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February 12, 2013

T-Mobile Adds Hosted and On-Premise MobileIron MDM to its Portfolio

T-Mobile USA today made an addition to its solution portfolio with new hosted and on-premise MobileIron mobile device management (MDM) services. These new MDM options are meant to make it easier for businesses of any size to manage and secure mobile devices, content and mobile applications running on different operating systems. As such, MobileIron offers customers greater flexibility in selecting services.

As data usage in the workplace and BYOD (bring your own device) policies are implemented, security remains one of the top concerns. In fact, a recent survey from Infonetics Research identified rogue devices as among the most important factors for deploying an MDM solution, as stated by 72 percent of respondents.

“As business mobilizes, organizations often must support multiple operating systems, secure enterprise data on both corporate and employee-owned devices, and build and deliver mobile applications. However, many of these organizations are at a crossroads on how to address security and device management efficiently and cost effectively,” said Frank Sickinger, T-Mobile’s senior vice president of B2B, in a statement.

“With these new MobileIron service options, T-Mobile is offering our B2B customers more than industry-leading real-time intelligence and control over mobile content, activity and applications. We are providing flexibility and choice.”

T-Mobile has also partnered with Mission Critical Wireless (MCW) to offer customers comprehensive, round-the-clock managed service and mobile helpdesk support. As MCW boasts hundreds of successful mobile implementations and more than 500,000 devices and users, it's a safe bet the company can deliver top-class management and administration to T-Mobile business customers.

In other T-Mobile news, the wireless carrier, along with Virgin Mobile USA, was found to beat AT&T in terms of social media responsiveness. This is according to the latest (Q4 2012) "Socially Devoted" report from Socialbakers, a Prague-based social media analytics company that calculates brands based on social media responsiveness each quarter.

Edited by Brooke Neuman

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