5 Tools to Make Mobility Work

Download free, peer-generated resources that expand your expertise, skills and business opportunities with mobile IT.

Your revenue and customer acquisition opportunity with mobility services is second to none. That’s why we assembled our top mobility practice resources in one, easily accessible place. CompTIA’s guides and playbooks help strengthen your mobile IT solution and support capabilities, and create a solid foundation for future success.

Most CompTIA resources are available free of charge to our Registered Users. Anyone can sign up, though some resources are only accessible by those who purchase Premier Membership.

1. UNDERSTAND THE MOBILITY ECOSYSTEM

Don’t underestimate the complexities of the mobility ecosystem. Mobility introduces new devices, applications and connections that can be vastly different to your currently implemented solutions. Did you know that although environments such as bring your own device (BYOD) are increasingly common, only 24 percent of companies have a defined mobile strategy? The Mobility Ecosystem research brief defines the different aspects of the mobility ecosystem that you need to consider to be able to effectively leverage mobile IT technologies in a corporate environment.

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2. LEARN TO BUILD A MOBILITY OFFERING (Quick Start Guide)

Fueled by consumerism, cloud and an increasing demand for heightened productivity, mobility solutions are one of the most talked-about trends in IT. Developing a mobile IT strategy might seem like a nice idea now, but it’s quickly becoming a necessity and will eventually become a requirement. Solution providers will be expected to push mobile device management as a service, act as mobility advisors and deliver a well-rounded mobile IT strategy that addresses the complexity of these deployments. Use the CompTIA Quick Start Guide to Crafting a Mobility Offering to explore the mobile IT solutions market and learn essential instruction for crafting these types of information technology strategies.

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3. UNDERSTAND HOW TO PURCHASE MOBILE SOLUTIONS (Buying Guide)

The reconfiguration of business systems and processes for the mobile ecosystem is one of the most disruptive events businesses have seen in recent technology history. The Buying Guide for Mobile Solutions helps solution providers navigate the purchase process for mobile solutions and should improve the speed and depth of the selling process. This is not intended to be a Consumer Reports-type product review, but rather a framework so they can “ask the right questions.”

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4. RECOGNIZE BUSINESS NEEDS AND TECHNOLOGY TRENDS (Playbook)

When organizations struggle with managing an ever-growing and diverse inventory of mobile IT devices, solution providers step in. The CompTIA Mobile Device Management (MDM) Playbook offers a head start in creating a solution playbook for selling mobile device management solutions. This playbook explains how to translate your customers’ business needs and the technology trends that impact them.

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5. EARN COMPTIA’S MOBILITY SOLUTIONS CERTIFICATE

The mobile IT revolution in the workplace may have started because we love our phones and tablets, but it continues because business leaders understand the potential for increased productivity and improved connections with customers. The Executive Certificate in Mobility Foundations is an online workshop in which you examine different opportunities in the mobile space and investigate a framework for establishing your own mobile IT strategy. You’ll also consider the concept of mobile management and examine the stages of the mobile device lifecycle. CompTIA’s Executive Certificates are available to Premier Members only.

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Become a Registered User

CompTIA’s resources cover more than just mobility, and to benefit from all the IT training programs and business advancement tools we offer, consider applying for a membership. As a valued CompTIA member, you will have access to IT channel education and industry research and be able to connect with other solution providers and vendors. Through our communities, you can contribute your own knowledge, information and best practices. At CompTIA, we draw on our members’ expertise and experience to shape our products and services.

CompTIA membership is invaluable. Our vendor-neutral position toward the industry, coupled with our programs and communities targeted to specific verticals and market segments, allow us to craft highly customized products and services — a huge benefit to our members and to organizations like yours.

Becoming a CompTIA Registered User or a Premier Member is easy. Read about both options and choose the type of membership that suits you.

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FURTHER READING

Buying Guide for Mobile Solutions

GUIDE - Designed for end users who are considering mobility solutions, this guide provides a description of the mobility ecosystem and questions to ask potential providers.