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THEME: LOCAL VIBES, MOBILE LIVES 3 Ways Smartphones Can Increase Productivity By: Kevin Cundiff VP of Retail, Fortegra R emember when phones were for talking but could still double as a paperweight? Today, chances are, your customers use their phones for a lot more. And though the focus on new smartphone functions tends toward the fun stuff like gaming, today's models are capable of so much more. With features that can aid mobile productivity and enhance work-life balance, today's smartphones can have a lasting positive impact on your customers' lives. Increased productivity might not be the first thing customers mention when they walk into a regional carrier, but with an increase in BYOD and other mobilerelated workplace trends, the impact on productivity at home and at work is worth understanding and sharing. Three Ways Mobile Can Help Increase Productivity 1. Email, Data Entry, and Maintenance - Employees who recorded data at home or in the field don't have to take time to transcribe it when they return to the office. Today's smartphones allow data to be modified on the go and accessed from anywhere. 2. Improved Collaboration and Sharing - This just in: it's not 1960. We don't have to wait until we get to work to hand a coworker a paper memo anymore. At their core, smartphones are about communication. With instant access to everything from email and texting to team collaboration apps like Dropbox and Salesforce, smartphones make working with others-even remotely-easy. 3. Virtual Meetings and Conferences - FaceTime isn't just for homesick college students and traveling puppy parents who want to "talk" to their "kids." Think back to videoconferencing-reserved for large companies, the Jetsons, and Monica Geller's rich boyfriend. If FaceTime feels a little bit like videoconferencing in your pocket, that's because it is. Fortegra, a subsidiary of Tiptree Financial Inc. (NASDAQ: TIPT), is a single source insurance services company that, through a network of preferred partners, offers consumer protection options. Fortegra With features that can aid mobile productivity and enhance work-life balance, today's smartphones can have a lasting positive impact on your customers' lives. solves immediate, everyday needs, empowering consumers to worry less and Experience More. To learn more, visit the Fortegra Team at #MCS2016, Booth 440 or visit DOMINATE PARTNER WITH COMMSOFT, A TEAM OF BSS/OSS EXPERTS CUSTOMER CARE * BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE * WORKFORCE MANAGEMENT FINANCIALS * CRM * BILLING * SERVICE ACTIVATION * WEB SELF-CARE WWW.COMMSOFT.NET 767025_CommSoft.indd 1 THE 1.888.COMMSOFT VOICE * * Spring/Summer 24/11/15 2016 43 2:17 am http://WWW.COMMSOFT.NET http://WWW.COMMSOFT.NET

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The CCA Voice - Spring/Summer 2016

Board of Directors/Staff
Chairman’s Letter by Slayton Stewart
A Message from the President & CEO by Steven K. Berry
CCA’s 2015 Annual Achievement Award Winners
Bringing IoT Home
Creating the Foundation for Highly Successful IoT Programs
Meeting the Needs of Mobile Customers in the Era of the Cloud
Cows, Cars, and the Internet of Things (IoT)
Policy Breakthroughs Bring Mobility Closer to You
Unlock Handsets: Unlock Competition
IoT: The 3 Most Promising Letters in Business Today?
Let Your Digital Marketing Strategy Deliver Results
Managing the World of Connected Everything
Rugged Phones & The Connected Consumer
When Size Doesn’t Matter
Network Wellness: A Lesson in Becoming Proactive
The Service Orchestration Imperative for 5G Enterprise Cord Cutting
The Future Device: eUICC/eSIM Lifecycle Management
The IoT Effect on Wireless Networks
3 Ways Smartphones Can Increase Productivity
Unlimited Amounts of Data – For Everyone?
Mitigating Signaling and Security Burdens of IoT
2016: A Very Important Year for Mobile Carriers
Company Profiles
Index of Advertisers
Congressional Spotlight: Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS)

The CCA Voice - Spring/Summer 2016