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How 0800 changes blur the fixed-mobile line

Posted by Richard Allgate | 4 Jun 2015, 10:09 AM

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One of the most common frustrations for mobile users is the differing charges incurred when making calls from a mobile to those made from a landline. Finally, after years of frustration, Ofcom is announcing not only free calls from mobile to 0800 numbers but also clearer regulations for mobile users in regards to mobile calls to other number ranges such as 084, 087 and 09. This blog looks at how these changes will further blur the lines between mobile and landline calling.

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Musical chairs of MNOs: What to do when the music stops

Posted by Richard Allgate | 5 Mar 2015, 10:46 AM

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Over the last few years the mobile network operator market has become a lucrative one. With a number of high-profile buyouts making the headlines recently, Richard Allgate takes a look at what the latest takeovers will mean for both the enterprise market and the mobile network operators themselves.

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4 steps to developing a mobile strategy for enterprises: what you need to know

Posted by Richard Allgate, Mobile Specialist | 25 Feb 2015, 13:11 PM

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Developing a mobile strategy for your business can be a daunting task for any CTO or IT Manager to undertake so, in this blog, Richard Allgate looks at four of the key steps, from mobile security to network integration, that are an essential part when building your mobile strategy.

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'Not-spots': A thing of the past, thanks to national roaming?

Posted by Richard Allgate | 7 Jan 2015, 11:53 AM

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With the government recently announcing plans to take a long overdue look at the problem of mobile 'not-spots', Redcentric's mobile specialist, Richard Allgate, explores some of the numerous options that are available to mobile network operators, including networking roaming and mast sharing.

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'If you can't beat them, join them': What does Blackberry's partnership with Samsung mean for businesses?

Posted by Richard Allgate | 29 Dec 2014, 09:35 AM

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Following the recent announcement of a strategic partnership tie up between BlackBerry and Samsung, Redcentric's mobile specialist Richard Allgate looks at what this means for both businesses as well as how the deal will help address some of the mobile challenges currently being faced by businesses.

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How Apple will change the way enterprises manage their mobile fleets

Posted by Richard Allgate | 17 Dec 2014, 09:30 AM

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At Apple’s recent launch of the iPad Air 2 a new design element has caught many people’s eyes as being able to change the way enterprises manage their mobile fleets, the soft SIM. Richard Allgate looks at how Apple’s soft SIM increases flexibility for contracts allowing them to leverage the best deals and cheapest minutes from different carriers.

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Blurred lines – who owns the data on your mobile phone?

Posted by Richard Allgate | 20 Oct 2014, 15:37 PM

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Redcentric’s mobile specialist, Richard Allgate, looks at the ownership of data on a mobile device in a BYOD scenario and an example on how personal data on a mobile device could be wiped in a MDM situation. Richard looks at how to plan for such scenarios within a corporate BYOD policy and solutions to ensure that business and personal data are ring fenced.

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Is Apple playing catch up?

Posted by Richard Allgate | 30 Sep 2014, 12:36 PM

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Richard Allgate looks at the recent announcements made by Apple from their new phones, OS upgrades and consumer reactions to the iCloud security breach. He compares the latest offering from Apple to the Android market, discusses the new capabilities and the benefits they can provide to the enterprise.

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Is corporate mobile security the new black?

Posted by Richard Allgate | 14 Aug 2014, 16:23 PM

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Redcentric’s mobile specialist, Richard Allgate, gives his thoughts on the recently launched Blackphone and its impact on the business world marketplace. With BYOD becoming an increasing topic within IT departments Richard discusses if security should be centered on the device, the endpoint and its user or on the linked corporate network.

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Is the new Amazon Fire enterprise-ready or should it remain a consumer device?

Posted by Richard Allgate | 22 Jul 2014, 14:50 PM

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Following the launch of the Amazon Fire last month, our mobile expert Richard Allgate looks at Amazon's first move into the mobile market and asks if it is one step too far for the online retailer.

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MDM madness

Posted by Richard Allgate | 7 Jul 2014, 11:55 AM

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As mobile device management (MDM) solutions increase within the market place, Richard Allgate takes a look at the current offerings by providers and how he sees Cloud impacting MDM.

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BYOD and MYOD beware – choose CYOD instead

Posted by Richard Allgate | 27 May 2014, 18:24 PM

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Currently companies supply over 70% of all devices within the enterprise. It is anticipated that, with more companies adopting a CYOD approach, the number of enterprise owned devices will drop dramatically by 2020.

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Are BlackBerry emerging from the woods?

Posted by Richard Allgate | 21 Jan 2014, 12:34 PM

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With the recent changes and announcements at BlackBerry Redcentric’s mobile specialist, Richard Allgate, discusses what these changes mean for Blackberry and how they can only be seen as a positive move for the business within the enterprise market.

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The battle for 4G dominance

Posted by Richard Allgate | 13 Sep 2013, 12:52 PM

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Richard Allgate, Mobile Specialist here at Redcentric, wades into current discussions surrounding who will win the race to become the ‘best’ 4G provider. Considering marketing ploys as well as the scope of their 4G offerings, Richard points out the ones to watch as well as those who may fall behind.

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The future of BlackBerry – Mobile Device Management?

Posted by Richard Allgate | 16 Aug 2013, 13:34 PM

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Richard Allgate, Mobile Specialist at Redcentric, speculates on the future of BlackBerry amid revelations this week that the company is considering ‘strategic alternatives.’ Reflecting on the success of its Mobile Device Management platform, Richard nods to this offering as BlackBerry’s saving grace, noting its ability to improve the security of business mobile offerings.

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Bring Your Own Device

Posted by Richard Allgate | 8 Aug 2012, 16:58 PM

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BYOD or Bring Your Own Device is the latest trending term in the marketplace but can cause IT managers untold headaches. This blog looks at some of the obstacles faced by IT managers when dealing with this new technology.

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