Press Release: mobco and the the Enterprise Mobility Expert Alliance announce its European mobile IT Academy

 

Today, at MobileIron Live in Berlin, the Enterprise Mobility Expert Alliance (the EMEA) announced the launch of a European mobile IT Academy that organizes courses and classes across Europe. The launch of the EMEA Academy fits into the strategy of the alliance of preparing companies for the future of the modern workplace.

On Wednesday 15 May 2019, the EMEA launched the European mobile IT Academy at MobileIron Live in Berlin. This EMEA Academy is the latest initiative of the alliance of leading mobile IT companies from Germany, Switzerland, Ireland, the UK, the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg.

“Mobco is one of the founding members of the EMEA alliance, and it was founded with the intention to mainly share technical knowledge between our teams across borders,” says mobco CEO Ulrik Van Schepdael. “But we all noticed a lack of available mobile IT courses for our customers and even for our own teams. That’s why we decided to launch the EMEA Academy.”

By organizing courses on a European level, it will be much easier for IT teams to stay up-to-date with the latest developments in mobile IT. It is even possible for companies to request a specific class and book the expert for an in-house session. “Cooperation is really key when you’re active in mobile IT,” says Björn Kemps, Director of Operations at mobco. “By cooperating in the EMEA academy we are able to share our expertise on a much wider scale and our customers gain access to a broad portfolio of mobile expertise. Our clients will truly benefit from the EMEA Academy.”

The EMEA Academy consists of courses and classes about different mobile IT topics ranging from MobileIron Administrator courses to Microsoft EMS master classes and Mobile Security courses.

You can find the entire EMEA Academy calendar HERE.

 

About mobco:

mobco, founded in 2010, is a leading integrator of mobile technology and service provider with offices in Dilbeek, Belgium and Capellen, Luxemburg. The mission of mobco is to mobilize the business of its customers by offering hardware, software and services for the modern workplace.

mobco is founding member of the Enterprise Mobility Expert Alliance (EMEA.mobi), a European alliance of companies active in mobile technology. The EMEA manages a total of over 1 million modern workplaces.

Contact Details:

mobco

Ulrik Van Schepdael

uvs@mob.co

+32 475 51 51 02

an electric step towards the customer

mobco introduces the electric step to get quicker to customers!

As of today, mobco makes electric steps available to its employees to complement the traditional company car. The aim is to reduce travel time, avoid traffic jams and make public transport more attractive.

Office location

mobco Belgium is located on the west-side of Brussels and promotes local employment. The location of the offices outside the Brussels traffic jungle already solves part of the mobility challenges but still, a lot of mobco employees regularly visit customers all over Belgium.

Silver bullet

Unfortunately there is no silver bullet to solve the traffic problem; public transport is part of the solution, but the destination is often not “next-to” the station, bikes are perfect for shorter distances,…
“mobco has chosen for ‘combi-mobility’, it combines car, train and electric step. It’s an and-strategy”, says Ulrik Van Schepdael, managing director of mobco. He was looking for a complementary transport to the company car, not a replacement.

“Our company mission is to innovate the business of our customers, and we should innovate ourselves as well, the way we do business. The electric step will not replace the company car, it will make public transport more attractive and solve the last mile issue.”

With the introduction of the electric step and a smart combination of all available transport, mobco wants to reduce the car travel by 20% and reduce overall travel time by 40% in 2019.

As of now, every employee of mobco will receive an electric step for the first and last mile. The device is easy to be stored, transported and even to be taken into the office – when folded, it’s only the size of an umbrella.

The electric step project is realized thanks to Segway Belgium and WDR Insurances.

mobco Luxembourg

With great proud we present you our new offices in Capellen, Luxembourg!

“We’re active in Luxemburg for many years now and have long terms relationships with our customers. Growing the business further and the same time  improving our service levels requires a local office with technical and commercial people”, states Ulrik Van Schepdael, CEO of mobco.

The new offices are located in Capellen and also offer space for local training and roundtables.

mobco Luxembourg offers the complete mobco product portfolio, this ranges from Apple and Samsung devices, EMM platform from Mobileiron, Airwatch, JAMF and inTune including support, productivity apps and mobile threat prevention.

Two interesting product news facts:

Michael Gaillard is eager to manage the Luxemburg office, “The proximity, the complete portfolio, the financial services and the expertise make mobco Luxembourg a great supplier for your mobile workplace!”

On October 12 we have a first Luxemburg Technology Update event >, don’t hesitate to find out the details on our offering and meet your industry peers working on mobile IT!

mobco Luxembourg can be reached at 77, route d’Arlon in 8311 Capellen, +352 20 606 500 or info@mob.co

 

Dedicated to work, Seris and mobco on Kanaal Z

Seris, expert in guarding and security solutions, is a mobco customer and has made a deliberate choice for a specific configuration to turn standard smartphones into task devices. The rationale are clear, when apps are critical for the business and the safety of the employee, the solution needs to work all the time.

mobco implemented a solution that allows zero-touch roll-out and full remote control over the device configuration and apps. An impressive improvement in service quality and better communication cost control resulted from the project.

Devices dedicated to work, check the video below on the successful collaboration of Seris and mobco.
Thank you Erik Van Dam, ICT coordinator SERIS and Danny Vandormael, CEO of Seris!

To learn why you need a specific configuration for work, please check our whitepaper >

 

For more information on office and specific configurations, you can also visit our dedicated work page >

Enterprise Mobility Expert Alliance in the Press

mobco is one of the founding members of the Enterprise Mobility Expert Alliance, EMEA.

This alliance is no holding structure or commercial vehicle, it brings together mobco alike companies from across Europe to share mobile expertise!
In enterprises across Europe we often encounter similar challenges that mobile IT system integrators try solve in the best possible matter. Sharing expertise with Nomasis (Swiss), EBF (Germany) and CWSI (Ireland) has been proven to be very successful.
All mobile IT engineers share a common communication platform, product experiences and most important, product validations are happening better and faster, thanks to the EMEA.

CIO Applications magazine spotted the biggest pool of mobile IT expertise and wrote a nice article about it you can find here.

Jan De Nul and mobco

On air in September 2017 on Kanaal Z – an interview with our customer Jan De Nul on the roll-out of Apple iPhone.

An innovative project with a clear mission to get everything right, from the start.
Using all available mobile technology we managed to automate completely the activation and configuration of the devices. The result was the smooth distribution of hundreds of new iPhones in a just a few days.

Contact us the learn more about this project >

 

Meer over Mobco – Kanaal Z – 16-09-2017 from ulrik van schepdael on Vimeo.

Press Release: mobco Achieves Apple Authorized Reseller status

Firm now provides a complete hardware, software and managed services portfolio geared to facilitating mobile business transformation for its clients.

Brussels, September 14 2017 – mobco, a leading Belgium-based provider of managed mobile technology since 2010, today reported it has become an Apple Authorized Reseller. This new status better positions mobco to help Enterprise (and Government) clients transform their businesses. mobco, through its dedicated IT consultants, now offers complete services with respect to Apple products, including support for the Apple Device Enrollment Program for its clients.

“We are excited to have achieved this important benchmark,” said Ulrik Van Schepdael, founder and CEO of mobco. “Our new status as an Apple Authorized Reseller paves the way for us to provide even greater value to our clients and prospects with a complete mobility portfolio that includes software, hardware and services. Clients can focus on their core businesses and benefit from our expertise in mobile IT and Apple products; they can take advantage of our managed services and strategic advisors for the best possible mobile implementations to facilitate their business transformation. Congratulations to mobco team members for their hard work and diligence in making this happen.”

Press images can be downloaded here >

Download the full press release >

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There is no flight mode for work!

We don’t think you should work all the time, but we do believe you should have the freedom to choose when and where you work. That’s also in flight, above the clouds…

In an article in the in-flight magazine of Brussels Airlines we describe the mobile journey of a typical enterprise, starting with the simple management of devices up to mobilization of all corporate information through apps.

The bottom line: even when there is no connectivity, the device should be smart enough to offer you the possibility to continue working, not only catching up on email, but also on documents you started editing on your computer just before you left for the airport.

When the ‘seatbelt’ sign lights up and your mobile device needs to be put in flight mode, the work can start!