In a recent survey of business users, J.D. Power and Associates determined that the Apple iPhone was the smartphone of choice for the enterprise user. "With the introduction of the iPhone in 2007, Apple has clearly differentiated itself from the competition in areas that are most important to business smartphone users," said Kirk Parsons, senior director of wireless services for J.D. Power and Associates. "By making basic applications and features easy to use and providing functionality in a thin, lightweight device, Apple has performed well in exceeding customer expectations."
"Employees are thrilled by the capabilities of the iPhone but the enterprise CIO has a tough time embracing their excitement. While Apple's iPhone is business-ready because it ships with a Cisco VPN client and support for Microsoft Exchange email, CIOs disagree about its enterprise readiness since their existing IT infrastructure vendors have not extended their platforms to the device," said Philippe Winthrop, research director in the Global Wireless Practice at Strategy Analytics. "Trust Digital provides a solution that helps the CIO keep pace with the increasing adoption within the enterprise of consumerized smartphones."
"With innovations like superior Web browsing, an intuitive user interface and Wi-Fi connectivity, the 3G iPhone has the potential to be a valuable device for the mobile workforce who often access line of business applications," said Dan Dearing, vice president of marketing at Trust Digital. "The iPhone is to the Web what BlackBerry was for e-mail, but it lacks the management capabilities of the Blackberry Enterprise Server. IT departments require an efficient way to manage and secure the iPhone before they will consider it fully enterprise-ready."
Trust Digital addresses the deployment and operational challenges that the iPhone and other consumer oriented smartphones pose to the enterprise CIO by consolidating all mobile devices into a single management and security solution that provides:
Web-based Enterprise Console with integrated Help Desk capability for centralized control and management Self-Service Portal for end user assistance Integration with Microsoft Active Directory for scalable group-based management User Compliance reporting and enforcement for security policies and configuration Device loss protection including policy based password and remote wipe
Trust Digital's enterprise mobility management platform is the only enterprise platform on the market that secures and manages a truly heterogeneous smartphone environment. It helps the CIO control smartphone costs while also protecting corporate information. Trust Digital's centralized management eliminates operational expense by simplifying how IT administrators and help desk specialists implement policies, assist users and enforce compliance for mobile applications across the enterprise. In addition, its unique software-overlay architecture avoids datacenter expense by easily integrating with existing directory services, database resources and VPN infrastructure. These capabilities, combined with support for almost any smartphone, enables the CIO to provide choices of smartphones and applications to best meet the mobility needs of their workers ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
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About Trust Digital Trust Digital is the leading provider of enterprise mobility management software for government organizations and Global 2000 companies. IT organizations rely on Trust Digital's solution to cost-effectively secure, rapidly deploy and centrally manage their smartphones. Trust Digital's unique software-overlay methodology simplifies how IT administrators and help desk specialists implement policies, assist users and enforce compliance for mobile applications. Trust Digital is the trusted mobility company. For more information, please visit our website, www.trustdigital.com.
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