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Cash in on the Expanding Mobility Opportunity

November 02, 2017

Cash in on the Expanding Mobility Opportunity

Join Microsoft Partner Technology Strategist Josh Condie at the Fall 2015 Ingram Micro ONE event and learn how to increase revenue by integrating and assembling the latest Microsoft mobile products and security solutions.

Mobile computing has become one of the most disruptive technologies for businesses in decades. According to Forrester analyst Thomas Husson, “Not since the advent of the Internet has a technology forced businesses to rethink completely how they win, serve, and retain customers.”

Mobility spending plans are trending up, too, with 73 percent of companies projecting an increased mobility spend this year over 2014, according to research from Current Analysis.

Microsoft Windows 10 was designed with mobility in mind. More specifically, this operating system is designed to protect users from modern mobile computing security threats by:

  • Securing user identities
  • Securing the computing device
  • Securing the data and
  • Securing the connection.

The Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) is another resource that offers additional mobile security for users. Plus, it is a great complement to Office 365 (O365) and enhances the security of Windows 10 in even more comprehensive ways. With EMS, you can build on the mobile device management (MDM) functionality built into O365, offering protection for apps, data, and devices beyond O365.

Let’s say, for example, you have O365 running on a Surface Pro 4, and the laptop is owned by your customer’s employee (i.e. BYOD). Although the laptop is running Windows 10 and the security basics are covered, your customer needs additional security controls. Enter EMS.  If the employee needs to email sensitive customer information, for example, Microsoft Azure Rights Management Service (RMS), which is part of EMS, can help. RMS offers email data protection by preventing the receiver of the email from editing, copying, or printing the customer’s information. Additionally, if the employee leaves the company, Azure Active Directory, also part of EMS, ensures logins are instantly deactivated and access to company portals/websites is shut off.

If a hacker breaks into your customer’s network, Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics, also included in EMS, will discover the threat early on and automatically notify the appropriate IT administrators, so they can take immediate action and mitigate the problem.

With EMS, the customer gets all of this functionality in one affordable suite (starting at $8.75 per user, per month), offering a value that competitors can’t beat.

To learn more about Microsoft’s latest mobility products and security solutions, be sure to attend “The Expanding Mobility Opportunity” breakout at the Fall 2015 Ingram Micro ONE event, Tuesday, Nov. 17 in the Delta D room at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville.