Mobile Industry on the Move December 14

— December 14, 2013

Honeywell/DHL
Deutsche Post DHL, Germany’s leading provider of post and parcel services, is equipping employees with 55,000 Honeywell Dolphin 99EX mobile computers. The devices will enable employees to track and trace millions of DHL parcels delivered each day across Germany, including  more than seven million parcels during the peak holiday season.
 
Honeywell’s Remote MasterMind device management software will help to keep Deutsche Post’s drivers fully operational. The software makes an IT administrator’s job easier with the ability to manage all of the company’s mobile devices from a central system.

Ensuring that each device has updated software and is properly configured reduces errors and prevents device downtime that can slow the driver.  The company plans to further streamline the maintenance and upgrading of devices by adding software distribution and device support via Remote MasterMind in the future.
 
“We wanted a rugged, easy-to-use device and a complete solution that offered a lower total cost of ownership for the next seven years,” said Claudia Allmann, project manager for hand scanner operations integration at Deutsche Post DHL. “The performance of the Dolphin 99EX mobile computer and the service level and support provided by the Honeywell team stood out as best in class and they ensured that we have a state-of-the-art solution.”
 
InnoviMobile/SHI International Corp.
InnoviMobile is partnering with SHI International Corp., a North American IT solutions providers, to deliver turnkey mobile application development that meets the needs of their enterprise, corporate, government, and education customers.

The partnership underscores the needs of organizations that are integrating the cloud and mobility into their operations and require new applications to improve productivity, reduce costs, and deliver more engaging customer service. Working together, InnoviMobile and SHI plan to deliver end-to-end mobile apps for employees, partners, and customers to automate processes and provide real-time access to information. The combination of InnoviMobile’s mobile development expertise and SHI’s experience serving enterprises and businesses as well as state, local, and education (SLED) customers offers the perfect fit to create business-driven applications.

Apperian/McAfee
Apperian, a platform for securing and managing enterprise mobile apps, has joined the McAfee Security Innovation Alliancev (SIA) and is a member of the McAfee Sales Teaming Program (STP). As part of its participation, Apperian is integrating its mobile application management (MAM) solution with McAfee  ePolicy Orchestrator (McAfee ePO) platform.

The partnership enables integration between the McAfee ePO platform, a key component of McAfee’s security management offerings, and Apperian’s enterprise app catalog and mobile app management platform for corporate owned apps and data. The solution provides IT users with an integrated solution for mobile security and ensures compliance of the app and data without requiring an SDK or code modification, corporate apps and data are always protected and secured regardless of the device.

Customers utilizing Apperian and McAfee ePO can now launch the Apperian console directly from McAfee ePO platform and centrally manage app-based policies applied to enterprise apps to ensure mobile compliance across the organization. Additionally, visibility into the behavior of users and apps is displayed directly in the McAfee ePO administrator dashboard.

Samsung/Tappin
Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC's (Samsung Mobile) business customers now have a secure way to access company and personal files when they are not at the office. TappIn, a wholly owned subsidiary of GlobalSCAPE, Inc.  is now available on the Samsung Solutions Exchange, an online marketplace that addresses the needs of business owners by creating holistic mobile solutions on a robust portfolio of enterprise-grade Samsung Mobile devices.

TappIn provides employees with anytime, anywhere secure access to files and information and enables the ability to instantly access and securely share files, no matter where they're stored.  Using SSL encryption to safeguard content, TappIn securely allows the sharing of files from any web browser on your desktop and from mobile devices across multiple operating systems.

The Samsung Solutions Exchange delivers a range of third-party offerings for a variety of industries that increase productivity and ROI, including but not limited to sales and management applications, mobile device management solutions, cloud services, collaboration tools, and security solutions, all designed to make it easier for enterprises to succeed in the new era of mobile business.

"We launched the Samsung Solutions Exchange to further enhance our ability to help enterprises adopt a mobile first philosophy," said Timothy Wagner, Vice President and General Manager of Samsung Mobile's Enterprise Business Unit. TappIn is one of the initial launch members of Samsung Solutions Exchange.

Mobile App Security Working Group (MAS)
Mocana, a device security company,  announced the formation of the Mobile App Security Working Group (MAS), a non-profit association of mobility, security and enterprise stakeholders who are seeking to simplify and accelerate the deployment of secure mobile apps in all kinds of environments, on all kinds of devices – from the enterprise to the emergency room, from the power plant to the automobile.

The charter members of the MAS Working Group are include Mocana, SAP, FireEye, McAfee and Wind River. "The MAS working group hopes to fill a gaping void in the IoT ecosystem. As an industry, we need to be able to deliver easier, more cost-effective end-to-end security for apps and devices on a truly massive scale.  No one can really do that today.  And we need more open information exchange about the security posture of device and apps, information that crosses traditional corporate or national boundaries, in order for the Internet of Things to realize its potential,” said James Blaisdell, chief technology officer at Mocana.

The MAS working group aims to help its members create solutions that are dramatically easier for users to install, set up and deploy, while automating end-to-end security at scale and cryptographically binding mobile users, apps and devices to enterprise systems at a fraction of the cost of current approaches.

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