MobileIron and Google Cloud partner on enterprise cloud services for operators

Enterprise mobility management (EMM) provider MobileIron and Google Cloud have announced they are to collaborate on a new end-to-end platform for enterprise cloud services.

The two companies will combine Orbitera, a cloud commerce platform which Google Cloud acquired in 2016, with MobileIron’s app distribution, security, and analytics. The proposed result will be aimed at operators and enterprises, with potential features including customised bundles and customised branding.

As MobileIron sees it, the opportunity is there for operators to ‘become a bridge for [a] secure cloud services marketplace for their customers’. Organisations need to deploy dozens of cloud services, so why can’t operators help out in deploying them and distributing them to employees, as well as on the security side?

“Today’s enterprises are looking for a solution to address the need for a seamless cloud commerce software experience from purchase to deployment,” said Marcin Kurc, Google Cloud’s head of commerce platform in a statement. “We’re working with MobileIron to answer this call, bringing together the power of the Orbitera platform and MobileIron’s EMM and Access solutions to provide a set of tools that allow businesses to innovate in a managed, secure environment.”

This represents the first major release from MobileIron since announcing Simon Biddiscombe as chief executive officer in October. In December, the company was placed in Forrester’s most recent report exploring the maturation of EMM to unified endpoint management (UEM).

You can find out more about the MobileIron/Google Cloud partnership here.

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