MobileIron expands partnership with Lenovo to include new offering

Enterprise mobility management (EMM) software provider MobileIron has announced an expansion of its partnership with Lenovo, aiming to create a unified hardware and software experience for organisations.

Last year’s Mobile World Congress saw the first announcement of the partnership, whereby Lenovo customers could purchase MobileIron’s security and management platform alongside their own PCs, tablets and smartphones. The thinking at the time was firmly rooted in the change organisations would have to make towards moving to Windows 10.

Now, the plan is to move beyond a basic reseller relationship and provide a new offering combining Lenovo’s devices with MobileIron’s unified endpoint management (UEM). The offering will ‘make it easy for companies to procure both the devices and software they need to operate securely and efficiently’, in the company’s words.

“Our next step is developing technology integrations, such as BIOS-level integration, that will streamline and improve the out of box experience for our customers,” said Igor Bergman, vice president and head of software at Lenovo.

“We see an opportunity to help our customers move from legacy technologies to modern management,” said Simon Biddiscombe, MobileIron CEO in a statement. “The promise of modern work is exciting. When companies have the technologies to get information to people when and where they need it, they accelerate decision making, improve efficiency, and increase their competitiveness.

“We’re excited to work with Lenovo as our strategic partner to transform the way enterprises secure endpoints and data.”

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