lliance involves EMW reselling MobileIron’s smartphone management technology
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 19, 2010: EMW, The smart convergence experts and leading supplier of services and products in the telecommunication, ICT, Engineering and Project Management sector, today announced that it has signed a partnership contract with MobileIron to resell the company’s smartphone management solutions for mobile enterprises to EMW’s current and potential customers throughout the Middle East.
ommenting on the partnership sign-up, Mr. Kees van Veenendaal, GM & VP Sales EMEA, MobileIron said, “We have been receiving a lot of enquiries from customers in the Middle East asking us to provide an integrated solution that is mobile device agnostic and provides advanced management to their smartphone data, applications and access on their Blackberry, iPhone, Windows Mobile, Symbian and Android. MobileIron’s Virtual Smartphone Platform provides just that. After an extensive search for the most qualified and capable partner that can deliver our solution to customers, we chose EMW primarily for their mobile technology expertise and exceptional customer service, in addition to the capable technical staff that constitutes 80% of their workforce. EMW has built up a very impressive base of clients over the past 7 years in voice, data, wireless and unified communications and in our mind is undoubtedly the right choice”.
The MobileIron Virtual Smartphone Platform is the first solution to combine data-driven smartphone management with real-time wireless cost control. It provides visibility into what’s on a smartphone and how it’s being used, letting both IT and users better secure data and control costs without compromising privacy, even on employee-owned phones. The Virtual Smartphone Platform is packaged as an easy-to-install server that plugs into the corporate network and is up and running in less than a day. It lets companies get smartphone operations under control quickly with its ‘Advanced Management’ feature powered by virtual phone architecture. Its ‘Mobile Activity Intelligence’ can cut wireless bills upto 20%. Enterprise end-user web experience is enhanced through better service quality, access to internal and external mobile applications and full usage visibility.
Mr. Serjios EL-Hage, CEO at EMW Middle East, says, “We are privileged to have been chosen by MobileIron to represent them in the Middle East. The needs of our customers are our number one priority and we keep a close eye on the latest technologies that help increase their productivity and efficiencies while reducing costs. Mobile management is the trend of the future and our partnership with MobileIron is perfectly in line with our strategy of working with vendors who provide best-of-breed products and services”.
MobileIron, which has received various accolades including being recognized by Gartner, Inc. as one of the ‘Cool Vendors in Enterprise Networking 2010’, is currently conducting proof of concepts for a number of Middle East clients across verticals such as oil and gas, aviation, hospitality, financial institutions, sovereign funds. There has been a lot of interest among the region’s service providers who are looking to pitch the MobileIron solution as a value proposition to their clients.