Australia will be the first country to offer Dimension Data's enterprise mobility-as-a-service offering through its managed Cloud platform.
According to a company statement, this service establishes an end-user computing platform that enables a suite of services, allowing organisations to embrace their evolving mobility and end-user computing needs.
EMaaS provides clients with an integrated cloud-based approach to mobility management integrating comprehensive policy-based, device-independent, mobile device management and mobile expense management solutions.
The development work on EMaaS was completed at Dimension Data’s research and development facility in Sydney.
The service, delivered via Dimension Data’s Managed Cloud Platform, solves the challenge of how to manage mobile devices, data and expenses and allows for the rapid, scalable deployment of mobility solutions.
It incorporates a comprehensive view of mobility usage, and features cloud principles of automation and consumption-based pricing.
Clients are also able to simplify the management of complex mobile environments, making greater adoption of mobile applications cost effective and efficient.
Dimension Data general manager, end-user Computing, Australia, Brian Walshe, said clients were telling the company that their strategic ambition was to leverage mobility to provide more innovative and reliable services for enterprises to engage with employees and customers.
"With our EMaaS service, more companies will be able to choose ‘mobility first’, and enable new business initiatives that empower their mobile work force,” he said.
The company had already successfully completed numerous mobility engagements around the world using a consultative approach, including in Australia.
“During these engagements, we developed a deep understanding of the challenges that enterprises face when addressing complex mobility projects, and harvested best practices which we’ve built into this solution,” Walshe said.
“According to research carried out by the OECD among its member nations, Australia is ranked second highest in mobile broadband uptake, with a 114 per cent penetration rate, and 26.46 million subscriptions.
"These statistics make the Australian market ideal for adopting better mobility management solutions. By creating a dialogue with these early adopters we can quickly enhance and evolve the portfolio.”
Dimension Data group executive - ITaaS, Steve Nola, said desks were slowly disappearing from the corporate and government landscapes.
"Dimension Data designed EMaaS to help enterprise clients incorporate mobile and smart devices into their businesses in a controlled and secure way," he said.
"EMaaS supports organisations’ environmentally sustainable strategies by enabling mobility and collaboration.
"The value for enterprise end-users is in creating innovative ways to achieve successful personal and business outcomes, regardless of their location, device or mobile service.”