As businesses currently using Windows 7 PCs mull relocating to office
professional plus 2013, smartphone management firm MobileIron and Computer
giant Lenovo are combining forces to deliver improved security and easier
oversight for that new PCs coming online.
Traditionally targeted on security and management for tablets and
smartphones, Mountain View, Calif.-based MobileIron is looking to offer
additional to companies using Windows ten devices for instance laptops using its
lindsey stirling with Lenovo, unveiled Tuesday.
Their bond will enable customers to buy Lenovo PCs, tablets and
smartphones while doing so as MobileIron's security and management
platform-which MobileIron said will amount to "one-stop shopping" for businesses
wanting to securely relocate to Windows 10.
With all the partnership, "there's an awesome possibility of partners to
present upgrade and migration services around Windows ten," said Kevin White,
director of commercial growth at MobileIron, in an emailed statement to CRN.
White cited Microsoft's will end security updates for buy office
2010 adjusted January 2020.
"These styles of upgrades don't happen overnight and corporations close
to the planet will need to start planning their upgrade strategy," White said.
"Channel partners have got a great possibility to work with their customers as
At PaRaBaL, a fast-growing enterprise mobility resolution provider based
in Baltimore in addition to a MobileIron partner, CEO Peter Coddington said
MobileIron's new partnership with Lenovo is often a "good leading indicator and
validator of where enterprise mobility goes."
"MobileIron was built to supervise mobile devices and always keep pace
with all the explosion of mobile phones for corporate use," Coddington told CRN.
"Because in the success of needing products that will try this, organizations
are saying, 'Hey, try this in my desktops and laptops, too.'
Part within the rising interest on services at PaRaBaL-which recently
expanded to Europe having a Netherlands office-is that customers increasingly
value which has a single platform for managing all of their devices, he said.
"We're created to help with mobile, and they also say, 'We need to
standardize what we're using for mobile along with the rest of our computing,' "
Coddington said. "I wouldn't have predicted that eight in years past whenever i
started this small business."
Concerning what the new partnership suggests for MobileIron, Coddington
asserted "this Lenovo move helps MobileIron integrate easier to buy office
MobileIron's White noted that Lenovo partners will get access to
MobileIron SKUs and offerings.
"MobileIron partners won't be reselling Lenovo but we assume that there
might be collaboration from the field," he stated.
Inside of a news release, Jerry Paradise, Lenovo's executive director of
worldwide enterprise Pc, said the Morrisville, N.C., corporation is utilizing
MobileIron "to give our enterprise customers a secure, agile platform as they
assemble out and update their infrastructure."
MobileIron said within the news release that deploying the company's
enterprise mobility management platform on Lenovo PCs could yield an
approximately Eighty percent reduction in a customer's sum total of Pc
ownership, due just in order to reduce labor fees.