EE and MobileIron forge deal to offer cloud services to SMEs

EE and MobileIron forge deal to offer cloud services to SMEs

EE is increasing the momentum of its drive into the SME market, inking a deal with MobileIron for mobile device management and business grade security services.

Under the deal EE’s small and medium sized business customers will be offered access to MobileIron Cloud services. The mobile device management platform allows businesses to set up and manage mobile apps, content and devices, automatically enforce usage policies, and retire mobile devices when they are lost or when an employee leaves the company. User enrolment and device configuration are automated so employees can set up a mobile device for themselves.

The platform also includes a content catalogue, which allows employees to choose the files they want, then updates those files automatically when new versions become available. Administrators can distribute content to different user groups and devices, and assign content to different categories. Content is encrypted and can be stored on the device and removed automatically when the device is retired from the platform.

Gerry McQuade, chief marketing officer for business at EE, said: ‘Security is essential if businesses want to become genuinely mobile without putting sensitive company data at risk. With partners like MobileIron, we’ve developed a portfolio of mobile security solutions that make it easier to manage mobile devices regardless of the operating system each device is running.’

‘MobileIron Cloud is an important step in removing the complexity associated with securing business data across multiple device types and operating systems. With this latest development, MobileIron has made it even simpler for employees to enrol and secure mobile devices for themselves.’

Nigel Hawthorn, EMEA marketing director at MobileIron, said: ‘Small and medium businesses face many of the same challenges as larger enterprises; they need to securely deliver files and apps, and manage employee devices. Whether organisations are most interested in data and device security or whether they want to deliver content and apps to their users, EE has a solution to suit.’


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