Whether you’re a large organization with a dedicated IT team of asset managers, mobile device managers and network administrators or a small company without one, managing all devices in your organization and their integrations with internal systems, is no easy feat. When selecting a rolling out devices to your workforce, it’s very important to consider the entire lifecycle management of the device and the costs and resources required to move the device through their lifecycle.
When determining your mobile device requirements, don’t look past your environment too quickly as it can give your some valuable intelligence on the level of ruggedness and safety capabilities you’ll want your mobile devices to have.
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One of the greatest missteps when choosing mobile devices for your organization, is not considering both the requirements of your users as well as your technical systems.
Though undergoing digital transformation in various areas of your business can be a daunting endeavour, the silver lining is that implementing new software technologies is relatively low risk. Historically, it would have been very expensive, and a lengthy process to deliver a highly functional technology solution that customers would actually want to use. Now, not only is the cost of delivering high-end IT solutions decreasing all the time, the execution can be achieved fairly quickly; sometimes in a matter of months or even weeks.
In an effort to increase efficiency and reduce costs, once you’ve decided to replace traditional two-way radio systems with Push-To-Talk (PTT) over Long Term Evolution (LTE) solutions, the next step is to familiarize yourself with the necessary solution requirements. PTT over LTE solutions require four functional components: a mobile device, reliable data network, PTT applications and in most cases, an accessory to replace a two-way radio system.
When evaluating which Push-To-Talk (PTT) over Long Term Evolution (LTE) solution is the best fit for your organization, it’s important to consider two highly critical factors: solution security and reliability.
A recent Fujitsu survey in 15 countries for 1,614 C-suite members revealed that 89% of them have started a digital transformation initiative where of 34% of them have already seen business outcomes.
With over 100 million push-to-talk (PTT) apps installed worldwide, one may think the days of land-mobile-radios (LMRs) are numbered. Yet at the same time radios are still widely used, and some Tetra networks and other radio systems are being renewed. That could make the tech observer wonder why that may be. Speaking to industry experts on the LMR side of the world, the answer is: “Walkie-talkies are cheap. They are proven. They are reliable.” Asking the same group how they feel about PTT over long-term evolution (LTE)/internet protocol (IP), the answer comes promptly: “The technology doesn’t seem to be there just yet.”
AINA Wireless develops wireless communication devices for Push-to-Talk (PTT) over mobile broadband. Made in Finland, AINA’s products combine grown user habits and practicality with the versatility of modern communication and information technology.