Employees have more ways to conduct business and personal matters on a single mobile device with AT&T Toggle. Toggle has also been extended to developers so they can wrap new mobile apps in the solution.
The new features give AT&T Toggle users the latest workplace management tools on their personally owned smartphone or tablet. Employees can now have access to a separate phone line on their personal devices for business calls, flexible VPN options and both employees and IT administrators have the ability to keep an eye on business-related data usage by employees using the Toggle workspace.
The latest features of the solution will include Toggle Voice so employees can have a separate phone number to make and receive business calls and check business voicemail. Toggle Data allows businesses to give employees who are subscribers to certain AT&T wireless services plans a fixed amount of data for use on their personal devices.
Data usage can be monitored within the Toggle workspace and businesses have the option to extend VPN capabilities from several vendors to AT&T Toggle and related applications.
User experience is also enhanced for email, contacts and calendar with the ability for employees to stay organized with group email threads by conversation.
“The rapid pace of business has created the need for employees to conduct their business anytime and anywhere,” said Mike Troiano, vice president, AT&T Advanced Mobility Solutions. “With Toggle, companies can cut down the cost of issuing corporate-owned devices while giving employees more flexibility with a virtual office at their fingertips.”
No Gamble on BYOD
Palms Casino Resort (Las Vegas), internationally recognized for its accommodations, action-packed casino, high-energy clubs and renowned restaurants, has equipped hundreds of its team members with company paid devices. Having company phones allowed the staff to be connected in the 24-hour business, but it was a significant expense and placed a large demand on the Palms IT department.
Working with AT&T, Palms implemented a BYOD program and installed AT&T Toggle to help increase efficiencies by creating a separate, highly-secure work portal on its team members’ personal smartphones. Users will be able to switch back and forth between their personal phone and number and their branded work portal and number. As a result, Palms expects to increase productivity and decrease costs while providing convenience to its team members.