Hewlett Packard has added Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) to its mobility portfolio, creating end-to-end, enterprise-grade services for the Microsoft ecosystem.
This Microsoft ecosystem allows users to work seamlessly across mobile devices and PCs, while helping IT manage the user environment and data security at the user level rather than at the device level.
Building on the recent agreement with Microsoft to offer Office 365 and HP service delivery as one comprehensive enterprise solution, HP is now adding EMS to its Microsoft ecosystem offering to improve productivity and help reduce risk, complexity and costs while accelerating the convergence of mobile and desktop management.
Adding service delivery for EMS to HP’s Microsoft ecosystem offerings delivers a common management platform across multiple operating systems and devices, and using a common identity delivers capabilities such as single sign-on to apps, self-service password reset and rights management.
Managing director and general manager, enterprise services, HP South Pacific, Nick Wilson, said when deploying mobility and workplace solutions in the enterprise, customers wanted a simplified, consumer-grade experience that empowered employees to be more productive anytime, anywhere on any device.
“Implementing EMS into an existing Office 365 environments allows customers to realise the full potential of both solutions while providing a lower cost on-ramp for Windows 10 upgrades in the future,” he said.
EMS brings together identity and access management capabilities, including multi-factor-authentication, together with PC and mobile device management, which delivers unique managed productivity capabilities for the Office mobile apps, in addition to file level data protection.
Implementing EMS into an existing Windows environment allows for strong integration with Office 365 and Windows 8.1, and capabilities increase with Windows 10 when available.
Microsoft executive vice president, Cloud and enterprise group, Scott Guthrie, said HP’s position as a Preferred Partner provided a strong foundation to help enterprise IT embrace a mobile-first, Cloud-first world.
“By adding EMS to HP's offering we'll provide a simple and natural extension of the benefits already experienced by over 6 million devices currently managed by System Centre Configuration Manager and HP Managed Desktop.”
HP advisory and transformation services for Workplace of the Future, Microsoft Azure AD, and Microsoft Office 365 are available today.
HP Services for Office 365 and Skype for Business (including HP management of an Office 365 environment) are also available today.
Additional advisory, transformation, and management services will be made available in 2015.