The FINANCIAL — HP on September 20 announced a solution that helps wireless and broadband companies generate new revenue by providing midsize business customers with cloud-based mobile device management services.
With HP Cloud Services Enablement for Device Management as a Service (HP CSE for DMaaS), communications service providers (CSPs) can help businesses solve a costly and burdensome problem: managing employee smartphones, notebooks and other mobile devices. As work moves outside the office, businesses must support a wide array of mobile devices, networks, operating systems and applications.
With HP CSE for DMaaS, CSPs can provide businesses with an efficient, flexible, services-on-demand solution. Through a secure, customizable web portal, IT staff can manage mobile devices and PCs through the cloud. Using over-the-air technology they can configure devices, distribute applications, diagnose problems, enforce security policies and protect data with full back-up and restore capability.
The benefits for businesses are: reduced cost, complexity and risk; access to state-of-the-art mobile device management technology; reduced capital investment; and the ability to extend high-value productivity applications to mobile workers.
“Employees are taking their work on the road, and companies must evolve more efficient ways to extend full support for these employees and their devices,” said Stacy Crook, senior research analyst, IDC. ”Telecom companies will value a solution that provides both the opportunity to provide business customers with cost-effective mobile device management services over the cloud – and the impetus to kickstart a new high-growth business.”
“As mobile device management becomes more complex and costly, companies need help from a trusted provider,” said Tim Marsden, director, Communications and Media Solutions, HP. “CSPs can become that provider. With the HP solution, they can leverage the advantages of the cloud, efficiently manage a company’s mobile devices and, ultimately, build a new business for themselves.”