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Cloud solutions for Bring Your Own Device

From CTOs from large corporations to small business owners are seeing something completely new happening: People bring their own devices to work. People are no longer satisfied with complex enterprise software and with very restrictive hardware and software solutions. Employees want social networking, mobile apps, etc. to not stop when they get into the office. People are dissatisfied with the IT departments dominance.

Operators are uniquely positioned to help their customers handle the transition to Bring Your Own Device. Operators are the able to put software on a phone before you buy it or to push software towards your phone even if you do not ask for it. Other companies are not.

Cloud solutions for device management

What if IT could push some security settings to your iPhone,Android Phone, iPad, tablet, etc. hence you can use it but at least you have your data encrypted, a password protecting your device, remote kill capabilities, cloud-based device backups, remote configuration pushed like corporate VPN,  etc.

Cloud solutions for mobile enablement

What if any enterprise from SME to global corporation could get their own mobile app store? Companies are able to get group discounts for applications that you find in the App Store or the Android Market. Companies are able to add their own apps. A mobile app marketplace with standard clients for enterprise software: SAP, Oracle, IBM, HP, SAS, CA, Citrix, VMWare, etc. that integrates smoothly with the enterprise mobile app store.

Operators should offer solutions for enterprise data silos and legacy systems to be easily accessible from mobile devices. Mobile PaaS platforms that let you easily create mobile apps. Secure Cloud to back-office integration via secure channels.

Cloud solutions for device provisioning

Provide an operator hosted sales portal branded by each company where employees can buy devices at discounts. These devices come with corporate software pre-installed. Integrations with companies purchasing allows companies to buy more corporate-ready phone and tablets directly.

Cloud solutions for device support

A marketplace with third-party support contracts for device maintenance and remote problem troubleshooting. Tools for companies to start offering support. Get access to devices from others in a controlled manner. Bill enterprises or customers for support events.

Many more ideas can be added. The easiest way is to do nothing and to see how others will bring them to your subscribers…

  1. February 3, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    Good article. Imiss Juniper Junos Pulse in the list

    • February 3, 2012 at 3:45 pm

      Could you describe which functionality Juniper Junos Pulse is delivering that is not in the list because I would like the article to be generic and not to push any individual technology?


  2. February 5, 2012 at 2:20 am

    To the question “What if any enterprise from SME to global corporation could get their own mobile app store ?” It seems it is already coming, see http://www.atesnetworks.com/broadapp-store

    • February 5, 2012 at 9:50 am

      Hi Jean,

      The technology exists. There are multiple Startups providing app stores. Unfortunate operators are not launching them yet.


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