Dimension Data launches enterprise mobility-as-a-service

  • Cloud-based mobility services the first step to a suite of EUC services
  • Commercially available in the second half of 2014

Dimension Data launches enterprise mobility-as-a-serviceDIMENSION Data has announced it will launch Enterprise Mobility-as-a-Service (EMaaS), signalling its intent to provide a suite of cloud-based end-user computing (EUC) services on a global basis. 
EMaaS establishes the platform for the US$6 billion global ICT solutions and services provider’s future initiatives that will see increased functionality and feature sets that assist enterprise clients to deal with their rapidly changing end user computing requirements.  
The offering is an integrated enterprise mobility management service that provides organisations with the ability to deliver comprehensive policy-based, device-independent, mobile device management, mobile expense management, integration to the enterprise and underpinned by cloud principles of automation and consumption-based commercials.
Neville Burdan, Dimension Data Asia Pacific’s general manager of End-User Computing said the launch of EMaaS is “an important step” as it marks the establishment of the platform that the company will use to rapidly evolve to deliver enterprises with a suite of services that addresses emerging user-centric end-user computing (EUC) requirements.
It utilises a cloud-based consumption model, enables organisations to rapidly scale deployments while easily managing the complex environment of mobile devices, data access and expense management.
Due to the complex nature of mobility deployments, the EMaaS offering is complemented by the company’s Systems Integration and Professional Services competencies and addresses the full spectrum of an organisation’s enterprise mobility needs.
Burdan said that the new offering was designed to address an immediate requirement of enterprise clients around mobile devices, smart devices and how to ensure these new devices can be incorporated into their business in a rapid, yet controlled and secure way.
“EMaaS is an integral component of the group’s combined strategy to support a truly user-centric computing model through our Cloud, Enterprise Mobility and End-user Computing groups,” he added.
Manish Pratap, general manager, Cloud Business Unit at Dimension Data Asia Pacific noted that in the bring-your-own-device environment of today’s enterprise, users want access to corporate information from any device, anytime, anywhere.
“EMaaS enables businesses to remove the cost and complexity from their mobility deployments while gaining visibility and control across the entirety of those deployments.
“With this service, mobile-enabled organisations will benefit from increased staff productivity, responsiveness and decision-making speed as well as rapid issue resolution and satisfaction for mobile workers,” he added.
The EMaaS offers enterprise clients:

  • An extensive policy framework and secure access to corporate information from any device, ensuring appropriate authentication and corporate governance adherence.

  • Rapid provisioning, automation and user self-service via the cloud-based principles gained from Dimension Data’s cloud services investments over the last four years.

  • The ability to upload corporate mobile invoices for analysis, enabling clients to gain insights into the costs associated with their mobility fleet.

  • Extensive reporting and analytical capabilities that deliver a comprehensive view across all enterprise mobility usage patterns.

  • Pay-for-use consumption pricing that benefits from the economies of scale delivered by cloud-based deployments.

Dimension Data’s EMaaS will be commercially available in the second half of 2014 via a self-service client portal that provides ease of management, rapid on boarding and deployment.
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