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Last month, we began compiling a list of some of the most commonly used acronyms in the world of TEM. Our initial list was just the beginning and we will continue to add to it on a regular basis. Do you use a specific telecom or mobile acronym at your organization? Something we missed? If so, please tweet these terms to @xigonow #TEM.
4G is the fourth generation of mobile communications standards. 4G is the upgraded and faster version of its predecessor, third generation (3G) standards. A "G" is a generation of wireless technology. Each generation offers significantly faster Internet access than the previous generation. A 4G system provides mobile ultra-broadband Internet access, allowing things to download faster, reach receipts in a shorter time and potentially act as a replacement for home wired broadband.
Chief Mobility Officer (CMO) ‘CMO’ no longer just refers to the Chief Marketing Officer in organizations. These days, more and more corporations are seeing the value of a person dedicated to the management and implementation of smartphone and tablet strategies. A CMO will ensure that organizations are ahead of the latest mobile trends, manage the device choice and purchasing decisions and work to streamline mobile initiatives that occurring across a variety of departments.
Choose Your Own Device (CYOD) CYOD borrows from the best elements of BYOD. The CYOD model offers employees broad choices for devices, services and applications in a company-defined portfolio but provides a robust, scalable mobile infrastructure and predictable end-user support scenario, often at a lower cost and with less overhead than the BYOD model.
Mobile Application Management (MAM) is a software or service that supports internally-developed enterprise mobile applications. MAM solutions also have the ability to manage commercially available mobile apps that are used in business settings on both company-provided and BYdOD smartphones and tablet computers.
Mobile Security Management (MSM) Given the amount of smartphones in the workplace and the ease in which a device can be lost or stolen, IT departments must secure mobile devices that are connected to corporate networks. MSM is a service used by IT managers to track devices and ensure that company information isn’t being compromised if a mobile device is lost or stolen.
Mobile Worker Support (MWS) A mobile workforce is a powerful tool for reducing costs and creating efficiency, but what happens when a device is stolen, breaks, or if an employee is not able to access the corporate network? Companies often set up MWS as a central location to assist employees with mobile needs. MWS creates a central place in a corporation for all things mobile, helping to ensure that mobile polices remain consistent and security polices are being adhered to.