Globo, Ingram Micro Partner on Enterprise Mobility Offering

 
 
By Nathan Eddy  |  Posted 2013-03-06
 
 
 

Enterprise mobility management and telecom software products and solutions provider Globo announced it has signed a distribution agreement with IT supply chain specialist Ingram Micro to provide Globo’s enterprise mobility solutions for the enterprise and small and midsize business (SMB) market to authorized resellers in the United States and Canada.

Ingram Micro Mobility will act as a distributor for Globo’s latest offering, GO!Enterprise, an enterprise mobility solution for SMBs that allows small businesses with up to 150 devices to securely run and manage their bring your own device (BYOD) mobile workforce through the Globo cloud infrastructure.

Available as a pay-as-you-go annual licensing model, the platform, completely hosted in the cloud, is designed to minimize upfront costs and requires only basic IT knowledge, making it well-suited for midsize companies with limited technical resources.

"Enterprise mobility is a strategic initiative for organizations of all sizes and our product strategy is designed to deliver to the widest range of customers exactly what they require. Enterprise Mobility in a Box came out of this business mindset,” Globo CEO Costis Papadimitrakopoulos said in a statement. “The distribution agreement with Ingram Micro Mobility complements exactly what we envisaged; the widespread cross-channel availability of a solution crafted for SMBs made available through the leading IT and mobile distributor in the world and addressing the most mature markets of USA and Canada in one move."

The solution includes hosted Microsoft Exchange accounts, cloud hosting and file storage, GO!Enterprise office productivity and collaboration apps, an integrated development studio for creating customized apps, and an enterprise mobility management console to manage and protect corporate assets.

"The addition of Globo’s GO!Enterprise platform to our lineup allows Ingram Micro resellers to provide an even wider portfolio of solutions to serve the growing number of customers looking  to mobilize their business operations," Ingram Micro Mobility North America President Bashar Nejdawi said in a statement. "We're committed to offering products to our reseller customers that provide them with ever-expanding opportunities for success in a competitive marketplace and GLOBO's portfolio of mobile solutions is an excellent addition to our mobile offering."

More and more workforce mobility solution providers are looking to offer businesses of all sizes platforms that take advantage of the growing BYOD trend. At the same time, the development of BYOD introduces significant new challenges for enterprise IT departments, according to a recent report from WiFi network and services firm iPass and mobile device management firm MobileIron.

Security and cost remain the top concerns, and while respondents to a similar F5 Networks survey acknowledged BYOD is critical to an organization's ability to achieve the level of security it wants, one-third of respondents admitted they are not prepared to provide adequate security to protect against threats associated with BYOD.

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