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Vision Works with Sprint to Deliver BYOD Solutions

By on August 27, 2012 in Mobile, Press Release with 0 Comments

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Vision Wireless, LLC (“Vision”), a leading provider of multi-carrier wireless mobility management (WMM) solutions including telecom expense management (TEM) and mobile device management (MDM), today announced an agreement with Sprint to provide Vision’s bring-your-own-device (BYOD) solution to business customers under Sprint’s suite of Professional Mobility Services. “Vision’s unique BYOD solution enables organizations to cost-effectively and securely extend the benefits of mobility beyond the scope of existing corporate-liable programs to include additional employees connecting with personally-owned devices,” said Kevin Steffes, President and CEO of Vision.

As part of the agreement, Sprint will offer Vision’s cross-carrier BYOD solution and management services to general business, enterprise and public sector customers. “BYOD has become a topic of universal interest among businesses of all sizes, but customers are struggling with the best way to deploy this,” said Rick Gumbleton, Vice President of Sales at Vision. “We are excited to expand our existing mobility management relationship with Sprint to offer a differentiated solution that directly addresses the business challenges presented by BYOD.”

Empower Employees With BYOD

Vision and Sprint will assist customers with the deployment and management of BYOD programs that empower employees with mobility, while simultaneously decreasing business risks and reducing the administrative burden on internal IT resources.

Vision’s comprehensive BYOD solution combines industry-leading technology and services to implement, manage, track and support all aspects of enterprise-grade BYOD programs. Key features include: configurable BYOD user registration portals, BYOD policy dissemination and acceptance, configurable BYOD approval workflow, asset/inventory management, mobile device management (MDM) and security, BYOD end user help desk support, stipend management, BYOD program reporting and dedicated customer support.

Benefits of BYOD as a Managed Service

Vision’s comprehensive BYOD solution is delivered using a managed-services model. “This unique approach simplifies the complexities of deploying BYOD and frees corporate resources to focus on the core business, while providing a cross-carrier, device agnostic solution that results in lower risk and improved cost of ownership,” said Jennifer Warren, Vision’s Vice President of Business Development. The benefits for customers include:

  •  Increases visibility and control over personally-owned devices connecting to corporate resources
  •  Reduces business risks using state-of-the-art Mobile Device Management platform
  •  Decreases administrative burden on corporate IT resources
  •  Increases employee productivity and satisfaction levels
  •  Enforces compliance with corporate IT/security policies
  •  Protects sensitive corporate data on personally-owned devices

Mobile Device Management and Security

In a recent report entitled “Five Things Every Executive Needs to Know About Wireless Mobility,” Timothy C. Colwell, AOTMP’s Senior Vice President of Global Business Analytics, cautioned executives not to limit the business potential of wireless mobility within their organizations and pointed to BYOD as a business enabler stating “Wireless mobility is not an employment perk to be reserved for the few; it is a mainstream method of communications that serves to accelerate business performance.”

Vision has a long history of enabling business opportunity through sophisticated mobility solutions; however BYOD, if not deployed properly, can expose business to significant financial risks resulting from unauthorized access to sensitive corporate data stored on personal devices. “Vision’s BYOD solution reduces risks for customers by including state-of-the-art mobile device management (MDM) from Notify Technology Corporation to securely connect personally-owned devices to corporate resources,” said Cyndi Listrom, Vision’s Vice President of Operations.

BYOD Help Desk & Stipend Management Services

Allowing employees to use their personal devices for business purposes actually increases operational costs due to the myriad of diverse device types that must be supported. Vision’s comprehensive solution includes BYOD Help Desk Services to support a business’ end users which reduces the administrative burden on corporate IT resources. Vision’s mobility experts provide efficient and effective resolution of troubles which reduces downtime for employees and increases their productivity.

Vision’s BYOD solution also eases the administrative burden associated with management of employee stipends by including services that automate stipend distribution through one of several methods. For example, Vision can provide automated payroll feeds that enable businesses to issue employee stipends via the payroll process. Alternatively, Vision can automate stipend distribution by issuing credits to employee personal merchant accounts. Stipend management options include, but are not limited to, those methods listed herein.

For the full release, visit Vision Works with Sprint to Deliver BYOD Solutions to Business Customers 

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