Mobile Industry on the Move August 10

— August 10, 2013

While three BlackBerry executives have bailed, (Carmine Arabia, Doug Kozak and Graeme Whittington), what else is going on in the world of mobility? Here are this week’s moves by the major players.
 
AT&T
AT&T and CSC have signed an agreement for a global strategic alliance to develop next-generation technology solutions for enterprise businesses. Under the agreement, the two companies plan to develop and offer cloud solutions for businesses by combining CSC’s cloud services, specialized consulting and applications expertise with AT&T’s network and cloud infrastructure platform.

As part of the agreement, CSC will provide application expertise to AT&T and its customers and enhance and migrate applications to enable AT&T’s customers to benefit from a secure cloud environment.  In addition, AT&T will assume management of CSC’s internal network and its managed network services portfolio with commercial clients. The agreement will remain in place until 2020, with the option to extend.
 
AirWatch
AirWatch is now an enterprise-grade mobility management solutions provider equipped to serve federal agency mobility needs by the U.S. General Services Administration’s (GSA) Managed Mobility Program. GSA listed AirWatch as one of four selected EMM providers to offer the most comprehensive solutions with the lowest “acquisition, implementation and management costs and risks.”

“In an industry that has seen rapid growth and evolving capabilities, AirWatch differentiates its solution by focusing on security, scalability, innovation and usability,” said Mark Williams, Director of Government Solutions, AirWatch. “This recognition from GSA substantiates the level of service that we provide to federal agencies and identifies our solution’s success in fulfilling federal government functionality and security needs.”
 
Stratix
Stratix is expanding its MMS portfolio by integrating GSG's MobileManager suite of applications into the iTRAC360 Portal. MobileManager will enhance iTRAC360 by adding recurring cost reduction to its existing asset management platform, and deliver end-to-end mobile lifecycle management.

"We looked in the market for a mobile procurement and expense management solution to fill out our MMS portfolio and it became obvious that GSG’s platform was clearly the best choice to help us integrate disparate telecom information, automate manual processes, and improve the overall customer experience,“ said Kevin Paolino, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Stratix. 

“The addition of GSG’s applications to Stratix MMS Portfolio delivers a unique and valuable service component and cost savings advantage to our customers. The GSG application will fully integrate with iTrac360 to deliver a comprehensive suite of products and services, while delivering on our vision of providing customers a 'single pane of glass' into their telecom infrastructure."
 
DocuSign
Laserfiche has partnered with DocuSign to further enhance the value of the company’s enterprise content management (ECM) solution with secure electronic signature. DocuSign’s eSignature transaction management platform will streamline and automate document signing, validate signed documents within business processes and securely archive all signed documents to help Laserfiche customers accelerate transactions and reduce costs.

“Our goal was to complement our existing digital signature solutions to provide secure support for external digital signers,” said Jereb Cheatham, Vice President of Strategic Services, Laserfiche. “By integrating DocuSign into Laserfiche, our customers get a faster, easier and more secure experience for managing their transactions and documents online.”

In addition, Enrique Salem, former president and CEO of Symantec, has joined DocuSign’s board of directors. Salem brings more than twenty-five years of executive experience in technology and security leadership to his new role.

Cadec Global
Cadec Globa is partnering with FuelQuest to offer fuel distributors increased visibility and efficiency within their fleet operations. FuelQuest’s Fuel Management System (FMS) now transmits fuel orders directly to Cadec’s PowerVue in-cab solution allowing businesses to affect even dispatched orders based on up-to-date procurement opportunities or changing site inventory needs.

“We are thrilled to partner with FuelQuest and offer these unique features to the fuel distributor industry,” said Pete Allen, CEO, Cadec.  “Fleets now have access to real-time data to make better decisions about vehicle allocation, deliveries, schedules, and more.  The combined solution provides fuel distributors with a much-needed edge in a highly competitive market.”

“This is an exciting partnership for us as it marks an industry first – integrated fuel management automation software and in-cab technology,” said Matt Tormollen, president and CEO of FuelQuest.  
 
Mobile Labs
Mobile Labs, LLC is partnering with Idexcel, a provider of IT products and services focused on emerging technologies such as cloud, big data, analytics, and mobility.

As a member of the Mobile Labs partner ecosystem, Idexcel will be a Value Added Reseller (VAR) of deviceConnect, a private, internal device cloud that delivers comprehensive management capabilities for mobile devices, users, and apps in corporate test labs. Idexcel will also resell Mobile Labs Trust, a next-generation automated mobile application testing solution and an add-in for the automated testing platform.

“When it comes to mobile apps, our customers face a number of challenges. Chief among them are app quality and managing access to their growing mobile device pools for manual and/or automated app testing - all without compromising security. It’s a tall order,” said Yogesh Gupta, Director, Client Relations, Idexcel. “Partnering with a thought-leader like Mobile Labs is a strategic decision that will have big impact for our customers.”

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