IMG Expands Relationship with iPass to Create a Comprehensive Mobility Solution
iPass Inc. (NASDAQ: IPAS), a global provider of services that unify enterprise mobility management, today announced that The Information Management Group (IMG), a company of S&T, has significantly expanded their relationship with iPass. Under the new agreement IMG will deploy the iPass Device Management service to all employees to complement the iPass Mobile Office service already in use for global connectivity. By combining the two services—global connectivity and mobile device management—IMG will benefit from having systems management and software distribution integrated into the remote and mobile connections process increasing control and reducing costs for managing their large mobile workforce.
“As an international management consultancy we are heavily dependent on reliable secure mobile connectivity for our staff. IMG consultants spend most of their time out in the field,” said Thomas Walter, Manager IT Helpdesk & Support for IMG. “Using iPass’ device management services we can now make sure that our laptops are continuously updated and security risks are reduced before our employees access any kind of Internet session. iPass is an organization that focuses on offering a high-quality experience to its customers and IMG is excited to expand its relationship with iPass.”
IMG has been using iPass Mobile Office for several years. Since implementing the service, IMG has been able to reduce its costs for mobile and remote access by more than 40 percent. By expanding the use of iPass services to include mobile and remote device management capabilities, IMG will benefit even more. Thomas Walter continued: “As we have valuable staff who spend most of their time ’on the road’ it is simply impossible, both from a cost and time perspective, to keep their mobile devices up-to-date without an automated solution functioning over the Internet. iPass’ highly reliable remote systems management services will make this feasible without adding extra complexity for our IT staff.”
While beneficial for use on all devices, iPass Device Management addresses the management challenges facing companies with numerous remote and mobile systems. The service helps enterprises discover, inventory, assess and update these hard-to-reach devices whenever they touch the Internet and includes features that take into account the low-bandwidth and intermittent connections these users occasionally face. In particular, by combining iPass’ connectivity and device management services, IMG will be able to distribute high-priority patches as a required part of the initial Internet connection while normal priority updates occur in the background during the user session.
“This expansion of our relationship with IMG represents a strong endorsement of our vision and technology platform especially as IMG represents the leading edge of a mobile company,” stated Florian Schiebl, managing director of iPass Deutschland GmbH. “IMG recognizes the power of unifying global connectivity and device management, it’s all about maximizing productivity of the mobile workforce. Getting both highly necessary services out of one hand guarantees a tight reign on cost and complexity for IMG.”
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