MobileIron, the leader in security and management for mobile apps, documents, and devices, has been chosen by international law firm Bird & Bird to support a deployment of iPads and the widespread adoption of apps throughout its global offices. Seeking to protect the user experience whilst maintaining the highest levels of security and compliance, MobileIron will provide the firm’s increasingly mobile workforce with secure, compliant, user-friendly access to corporate data on the move.
Looking to create a mobile environment that promotes user enablement, the IT team recognised that to foster employee productivity, security as well as personal preference were key. The company sought a solution that would provide the security and control it needed across all apps, content, and devices whilst still preserving the native user experience.
Jon Spencer, infrastructure manager at Bird & Bird, explains, “We already had a solution in place from Good Technology but the sandbox approach was felt to be too restrictive for a deployment to all of our partners who were to receive iPads. Our IT partner, Esselar, introduced us to the MobileIron solution which addressed our needs perfectly. With MobileIron our employees don’t even know it’s there to safeguard them.”
Working with MobileIron the team also recognised the potential of mobile apps to enhance productivity. Spencer continues, “Some of our staff are already using these types of tools for things like time recording. We now plan to actively promote Apps@Work, MobileIron’s enterprise app storefront, to enable the distribution, delivery, and management of mobile applications throughout our offices.”
Richard Neale, CTO at Esselar, comments, “We’ve had a relationship with Bird & Bird spanning many years so we understood exactly what they needed from a mobile management solution for both corporate and employee-owned devices. It has been a very smooth process assisted by the 24/7 support of our specialist IT teams. We’re excited for Bird & Bird about the potential for where this new phase of mobile IT will take them and look forward to future projects.”
Spencer concludes, “Our primary objective as an IT department is to give employees the tools they need to do their jobs the best they can, MobileIron is the very foundation for this. As we branch out into new territories with our mobility strategy across the UK, Europe and the world, we have faith that MobileIron, and Esselar are on hand with the technical capabilities, expertise and support to get us to where we want to be.”
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The leader in security and management for mobile apps, documents, and devices, MobileIron’s mission is to enable global companies to become Mobile First organizations, embracing mobility as their primary IT platform in order to transform their businesses and increase their competitiveness. Recognized by IDC as the fastest growing mobile enterprise management vendor in the world, MobileIron provides the scalable architecture, rapid innovation, and best practices for global companies to transform into Mobile First organizations. Leading global companies use MobileIron as the foundation for their Mobile First initiatives, including 7 of the 10 top pharmaceutical companies, 5 of the 10 top banks, 8 of the 10 top automotive manufacturers, 3 of the 5 top retailers, 4 of the 5 top aerospace and defense companies, and half of the 10 top law firms. For more information, please visit www.mobileiron.com.
About Esselar Esselar is a leading technology specialist in two key areas: Mobile IT and Web and email management. It combines its partner’s best-of-breed technologies with industry expertise and support to provide its customers with two dedicated solutions, Conexus and Protexus. These two bespoke solutions, which are modular and scalable on-demand, are backed up by Consultus, Esselar’s expert consultancy service.
Conexus – The connectivity suite to enable the corporate use of smart mobile devices
Powered by MobileIron, iPass, SafeNet, Aerohive and Asavie
Protexus – The cloud-based web and email management suite
Powered by Mimecast, Cisco ScanSafe and Websense
Esselar enables its customers to connect their mobile workforces safely and securely while also ensuring roaming costs are controlled and apps and devices are managed appropriately.
For more information on Esselar, please visit http://www.esselar.com.
About Bird & Bird
Bird & Bird is an international law firm, with a rare and invaluable grasp of strategic commercial issues. We combine exceptional legal expertise with deep industry knowledge and refreshingly creative thinking, to help clients achieve their commercial goals. We have over 900 lawyers in 23 offices across Europe, the Middle East and Asia, as well as close ties with firms in other parts of the world. If you want to find out more, visit www.twobirds.com.
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