How Amsterdam Airport Schiphol migrated its workforce to BYOD

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Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has recently migrated to a bring your own device (BYOD) policy, thanks to utilising the Good Collaboration Suite from mobility provider Good Technology.

The airport initially trialled a BYOD program among its employees to gauge if there was any interest, and saw approximately half the company switch on to the new system.

Many of the employees were similarly interested in using tablets as well as smartphones, which influenced the company’s decision...

By James Bourne, 05 December 2014, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Case Studies, Enterprise Mobility.

Van Gansewinkel uses DocuSign to mobilise its workforce on the move

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Benelux-based waste management provider Van Gansewinkel has announced it is working with electronic signature software firm DocuSign to automate and mobilise its business.

The company, with 5,500 employees and a turnover of more than €1bn (£792m), was looking for a one size fits all way of conducting contract agreements electronically, taking into account the variety of laws in different countries – for instance, an area of Flemish law whereby businesses have to...

By James Bourne, 28 November 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Case Studies, Enterprise Mobility.

How one company uses wearables in the workplace – even if it’s a CIO’s nightmare

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Here’s one firm which is using wearable tech at the office. Cloud services company Appirio has brought CloudFit into work, with the aim of improving employee morale and reducing health insurance costs.

The program, which is entirely voluntary, utilises a Fitbit device, and is part of a wider trend seen by Trend Micro in its latest research: employers actively pursuing opportunities to utilise wearable technology in the workplace. 61% of organisations polled in the 100-strong...

By James Bourne, 26 November 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Case Studies, CIO, Enterprise Mobility, Wearables.

Compliance firm ESG reduces report time by 90% through enterprise mobility

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Case study Environmental safety compliance provider ESG has used MobileIron for its latest enterprise mobility rollout, in the process reducing report time by over 90%.

The company, based in Burton upon Trent, utilises two streams for its current solution, replacing a previous app as well as eradicating paper-based solutions to create reports for its customers.

Phil Baker, ESG infrastructure manager, told Enterprise AppsTech how the new solution is a “massive time saver” for the...

By James Bourne, 25 November 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Case Studies, Enterprise Mobility.

How one company improved its productivity by prioritising enterprise apps

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Integrated services provider Coopservice has announced a partnership with Ipanema Technologies to improve its IT network, with the result of reduced network costs and performance issues, as well as improved employee productivity.

Ipanema also moved HR and other key applications to the cloud, utilised unified comms tools, including deploying Lync, and replaced the company’s former ERP system with SAP.

Coopservice’s business plan relies on an always-ready network and...

By James Bourne, 06 November 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Case Studies, Enterprise Mobility.

How Dell utilises BYO PC for its internship programmes

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Feature As one of the world’s leading tech companies, anyone who’s looking to intern at Dell for the summer is naturally going to be technology minded. The result is that Dell doesn’t need to provide them with any technology of their own; just hook up their laptop to the company profile and let them get on with it.

This isn’t a new phenomenon, of course. But it doesn’t carry as glitzy an image as BYOD. According to the company’s research, 40% of firms...

By James Bourne, 05 November 2014, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Case Studies, Enterprise Mobility, Feature.

How Camden Borough Council improves its productivity through BYOD and CYOD

Last week it was revealed that Camden Borough Council had steadily increased the number of mobile devices in its remit.

Following a Freedom of Information Request from Parliament Street, Camden disclosed it now uses 252 mobile devices across the council, compared with 171 in June 2013 and 74 a year before that. That number is comprised of 132 iPhones – 64 iPhone 5 devices – and 45 Samsung models.

It’s not the only London institution to experience a spike in bring your own device deployment, with similar...

By James Bourne, 11 August 2014, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Case Studies, Enterprise Mobility, MDM.

How the NHS aims to improve healthcare by boosting productivity through mobility

It’s long been mooted that giving employees more freedom with their mobile devices will lead to a happier, more productive workforce. Yet the security of information remains paramount – and in a sector such as healthcare, it’s not just the company you’re letting down, but potentially confidential patient details.

With figures ranging from one in five to one in three users admitting to losing devices in public places,

By James Bourne, 16 June 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Case Studies, Employees, Enterprise Mobility.