parenting Officer at Bark, to learn how schools and parents can better protect their students during this time.
Managing Social Distancing in Warehouses
In this episode we chat with two Zebra Technology industry leaders to explore the different technologies and processes warehouses are using to keep workers safe while continuing to drive productivity in their warehouses.
High Touch in a No Touch World
We engage Joe Hasenzahl, Senior Manager of B2B Mobility at Samsung, for insights on the contactless future of retail operations.