Telus Launches Cloud-Based MDM Solution for Small and Medium-Sized Canadian Businesses

by Istvan Fekete on August 28, 2014

As the BYOD (bring your own device) trend gets stronger, the demand for cloud-based mobile device management (MDM) solutions rises: business owners want to equip staff so they can work out of the office.

To answer that demand, Telus yesterday launched its second mobile device management solution, called MDM Made Easy. To bring that solution to life, Canada’s #2 carrier teamed up with VMware Inc. and Vox Mobile, and the result is a “turn-key MDM” tool that “drastically simplifies the support and enhances the security of mobile devices for small and medium-sized Canadian businesses.

MDM Made Easy allows businesses to deploy an MDM solution quickly and easily without the need to invest in infrastructure, eliminating the costs for on-premises hardware. Also, it ships with pre-configured user profiles that simplify enrolling, configuring, and updating devices, freeing the company’s IT resources.

“The challenges IT departments face are becoming more complex with the convergence of mobility, cloud, big data and the Internet of Things, and TELUS is committed to helping our customers navigate this rapidly changing landscape,” said Peter Green, senior vice-president of TELUS Business Solutions. “MDM Made Easy allows our customers to leverage the cloud to quickly deploy a robust mobile device management solution that is cost-effective, scalable and simple to manage.”

The MDM package can be customized according to the needs of each business. Telus business customers receive the basic package, but they can opt for additional features such as secure email, application scanning, file sharing, and secure Web browsing. MDM Made Easy comes with multi-platform – iOS, Android, BlackBerry, and Windows – and carrier support.

Telus’ MDM solution is powered by the AirWatch by VMware platform, while professional support for MDM Made Easy is provided by Vox Mobile, the carrier’s partner in Managed Mobility Services since 2011.

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Written by: Istvan Fekete. www.digitcom.ca. Follow TheTelecomBlog.com by: RSS, Twitter, Facebook, or YouTube.

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