November 16, 2010
Posted by Mort Rosenthal in Apple iOS devices, Device Management
The iPad’s popularity is undeniable. If you don’t already have your hands on one, it’s likely that the tablet is on your Christmas wish list.
Beyond personal use, the iPad is also proving to be a compelling device in a wide variety of business verticals, including healthcare and finance, and sales and education. Industry analysts are advising their enterprises to start planning now for how they will use and support the tablet as enthusiasm for the device in the workplace continues to grow.
At Enterprise Mobile we are seeing a tremendous amount of interest in the iPad among our enterprise customers and are happy to be able to respond to their needs. Our new iPad Mobility Services address all of the requirements of a successful iPad rollout. They include assessment, procurement, provisioning and configuration with customer-specified applications, ongoing user support and device depot and management.
Here are just some scenarios in which customers are relying on our services:
- A global pharmaceutical company is equipping some of its sales force with iPads for sharing information about medication and other data to hospital-based providers
- A leading multimedia company is providing executives and other personnel with iPads for accessing corporate information
- A large financial firm is distributing iPads and about 30 Apple App Store applications to employees to allow them to access and process corporate information.
You can read more about these services on our website.
November 12, 2010
Posted by Mort Rosenthal in Device Management, Enterprise mobility, Windows Phone
The arrival of Windows Phone 7 devices in the U.S. means consumers have even more choices to consider when they compare smart phones – whether they want them for business use or personal use or both. After a disappointing experience with the unsuccessful Kin family of phones, it’s exciting to see that Microsoft has built a compelling next-generation mobility platform. As a result, the first wave of Windows Phone devices offers consumers a new type of smartphone experience.
It also means that enterprise IT will need to prepare to manage and support a new mobile platform because several aspects of WP7 are critical to enterprise mobility. For instance, the platform provides device management capability that allows smart phones to comply with corporate policies. Version 1 is not perfect (there’s no encryption, for example), but it does provide for a basic ActiveSync compliant device. By allowing users to transition easily between their work and personal lives, Windows Phone 7 will enable employees to carry one device around the clock. In addition, by making it easy to develop cloud-based enterprise-specific apps for this platform, Microsoft has taken steps to appeal to consumers who have grown accustomed to having a wide array of smartphone apps to choose from. Based on these and other characteristics, I believe Windows Phone 7 will make it onto many approved lists very quickly.
The advancements that Windows Phone 7 brings to the smartphone market will further spur innovation in a market that shows no signs of standing still and make the ever-evolving and increasingly diverse mobility market even more interesting. Really.