Dimension Data has embraced a Cloud-based a consumption model with the launch of a suite end-user computing services and enterprise-mobility-as-a-service (EMaaS).
The EMaaS offering is an integrated enterprise mobility management service that gives customers a comprehensive policy-based, device-independent, mobile device management, mobile expense management and integration, according to the company statement.
This is underpinned by automation and consumption-based commercials. The service, which uses a cloud-based consumption model, enables organisations to rapidly scale deployments while managing the complex environment of mobile devices, data access and expense management.
Dimension Data group chief technology officer, Ettienne Reinecke, said the launch of EMaaS was an important step for Dimension Data as it marked the establishment of the platform that it will use to rapidly evolve to deliver enterprises with a suite of services that addresses their emerging user-centric end-user computing requirements. He said EMaaS was designed to address an immediate requirement of enterprise clients around mobile devices, smart devices and how to ensure these new devices can be incorporated into their business in a rapid, yet controlled and secure way.
"The EMaaS is an integral component of the Group's combined strategy to support a truly user-centric computing model through our Cloud, Enterprise Mobility and End User Computing groups," he said.
Dimension Data, group executive IT-as-a-Service, Steve Nola, said the bring-your-own-device environment of today's enterprise, meant users want access to corporate information from any device, anytime, anywhere.
"Our EMaaS service enables businesses to remove the cost and complexity from their mobility deployments while gaining visibility and control across the entirety of those deployments," he said.
"With this service, mobile-enabled organisations will benefit from increased staff productivity, responsiveness and decision-making speed as well as rapid issue resolution and satisfaction for mobile workers." EMaaS provides enterprise clients with a policy framework and secure access to corporate information from any device, ensuring appropriate authentication and corporate governance adherence.
It enables rapid provisioning, automation and user self service via the cloud.
It also allows customers to upload corporate mobile invoices for analysis, enabling clients to gain insights into the costs associated with their mobility fleet.