Hello from the 48th floor of the Marriott Marquis in Times Square. What a truly amazing view of the New York City skyline from this location. Today was an incredibly wonderful, albeit hectic day. While it was filled with both planned and unplanned meetings, I knew it was going to be a great day by the time I met with the participants of the opening keynote panel I was moderating at the Mobile Business Conference at Interop.
As I get ready to watch the New England Patriots play the New York Jets (I hope we crush them), I wanted to let you know I just created a new group on LinkedIn called Enterprise Mobility Managed Services. As our space continues to evolve, there's a growing trend where companies are looking not to manage mobility on their own, but work with a third party to actually help them with it...this will of course ultimately evolve to mobile outsourcing, but until then, let's have a LinkedIn group for managed services.
Hot off the press at 3am this morning, Verizon announced today that it is now offering both through Verizon Wireless and Verizon Business a new suite of mobility management services for wireless expense management, logistics, mobile device management, security and mobile application management. This is some pretty interesting news, but I wonder how successful this will ultimately be.
One of the cool things I get to do as part of my job is talk to leading vendors in the world of enterprise mobility. That’s not only very fun and enjoyable, but a great way for me to learn about their future plans and see what their thoughts are around the enterprise mobility space.
What excites me most however, is when I get to learn from IT and Line of Business decision makers – the ones who are actually using the “stuff” (that’s the technical term).