Verizon Business delivers cloud-based enterprise mobility service
By Asia Cloud Forum staff 12-May-2010
Verizon Business today announced the offering of Enterprise Mobility-as-a-Service (EaaS) to enable mobile workers connect to their corporate networks.
The new EaaS offering was designed to ease the work of IT managers in managing their companies' global mobile workforce. Using their laptops and netbooks, mobile workers can detect and connect to the best network service at any time and space, for example, the network with the strongest signal or the one with the lowest charges. Alternatively, businesses can configure employees’ mobile computing device to select the desired network, be it wi-fi, Ethernet, mobile broadband or virtual private network service.
Delivered via the cloud, it is expected that IT managers can effectively manage and secure employee remote access by automatically installing software updates, IT policies and patches across an enterprise workforce. The service also provides up-to-date, detailed inventory reports on all hardware, software and devices, including wireless cards installed on corporate-owned equipment.
Bart Vansevenant, director of enterprise solutions for Verizon Business, said, “Enterprise Mobility-as-a-Service helps address an assortment of challenges multinational companies face deploying, managing and securing the tools of the trade for a mobile workforce. The combination of simplicity and reliability helps employees access their corporate network while alleviating the strain on IT department resources, leading to greater enterprise productivity.”
The Enterprise Mobility solution will be available next month in 30 countries and territories in Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Americas, with local billing, currency and support options available.