Options, MobileIron join forces on MDM for financial services industry
Options, which provides infrastructure products targeting the global financial services sector, is teaming with mobile management and security firm MobileIron to offer clients a complete mobile device management solution.
Options will deploy MobileIron's multi-OS MDM platform as part of its PIPE Core services business technology infrastructure service. Offered as part of the company's Private Financial Cloud platform, PIPE Core offers financial services firms a full suite of technology services including domain control, email, file serving, print serving, web access and VoIP telephony. All data and communications services are delivered with compliance safeguards at or above levels required for investment bank infrastructure.
The MobileIron partnership enables Options to support a mix of corporate and BYOD devices, offering IT managers a comprehensive security and management platform while preserving a user's typical mobile device experience.
"People now wish to utilize the same technology they're using at home within the workplace and MobileIron allows for just that," said Options CTO John Bryant. "It's a win-win for both the employee and the employer. The firm has the peace of mind that the mobile devices being used to access the company's data and systems are secure, regulated and compliant, while the employee can opt to use an existing device they are comfortable and familiar with."
Cloud-based mobile device management revenue worldwide is expected to increase at a 27.3 percent compound annual growth rate, climbing from $574.8 million this year to $1.5 billion in 2018, according to a recent Analysys Mason forecast. Much of that growth will be driven by small and medium-sized enterprises looking for MDM options that don't require large upfront costs, the researcher added.
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