This post is brought to you by VMware, maker of AirWatch.
Whatever your organization’s mission, synchronizing all your employees’ mobile devices can power up your operations. However, wrangling together an array of phones, tablets and laptops is very tough. Making sure they’re all caught up and in sync with the same software versions and whatnot — let alone sourcing or (gasp) developing the applications your business will run on them — is a lot for a business of any size to take on.
AirWatch by VMware is a complete solution for any organization looking to make the move to mobile or improve management of its employees’ devices, without the need to hire an entire IT department. It’s an enterprise mobility management (EMM) platform that seamlessly integrates a turnkey suite of productivity and collaboration apps on any device running iOS or OS X, including Apple TV.
Endless use cases
AirWatch is designed to be open-ended so it can work in almost any conceivable scenario, and it’s as adaptable as it is robust. The number of potential use cases is essentially endless.
A technician can bring an iPhone into the field, take reports and photos, then request additional services — with all the data immediately updated throughout the company’s devices. A doctor making rounds can pull up a patient’s personal health information, show them the ins and outs of an upcoming procedure, and go over care and prescriptions — drawing on only the apps and resources needed by a given patient. Or customers at a retail outlet can interact with an iPad kiosk to learn more about a product, check if the item is in stock, and purchase it even if it’s not — to be picked up or delivered later.
AirWatch takes the headache out of managing devices for all your organization’s employees. The AirWatch admin console makes it easy to set up, deploy and manage an array of smartphones and computers. It even makes it simple to enable employees to bring their own devices and integrate them seamlessly into your wider mobile-enabled workflow. AirWatch provides same-day support for operating system updates, which means your users can update to the latest and greatest versions without risking interruptions in device management or security.
AirWatch benefits from the power of the cloud
As it is cloud-based, AirWatch is infinitely scalable as a business grows. Plus, buying enabled devices en masse is made simple through an integration with Apple’s Device Enrollment Program and Volume Purchase Program, as well as with iBooks and Apple Care.
Perhaps the most valuable benefit is AirWatch’s ecosystem of more than 1 million apps, developed by VMware and by various industry-leading, third-party partners such as Box, Cisco and Workday. These apps make it easy to manage all devices, whether issued by your organization or BYOD, and give your employees essential tools for getting their jobs done — anywhere, anytime.
Whether you’re an educational institution, a health care provider, a retailer or what have you — if you can name it, there’s an active community of developers, users and support experts on hand to make sure you get exactly the software solution that fits your needs as you establish a mobile workflow that works for your enterprise.
More than 16,000 organizations, including 500 of the Forbes Global 2000, trust AirWatch to quickly, efficiently, reliably and securely establish and maintain their mobile-enabled workplaces. These are operations of all sizes and varieties, each with needs and goals as unique as your own. If your business is looking to accelerate innovation and productivity with a mobile platform, learn more about AirWatch here.