DME for iPad brings secure corporate e-mail and PIM on the popular tablet, and uses the iPad’s native capabilities to create a great user experience
A few days before the release of the new iPad firmware update and its deployment into more countries, Excitor launches itsnew secure email and PIM client, specifically designed to match the iPad’s screen size and capabilities. DME on the iPad gives completeness of the desktop experience on a considerably more convenient form factor.
Just like the iPhone before it, the iPad is a revolution in itself that is creating new demands. It is rapidly infiltrating the enterprise. Top management is increasingly demanding that it forms part of the corporate landscape. "It is not usually the role of the CEO to get directly involved in specific technology device decisions, but Apple’s iPad is an exception," says Gartner VP Stephen Prentice. "It is more than just the latest consumer gadget; and CEOs and business leaders should initiate a dialogue with their CIOs about it if they have not already done so." Gartner analysts are actively encouraging companies to recognise the benefits of adopting this device for their businesses. “Individuals are willing to buy these devices themselves, so enterprises must be ready to support them” adds Stephen Prentice.
iPad - part of the ‘Bring your own Device to Work’ industry phenomenon
iPad has contributed to the trend for personally owned mobile devices to become part of the corporate landscape. DME’s capability to partition corporate from personal data on all devices, including the iPad, means that the introduction of personal iPads can be embraced by businesses, without fear of security breaches.
In order to support the iPad, which in its configuration is closer to a smartphone than a laptop, companies need to be able to manage and secure it, and grant it access to the corporate e-mail infrastructure. Excitor’s early integration of Apple’s iOS for the iPhone and iPod Touch has facilitated the work on DME for iPad, but it is a brand new email client that fully exploits the iPad’s size and features.
“We are very excited to be of the first companies in the world to introduce a secure e-mail and PIM client for the iPad” said Carsten Eliot Nielsen, Excitor’s CTO. “Some of our new and existing customers have been able to test it and the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. It confirms us in our belief that the iPad is going to be a key platform for enterprises in the future” he adds.
Laurence Dale, technology consultant at Celerity Mobile, has already deployed DME for iPad in large enterprises and is impressed. “The iPad is a game changer in convenient, flexible mobility, and the DME Client for iPad gives you the ability to have work fit into this new world. With its light touch secure partitioned application approach, giving you clear and simple access to email, calendar and other work-related data, the balance with personal use of the device can be comfortably accepted by users.” he says.
Apple has already sold more than 8 million iPads worldwide. Gartner is expecting that the total tablet sales for 2011 might reach 54,8 million units. Excitor’s ambition is to being able to support all mobile devices, smartphones or tablets, and is already supporting the iPad’s early competitor, the Samsung Galaxy Tab.
DME for iPad can be downloaded for free on Apple’s AppStore.
Excitor is a leading provider of Mobile Device Management solutions. Excitor develops and sells DME (Dynamic Mobile Exchange) to organizations globally. With sales and implementation offices and partners across Europe, Africa and Asia Pacific regions, Excitor is assisting enterprises of all sizes with mobilizing their workforces, and effectively managing their mobile fleets. DME ensures that companies can administer and support many mobile units – centrally and effectively – without compromising security. DME supports all major mobile operating systems, runs on all networks, and is operator-independent.