Apple Getting Ready to Disrupt Again! And Carriers Won't Like It!
Talk about disruptive. And, for consumers and Apple, it's all good.
With the recent release of iPhone 6s comes an influx of new features
rolling out, and one of them stands ready to change the way we deal
with our wireless carriers forever.
If that sounds good to you, think about how it sounds to
Apple! It started off slowly with the marketing and selling of content
direct to the consumer, leaving the carriers scurrying to create more
inviting and less expensive (at least perceptively) options to
consumers. But Apple's winning with their new $32 per month deal, which
gives you a new unlocked iPhone every year. Who are you bypassing? The
While they will not go quietly --- we can expect
all sorts of special deals and rebates in the months to come --- the
experts are predicting a very different world to emerge over the next
year or so.
The "P.S" here is what's
happening with Apple SIMs. You know, those little chips that allow users
to pay for data traffic via iTunes. Experts predict that the SIM will
be extended to the iPhone. And you can connect the dots from here.
carriers eventually begin selling both voice and data services to their
customers? And the add-on question is: What does this mean for
traditional telecom management?
The bottom line: Be ready. Because Apple does not move slowly.
What do you think about Apple's next move? We'd like to hear from you. Feel free to contact us to learn more about how CDR-Data can help you with the right tools to allocate, manage and control your telecom costs.
If you have never attended this annual event, this may be the year to do
so. Global Workspace Association GWA's annual Educational Conference
& Trade Show is designed to get members up to speed on all of the
trends and issues of interest to workspace-as-a-service providers. And
every year it does just that.
is a great opportunity to meet with both vendors and operators. It's
sort of a "win-win" in that everyone gets to mingle together at the
dinners and cocktail parties and then break free for the various panel
This year the educational sessions are organized into
sections: Operations, Sales, Technology and Human Resources in order to
cover a broad range of interests and needs.
Kicking off the event will be the Association's Annual
Business Meeting led by the Board of Directors. It will include an
overview of the Association by President Scott Chambers and Treasurer
Nick Logothetis. New Board members will be introduced and an open forum
for member discussion will be held.
After that, the special panels begin with an assortment of subject matter experts covering everything from design to economics to technology.
But don't take our word for it, below is the link for all the details.
As convenient as BYOD is, one issue stubbornly persists; that is the issue of privacy and security of data.
A recent Harris Poll survey, commissioned by MobileIron queried over 3,500 mobile workers from all over the world.
Only 61% of them feel that their employers are keeping their personal data private.
About half of those
surveyed indicated that they would not be comfortable if their employers
were able to see their personal emails, contacts and text messages.
Finally, if their employers were able to access their personal records, 30% would leave.
As might be expected,
younger workers were less concerned about personal data being accessed
than older workers. Interested in learning more? You can read more about
the survey results at Network World.
Why is this important
for IT and Telecom managers? As you know, data security has a lot of
legs to it. While keeping mobile phone data intact and secure within
your four walls is important, you will need to make an extra effort to
ensure you are addressing the challenge of keeping data personal as
BYOD is here and, by all
appearances, here to stay. Getting on top of how you deploy, manage and
control BYOD is essential. How do you plan to tackle the enormous issue
of personal mobile privacy? Or have you already got it covered? Let us
Feel free to contact us with your questions or to learn more about how CDR-Data can help you with the right tools to allocate and control 'the true cost' of your calls.
Congrats to CDR-Data client, Premier Business Centers, on their first Chicago office opening!
Premier Business Centers, the largest privately owned executive suite operator in the US, announced that they will be opening their first Illinois executive office suite location in Downtown Chicago this coming Fall.
Located in the
prestigious West Loop at the class "A" address of 200 West Madison,
Premier will build-out 15,204 square feet of serviced office space on
the 21st floor.
You can read the full release in Officing Today here.
Living and working in paradise: the rise of the 'digital nomad'
Fed up with spending the 9 to 5 in a
stuffy office? Anna Hart packs her Mac and follows the trend for
extreme remote working - in Bali.
Typing these words, my forefinger sticks sweatily to the trackpad.
When I glance up from the screen, I see steam rising from the neighbouring paddy field.