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Mobility Minute: Here's How To Grow Your Mobile Business In 2018

CRN Staff

A new year calls for a new business strategy. Here we present the top five factors that will help solution providers grow their mobile practice in 2018.

The first step in growing your market share in the mobile space is understanding the opportunities created by BYOD and unlocked devices.

The BYOD market is expected to double by 2021, according to a Markets and Markets report that also shows reduced hardware costs for enterprises and growing demand for managed mobile services.

The Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 Plus and Galaxy Note 8 all have an unlocked option. The company also offers mobile device security management through its Knox solution.

The second step revolves around building a mobile security and management expertise.

Samsung Knox helps IT admins differentiate between official and personal files on enterprise devices. It's also worth considering offering additional security features, including iris scanning, biometrics, and facial recognition.

The third step is identifying growth verticals for mobility. Mobile workforces in the financial, government, healthcare, transportation, hotels and retails verticals could all see productivity gains from BYOD and unlocked phones on a secure network.

Step four involves looking at ecosystem opportunities, like Samsung's DeX, wearables and virtual reality.

According to a new Gallup survey, nearly half of the American workforce is spending at least some time working remotely. Using a technology like Samsung DeX, for example, helps you take advantage of remote workforces by enabling your customers to turn their Galaxy S8 or Galaxy Note 8 devices into a desktop by connecting the device to a monitor via the DeX docking station.

Finally, consider offering mobility-as-a-service. With so many mobility options on the market, solution providers now have the opportunity to become their customers' trusted mobile advisors.

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