A Variable That Must Be Factored In
The mobile side of digital technology is dominating modernity. There are more Internet of Things (IoT) devices in the world than there are people. It’s important to keep in mind that managed mobility has already “leveled up”, as it were. Before, a “mobile” device was only a button-based internet-enabled smartphone. Then it became an iPod, and then an iPhone.
Soon there were tablets in addition to the smartphone and iPod market, and eventually iPods withered away. From smartphones and tablets came devices like refrigerators with touch-screen tech on them which were also integrated into the web. IoT continued to expand outward until WiFi controllers had been developed that just need electricity.
Essentially, any device today which performs a mechanical function that utilizes electricity can be “networked in” to the “cloud” via IoT tech. So your house may have a tiny “cloud” of its own. If you’ve got half a dozen IoT devices, they’re all sending and receiving data in such quotients that their data patterns can be utilized as a digital unit like a cloud server array.
The larger your business, the more IoT devices you have. In this writing, we won’t focus on all IoT, but specifically mobile devices, and a concept known as “managed mobility” which can collaterally affect IoT devices, and operations as a whole. The integral nature of such tech innovation predicates a focus on managed mobility for optimum digital transformation.
The Importance of DMI in Mobile Device Utility
DMI can mean Direct Machine Interface or Desktop Management Interface. Companies like DMI focus on integration solutions like Mobility Managed Services (MMS) to optimize mobile device management. Essentially, MMS through DMI will encompass IT process management services companies need to acquire, support, and maintain smartphones of the varying OS.
Each smartphone in a network is its own computer, and those computers are more capable than the fastest devices even ten years ago. Truly, a smartphone hot off the assembly line today will put many of the previous year’s desktops to shame. Beyond innovations related to touchscreen tech, automatic cloud backup, and 5G, continuous connectivity is necessary.
Think about traffic. If you’re driving on a relatively empty street and your GPS says there’s a traffic jam coming, that’s because all the drivers in front of you are connected to the web via smartphone, and those devices are reporting to Google “HQ”, as it were, which is translating that data to your “Maps” app so you can see where the jams are.
Well, for your company, small or large, you need similar data processing capabilities. You want phones that can handle the technological load of your business, and which will last longer than a year or two, ideally. Better acquisition, management, and support facilitate greater Return On Investment (ROI) as related to mobile devices throughout operations.
A Continuously Shifting Target
Technology continues to advance at predictable intervals despite Moore’s Law. While some will still argue that Moore’s Law is in effect, laws of physics have technically put a halt to this. Modern tech is so precisely calibrated, you have the capability to count individual atoms through an electron microscope if you prefer. Computational tech is in that “region”.
Transistor sizes can’t really get much smaller until you branch into new tech such as quantum computing. So now computational innovation is more “lateral” than “vertical” a-la-Moore. Even so, the net effect is that technological capability continues to “double” itself every two years or so, owing to streamlined operational innovation.
This expansion of technological capability requires maintaining a sensitive index finger on the pulse of advancement. DMI is a great way to continuously integrate modern innovation related to smartphones, which will continue to push the boundaries of collective computing. To make the most of your mobile devices, proper management is key.