What good is a cloud-based mobile device management platform if it's not deployed and configured appropriately? What if it's not a good fit with existing IT setups?
Mobi, an Indianapolis-based provider of managed mobile device management (MDM) software and services, announced today that the company had acquired ArchTech Enterprises to help businesses cope with the transition to mobile-enabled work styles or better manage their own growing bring your own device (BYOD) environments. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed.
ArchTech offers individualized mobile infrastructure design, deployment, testing and optimization services for organizations seeking to incorporate smartphones and tablets into the workplace. Now, those capabilities serve as a pillar of Mobi's one-stop strategy for managed MDM.
"While most MMS [managed mobility service] providers focus solely on device logistics, we believe today's organizations need insightful guidance when it comes to actually implementing, engineering and administering EMM [enterprise mobility management] software," said Mobi president, Mitch Black, in a statement.
Mobi's newly enhanced capabilities will enable the firm to provide businesses with end-to-end mobile management and support, from planning to procurement to implementation. Although the company is a MobileIron partner, it takes an agnostic approach to MDM providers. "MOBI provides seamless integration and unique configuration with an enterprise's preferred EMM provider," claimed the company in a statement.
Mobi's own technology "is integrated with the most popular EMM software suites, enabling organizations to configure EMM controls from within the MOBI portal and administrators to perform all EMM functions through one tool," the company added. Topping off the services offering is 24/7 support backed by a team of administrators.
While the growing popularity of cloud-based solutions have made MDM more attainable for IT departments, they may not be adequately staffed for the challenges that the post-PC workplace has in store, argued Black.
"The truth is that many enterprises lack either the infrastructure or the technical expertise to use mobility in a strategic way, when in fact mobility is more critical to business processes than ever," he stated. "Mobi's managed mobility software platform and engineering capabilities protect organizations' data, optimize employees' mobile accessibility to critical cloud-based applications, and help companies unlock the full potential of mobility to drive efficiency and productivity."
Pedro Hernandez is a contributing editor at Datamation. Follow him on Twitter @ecoINSITE.
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